Lata Mangeshkar: Duping innocent people in my name is very painful for me
Lata Mangeshkar woke up to a shocking news last Wednesday that a woman called Revati Khare had been allegedly swindling a whole lot of people of their money by using the singer’s name.
Let down by the duplicity adopted by some people, Lata says, “It hurts me to know that a person can feel so low to get some fast money. It hurts me even more to know that my name was being used to dupe innocent people of their hard-earned money. I can’t start to tell you how saddened I am by how low human nature has fallen.”
Lata got to know of the fraud only when a friend informed her. “A friend of mine who had been drawn close by the same lady suspected something was wrong.
She rightly surmised that if I was actually piling up money for the said charity, why would I approach my friends through someone whom they had never heard of, and never met?”
Lata is scared about the intricacies involved. She reveals, “The police has taken over the matter. So, I’ve nothing to worry about. But I am scared by this woman’s wherewithal.
She not only got letter pads with my picture printed on it, but also got an image of my Bharat Ratna trophy printed on the letter pad. I’ve never had my picture on my letter pad. She also got my signature absolutely right. That scared me.”