Mangeshkar's brother and noted music director
Hridaynath Mangeshkar has revealed that a problem in
the legendary singer's vocal chords in 1960 forced
her to remain away from microphone for over a year.
Speaking at a programme, Hridyanath said the melody
queen remained away from the microphone on the
advice of Ustad Ameer Khan for a year and observed
total silence for almost six months.
"Though her career was at its peak during those
days, she religiously followed the advice of Ustad
Ameer Khan and did not even step out of Mumbai.
However, after a year she returned to the music
world," he said.