Mumbai: It was a meeting of stalwarts, as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray hosted Lata Mangeshkar and cricket great Sachin Tendulkar at his residence here on Sunday. The occasion on which the three met was to present Tendulkar with a gift, which was handed over to him by the melody queen.
Two frames with lyrics of Lata hits 'Tu jahan jahan chalega' and 'Piya tose naina lage re' were handed to him by the singer.
"I am moving into a new house. So, I wanted to have some kind of article which Lata Didi had used, to keep it in my music room. Something like a handkerchief," Tendulkar said. "When I used to travel to play cricket abroad, I used to listen to music, especially songs sung by Lata Didi. You have been my silent companion," he said.