The estranged wife of Bhupen Hazarika, Priyamvada Patel Hazarika has said that singer Lata Mangeshkar and her husband had an affair. “Lata started a big affair with him” were the words Priyamvada used to describe the affair in her own words. She was speaking to a local TV channel.
The news comes just less than a week before the first death anniversary of Bhupen Hazarika. She further said that the singer from Mumbai was almost crazy for Bhupen Hazarika. She also added that for any musician to come up in the industry, at least in India, the songs should be sung by Lata herself.
When Priyamvada Patel asked Bhupen Hazarika why he needs to spend a night with the singer in a room, he replied at times it needs to be done.
According to Priyamvada Patel, it was due to Lata Mangeshkar that she had to leave her husband as Lata shared a bedroom at Tollygunje apartment when she visited Kolkata.
Incidentally, Bhupen Hazarika has in his autobiography has brought up contexts about a singer based in Mumbai.