Lata came to know of the fraudulence only when a friend informed her.
Lata Mangeshkar woke up to shocking news last Wednesday that a woman called Revati Khare had been allegedly swindling a whole lot of people of their money in the name of the singer.
Disappointed by the duplicity adopted by some people, Lata says, “It pains me to know that a person can fall so low to make some quick money. It pains me even more to know that my name was being used to dupe innocent people of their hard-earned money. I can’t begin to tell you how saddened I am by how low human nature has fallen.”
Lata came to know of the fraudulence only when a friend informed her. “A friend of mine who had been approached by the same lady suspected something was amiss. She rightly surmised that if I was really collecting 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.”