Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar will be 87 next week and has appealed to her fans to do something very thoughtful. She has appealed to her fans and well-wishers to remember and donate for the brave Indian soldiers guarding ourborders. “Every year, on my birthday, thousands of you send me flowers, sweets, cakes, greeting cards… This year, I humbly request you all, instead of sending me these things, that money and as much as you can give, please give it to our brave soldier brothers,” Lata said in a tweet on Friday. “I believe that mother, father, teacher, motherland and the guardians of the motherland, our brave soldiers… Whatever we do for them, it is not enough. Our soldiers… who don’t think twice before sacrificing their lives for protecting our country… Because of them we are safe.” she said. “I shall consider it a favour, if you all can, as per your capacity, make your contribution for this. I am confident I shall continue to receive your love, affection and blessings always. Jai Hind, Vande Mataram,” Lata, will be celebrating her birthday on September 28. In related news the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be conferring state's highest civilian honour, the 'Banga-Bibhushan', to legendary singer. The Banga Bibhushan is to honour her contribution to Bengali music.