The first-ever government college of Maharashtra will be started in Mumbai, as announced by the state’s Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant announced on Monday, on the occasion of Lata Mangeshkar’s 91st birthday.

The college will be named after Mangeshkar’s father and renowned musician Deenanath Mangeshkar, he added. “The Mangeshkar family has a legacy in music. Under their guidance, singers and musicians will be nurtured. Their aspiration to nurture new artists will be supported by the state government. This is a gift to Lata didi on her birthday from the Maha Vikas Aghadi,” said Samant.

The college will be set up under the guidance of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and with efforts made by Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray, he added.