It is the fortune of the Sangli that the renowned Mangeshkar family were residents of Sangli for 14 years. The place where they resided is still known as 'Dinanath Chowk'. Dinanath Mangeshkar and Balawant Natak Mandali staged various sangeet plays like 'Manapman', 'BhavBandhan', 'Soubhadra' and many. later with advent of family he had to close down his drama company. He tried his hand in cinema but the picture was flopped and he was in big financial problem. He died at the age of 42 only.
But his 5 children kept his name alive. Asha, Usha and Hridayanath were born in Sangli. All 5 childrens of Dinanath are excellent singers. Hridayanath is also music director. Lata Mangeshkar sung thousands of songs in almost all Indian languages. She is still lending her voice to young heroines. Asha Bhosle in her 60's captured the heart of youngsters with her pop songs. Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle received numerous awards. Lata has recently honored with BHARAT RATNA Award and Asha Bhosle with Dadasaheb Phalke Award. on 26 Feb 2000, the Mayor of Sangli Shri Suresh Patil brought the Mangeshkar's together on the centenary celebrations of Dinanath Mangeshkar and Mangeshkar were felicitated in Sangli.