Sailo Lalsangzuali


Mizo Indian writer, singer, musician

Lalsangzuali Sailo was a writer, a singer, a musician and song writer of Mizoram. She is one of the most celebrated singers and music composers of Mizoram. She was awarded the Padmashree by the Government of India in 1998 for her contribution in the field of literature. Lalsangzuali Sailo was born on May 15, 1949 at Thingsai in South Mizoram. She was born to S Vanchhuma and Sapthangi Chawngthu. She passed her matriculate from St Johns Boscos Convent in Cherrapunji in 1968. She did her graduation from St Marys College in Shillong in 1972 and her MA in 2005. She was also trained at Central Institute of Hindi Agra in 1973 and completed Parangat Bridge Course in Hindi in 1979. She is married to Laldinliana. She has two sons and a daughter. She was appointed as a teacher at secondary Schools in Mizoram. She worked as a teacher in Govt JL High School and was then promote to headmistress in the same school. Her sweet melodious voice earned her the recognition “The Girl with the Golden Voice” by “The Statesman”. She had her first recording in All India Radio at Shillong in 1967 and 1975. She was upgraded to Grade A Radio Artist by the director General, All India Radio, New Delhi. She has recorded more than 450 love patriotic and devotional songs. She has performed in major Indian cities. She has also done playback singing in Mizo films. She was the first Mizo singer to have accomplished an audio album when she released her first solo album in 1977. She has released 29 audio cassette albums, the highest number for a single artist in Mizoram. She has visited Canada and US for performing as a lead vocalist for Mizo Choir.