Veteran Singer Lata Mangeshkar Dies At 92

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Lata Mangeshkar was popularly known as the ‘Nightingale of India.’

New Delhi:

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar died in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on Sunday. She was 92.

Ms Mangeshkar was taken to the intensive care unit on January 8 after testing positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, her condition had deteriorated again and she had to be put on ventilator support. She was under medical observation. Lata Mangeshkar was being treated for both pneumonia and COVID-19. Her symptoms were mild but she was in ICU because of her age, family said.

Over the next few weeks, Ms Mangeshkar showed signs of improvement. However, on Saturday, hospital authorities said that Lata Mangeshkar had been put back on the ventilator after her health deteriorated, news agency ANI reported.

Lata Mangeshkar, a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, was an icon of Indian cinema, having sung playback for an extensive list of Hindi films; she also sang in several regional languages including Marathi and Bengali.

Ms Mangeshkar, who belonged to a prominent musical family, also composed music as well as produced a handful of films. She was popularly known as the ‘Nightingale of India.’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first ones to share the sad news and said he is “anguished beyond words”.

“The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people,” he tweeted.

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Boney Kapoor posted a memory with the late singer Lata Mangeshkar and his late wife Sridevi and he wrote: “Deeply saddened by the news of Lata Mangeshkar Ji’s passing away. She leaves behind a huge legacy of songs which will be treasured for generations to come. May her soul rest in peace. Condolences to the family.”

When Lata Mangeshkar’s “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon” Left Nehru In Tears

She made our hearts go up an octave or more with love and longing, moved us to tears of joy and sorrow, sometimes introspect and other times dance in abandon, her voice mirroring our every emotion, her songs covering the cadence of time and history from the gramophone to the digital age.

Lata Mangeshkar is dead but the music plays on – in a seemingly endless refrain, as it has for almost eight decades and likely for many more.

When Lata Mangeshkar's 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon' Left Nehru In Tears
 Actor and BJP MP Hema Malini pays tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli condoles the death of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar

Actor R Madhavan pays tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Home Minister Amit Shah offers condolences after the passing away of singing legend Lata Mangeshkar

“It is not possible to put into words her contribution to the music world. Her death is a personal loss for me,” he tweets

Maharashtra Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expresses grief at the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, says it has left him “heartbroken”

A State funeral will be accorded to Lata Mangeshkar, says the Chief Minister’s Office.

Just In| Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral with full state honours at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park at 6:30 pm today: News agency ANI
Lata Mangeshkar’s Voice Was The Soundtrack To Our Lives
Lata Mangeshkar sang this evergreen number in 1964 and the nation was ready to fall in love for such was the power of the singer’s voice. Transcending boundaries of region and language, Lata Mangeshkar became an indelible part of every Indian’s life ever since her debut as a singer in the 1940s.

Update|  Two-day national mourning will be observed in memory of Lata Mangeshkar who died today in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.
“Lata Didi Has Left Us. She Leaves A Void”: PM Modi

Tributes poured in for legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar who passed away this morning at the age of 92 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first ones to share the sad news and said he is “anguished beyond words”.

“The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people,” he tweeted.

'Lata Didi Has Left Us. She Leaves A Void': PM Modi

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