This is an extremely sad phase for the nation as it has lost the legendary, the evergreen, the versatile, the ‘Nightingale of India’ Lata Mangeshkar.
The ‘Queen of Melody’ has passed away due to a multi-organ failure in Mumbai on Sunday morning. She breathed her last at 8:12 am in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital. She had tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms on January 8 and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Soon after the news of Lata Mangeshkar’s death, several fans, politicians, and celebrities took to Twitter and paid tribute to the legendary singer. The President of the country Ram Nat Kovind called Lata’s demise heart-breaking and added that her contribution will remain incomparable. “Lata-Ji’s demise is heartbreaking for me, as it is for millions the world over. In her vast range of songs, rendering the essence and beauty of India, generations found expression of their innermost emotions. A Bharat Ratna, Lata-Ji’s accomplishments will remain incomparable,” the tweet read.
In his condolence message for late Lata Mangeshkar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that it’s “heartbreaking that our dear Lata didi is not with us today.” “There is hardly a corner of the world where her voice was not heard,” Thackeray added.
The government has announced two-day national mourning on the demise of the legendary singer. Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal remains will be kept at Shivaji Park at 2:30 pm today for public darshan and the legendary singer will be accorded a state funeral later in the evening.
She ventured into singing at the age of thirteen and recorded her first song in 1942. In her career spanning over decades, she has to her credit over 30,000 songs in different languages.