Singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted to a hospital last month passed away on Sunday morning. While the news rattled the entire nation, PM Narendra Modi, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, and many other renowned names took to their respective social media handles to mourn the loss of the legendary singer.
Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating Lata Mangeshkar at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, in an interaction with reporters outside the hospital stated that the singer died due to multi-organ failure. “It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of #LataMangeshkar at 8:12 am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post COVID19,” Samdani said.
It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of #LataMangeshkar at 8:12am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post #COVID19: Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating her at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital pic.twitter.com/ndqdJWpqb1
— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2022
While the shocking news sent a sad wave across the country, PM Modi mourned the loss of the legendary singer. “I am 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.
I am 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. pic.twitter.com/MTQ6TK1mSO
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2022
Lata-ji’s demise is heart-breaking 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 inner-most emotions. A Bharat Ratna, Lata-ji’s accomplishments will remain incomparable. pic.twitter.com/rUNQq1RnAp
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 6, 2022
Several celebrities from the entertainment fraternity also took to their respective social media handles to pay tribute to the veteran singer, who left behind an immortal legacy. Check out their messages here:
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain, Gar Yaad Rahe…and how can one forget such a voice!
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 6, 2022
An icon forever. I will always savour the legacy of her songs. How fortunate were we to have grown up listening to Lataji’s songs. Om Shanti. My deepest condolences to the Mangeshkar family🙏
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 6, 2022
An icon a legend .. words will always fall short. Thank you for your glorious voice Lata ji. It will resonate worldwide for generations to come. RIP .
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) February 6, 2022
Known as the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with several prestigious awards like the Bharat Ratna and many others for her contribution to Indian music.
While the legendary singer left for the heavenly abode on Sunday morning, sister Usha Mangeshkar confirmed that Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal remains will be taken to Shivaji Park for her fans to pay homage. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also confirmed that the legendary singer’s funeral will be performed with full state honours.
भारतरत्न लता मंगेशकर यांच्यावर शासकीय इतमामात अंत्यसंस्कार करण्याच्या सूचना मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांनी दिल्या आहेत.
— Office of Uddhav Thackeray (@OfficeofUT) February 6, 2022
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