MUMBAI: Acclaimed Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last aged 92.
The singer, called the Nightingale of India, was admitted to the hospital in January with Covid-19 and pneumonia. Politicians, celebrities and sportspersons have mourned her demise.
“I am anguished beyond words,” India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter. “The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled.”
“Coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people,” Modi wrote of Mangeshkar.
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
Singer AR Rahman shared a picture with Lata on Instagram and wrote, “Love ,respect and prayers.”
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Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi said, “Received the sad news of Lata Mangeshkar ji’s demise. She remained the most beloved voice of India for many decades.” “Her golden voice is immortal and will continue to echo in the hearts of her fans. My condolences to her family, friends and fans.”
Received the sad news of Lata Mangeshkar ji’s demise. She remained the most beloved voice of India for many decades.
Her golden voice is immortal and will continue to echo in the hearts of her fans.
My condolences to her family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/Oi6Wb2134M
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 6, 2022
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
Feb 6 is a dark day for us – the legend who has given us a treasure trove of lilting songs, the Nightingale of India, Lataji, has left us to continue her divine music in heaven🙏 It is a personal loss for me as our affection & admiration for each other was mutual❤️ pic.twitter.com/zTUjlw9D7y
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 6, 2022
Anushka Sharma shared a black and white picture of a young Lata and wrote on Twitter, “‘God speaks through beautiful voices’ Sad sad day for India as our nightingale leaves her mortal body. Lataji’s voice has immortalised her for ever. She will live in our hearts through her music. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans. RIP Lataji”
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Deepika Padukone shared the same picture on her Instagram Stories and captioned it, “1929 – (infinity sign),” hinting how the late singer will remain immortal. Priyanka Chopra also shared a picture of Lata Mangeshkar on her Instagram Stories and wrote, “The music will never stop. Om Shanti Lataji.”
Parineeti Chopra remembered how her music lessons were also about Lata Mangeshkar. ”I learnt hindustani classical music, but was given leeway to do riyaaz on her songs. Students were tested on whether we could sing with even 1/10th her skill. She is India’s music legacy. Thankyou Lata ji, for inspiring singers, audiences, and .. music itself,” she wrote.
Kareena Kapoor also took to her Instagram Stories to share a picture of the Bharat Ratna recepient as well and wrote, “Rest in glory,” with hands joined in prayer and heart icons. Malaika Arora also shared a similar post.
The Nightingale of India ,a voice which has resonated with, brought joy and happiness to millions around the world leaves. Heartfelt Condolences to her family and fans. Om Shanti 🙏#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/O6gWb27x3s
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 6, 2022
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 6, 2022
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) February 6, 2022
So this is what it feels like to lose a part of a nations source of collective pride and joy. It hurts and leaves an indelible void. Sad sad day. RIP Lata ji. 💔 pic.twitter.com/QC6SX6f4Ow
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 6, 2022
A golden era of music world has truly ended!! Lata Ji you will be missed by millions of us & the generations coming after us!! Rest in peace!! #RIPLATAJI ॐ शान्ति 🙏🙏
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) February 6, 2022
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. Her melodious songs touched millions of people around the world. Thank you for all the music and the memories. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones. 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 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
She sounded like an angel and now she becomes one.
Rest in peace Lata Didi.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) February 6, 2022
A legend an icon, how blessed and fortunate we have all been to have witnessed and heard our dear nightingale Lataji, you will always live in our hearts you touched. My heart felt condolences to the Mangeshkar family. RIP Lataji. Om Shanti 🙏🏽
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) 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
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) February 6, 2022