Celebrities pay tribute to beloved singer Lata Mangeshkar

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.

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.”

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.

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