Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passes away at 92

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar Photo: Facebook profile photo @LataMangeshkar

Mumbai, India. February 6 (ANI): Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday at the age of 92 years, informed Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

“The country’s pride and music world’s Shirmor Swar Kokila Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar ji’s demise is very sad. My heartfelt tribute to the holy soul. Her passing is an irreparable loss to the country. She was always an inspiration to all the music seekers,”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles Lata Mangeshkar’s demise, says ‘she leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled’

The megastar had been admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on January 8 after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia.

Though having recovered from COVID, the star singer was put on ventilator support after her condition worsened on Saturday.

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi also expressed condolences over Mangeshkar’s demise.
“Sad to learn about the demise of Swar Kokila, Lata Mangeshkar ji. She enriched our lives for decades with her soulful voice. The nightingale of India has passed away but she will live in our hearts forever. Om Shanti,” Joshi tweeted.

Mangeshkar was an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer and was popularly known as “Nightingale of India” for her melodious voice.

Lata Mangeshkar on Sept. 9, 1938. Photo she uploaded Sept. 9, 2021. Photo: Facebook @LataMangeshkar with the following words – Namaskar.aajhi ke din 9 September 1938 ko Solapur ke Nutan Sangeet Theatre mein maine pehli baar mere pitaji ke saath shastriya sangeet aur natyageet ka karyakram pesh kiya tha,jis mein maine Raag Khambavati gaaya tha. Ye photo usi karyakram ke liye khinchwaayi gayi thi.Mujhe aaj bhi yaad hai ki mera gaana hone ke baad baba stage oar aaye aur gaane baithe,main wahin baithi hui thi , baba gaa rahe the aur main baba ki godh mein sar rakh kar sogayi.Kiti meethi yaadein hain.

Born on September 28, 1929, she began her career in the year 1942 at the age of 13. In a career spanning over seven decades, the melody queen recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi films. She had sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages.

In 2001, in recognition of her contributions to the nation, she was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour and is only the second vocalist, after MS Subbulakshmi, to receive this honour.

She’s also the recipient of three National Film Awards among many other honours she received during the span of her career. ‘Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon’, ‘Babul Pyare’, Lag Ja Gale Se Phir’ among others are some of her iconic songs.

Mangeshkar is survived by four younger siblings- Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar. (ANI)



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