One era of the melody of India came to an end with the demise of Lata Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar’s last rites were performed with full national honours. The last rites of Lata ji were performed at Shivaji Park in the evening at 6.30 p.m.
India’s most loved singer Lata Mangeshkar, who had once moved Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to tears, leaves behind a teary-eyed nation of admirers who grew up listening to her immutable voice give wings to the words of poets and the screen careers of legions of heroines.
Popularly known as the nation’s Melody Queen, who also composed music for Marathi films and was a producer as well, and had the distinction of being conferred with the highest civilian honours of India and France, passed away on Sunday morning at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, where she had been admitted because of Covid-related complications on January 8.
The news of Mangeshkar’s death has deeply saddened the entire film fraternity who took to their social media handles to extend condolences. Celebs took to social media to pay their last respects.
Dr Pratit Samdani who was treating her at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, shared the statement, “It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar at 8:12 am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalization post-COVID-19.”
Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 8, i.e. 28 days.
PM Narendra Modi and who’s who of states politics, Bollywood celebrities attended the funeral ceremony
May her soul rest in peace!