Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar passes away

She was known  as the “nightingale of India” and one of the most beloved and celebrated singer in India

One of the most respected loved and celebrated female singer of Indian subcontinent Lata Mangeshkar passed away on February 6 (today) at the age of 92 years due to multiple organ failure, her sister Usha Mangeshkar and doctors treating her said. The veteran singer had tested positive for coronavirus infection with mild symptoms and was admitted on January 8 to Breach Candy Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU).

The last rites of the Nightingale of India were held this evening in Shivaji Park Mumbai with full state honour. The people said farewell to Lata Ji with teary eyes.

Legendary singer and Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar was also Known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, she has left behind a treasure trove of songs vocalised in her mellifluous voice, sung across a career that lasted for over 70 years. She sung nearly 30,000 songs in different languages. She was among the few singers who were equally popular in both India and Pakistan.

 Lata Ji, considered one of the greatest Indian playback singers, will live on through her melodies. Her solos and immortal duets with legendary Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh, along with a legion of other prominent Indian singers, are among Hindi cinemas most memorable songs.

Lata Mangeshkar belonged to a family of performers. Her father ran a theatre company, and Lata grew up with a love of music. The aim of the sisters (Lata and Asha Bhosle) when they took up singing was to carry forward their father’s legacy.

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.

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