Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind and other leaders pay tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

She had been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on January 8 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia

Lata Mangeshkar will be remembered as a pillar of Indian culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted after her passing. Twitter @narendramodi

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday at the age of 92. She had been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on January 8 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia.

Although she has recovered from COVID-19, the singer was put on life support after her condition worsened on Saturday.

Following his disappearance, condolences flow from all sides. President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to express his condolences.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a series of tweets expressing his shock and sadness.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also tweeted his condolences. He wrote: “The death of the Empress of Indian cinema Lata Mangeshkar ji is an irreparable loss for the country and for the world of music. With the death of Lata ji, India today has lost that voice which gave moving expression to the spirit of the nation on every occasion.The hope and aspirations of the country were reflected in his songs.

Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi, saying, “I consider myself lucky to have received Lata Didi’s affection and blessings from time to time. With her matchless patriotism, sweet talk and gentleness, she will always be with us. I send my condolences to her family and countless fans.”

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to pay tribute to India’s nightingale. He said: “India’s voice was lost with the death of ‘Swar Kokila’ Lata Mangeshkar ji. Lataji practiced suras throughout her life. The songs sung by her were heard and sung by many many generations of India. His passing is a great loss to the world of art and culture in the country. My condolences to his family and fans.”

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Mangeshkar’s contribution to Indian music is second to none.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called his death the end of an era. He said, “With the departure of Lata Didi, a great era has come to an end. We have lost our motherly blessings.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “His golden voice is immortal and will continue to ring in the hearts of his fans.”

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

Born on September 28, 1929, she began her career in 1942 at the age of 13. In a career spanning over seven decades, the Queen of Melody has 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 honor and is only the second singer, after MS Subbulakshmi, to receive this honour. She is also the recipient of three National Film Awards among many other honors she received during her career. ‘Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon’, ‘Babul Pyare’, Lag Ja Gale Se Phir’ among others are some of his signature songs.

Mangeshkar is survived by four younger siblings – Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar.

With the contribution of ANI

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