Indian playback singer,Lata Mangeshkar died at the age of 92 due to multi-organ failure after over 28 days of Covid-19 diagnosis.
She was honoured by Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, alongside cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar at her funeral ceremony at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on 06, February 2022.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “anguished beyond words.” “The kind and caring Lata Didi (sister) has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled,” he wrote on Twitter Sunday. “The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people.”
The Indian government has ordered two days of national mourning for the late singer. The national flag will be flown at half-staff from Sunday through Monday, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement Sunday. “There will be no official entertainment,” the ministry added.
Mangeshkar was born on September 28, 1929, in Madhya Pradesh. Due to her father’s reputation in the classical music scene, she was introduced to several composers, like Aman Ali Khan, who mentored and trained her for several years.
Her break came in 1949 with the movie, “Mahal,” for which she sang the tumultuously famous song, “Aayega Aanewala.” She won her first Filmfare award for the song, “Aaja Re Pardesi” in the movie, “Madhumati” in 1958 and her first national film award in 1973 for the song, “Beeti Na Bitai” in the movie “Parichay.”
Mangeshkar lent her voice to more than 1,300 movies and sang over 25,000 songs. Her music has been used in Hollywood films like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Life of Pi,” “Lion” and “The Hundred-Foot Journey.”