Lata Mangeshkar Live Updates | Adieu Lata! Music legend cremated with state honours

Lata Mangeshkar tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and was admitted on January 8 to Breach Candy Hospital

Updated - February 06, 2022 09:25 pm IST

Published - February 06, 2022 10:14 am IST

Soldiers from the armed forces pay tribute to the late singer Lata Mangeshkar, during her funeral ceremony at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on February 06, 2022.

Soldiers from the armed forces pay tribute to the late singer Lata Mangeshkar, during her funeral ceremony at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on February 06, 2022.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on February 6, 2022. The 92-year-old singer who was awarded Bharat Ratna was hospitalized for past 29 days at Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital.

The Centre has declared two-day national mourning, and the singer will be accorded State honours at her funeral.

As a mark of respect, the BJP postponed the release of manifestos for U.P. and Goa Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going to Mumbai to pay his respects to the late singer.

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Here are the latest updates:

7.25 p.m

Adieu Lata! Music legend cremated with state honours

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who enthralled millions with her divine voice for eight decades, was cremated with full state honours in Mumbai on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the luminaries from politics and entertainment industry present at her funeral at Shivaji Park in Dadar area in the evening.

Modi left the venue after offering her floral tributes. Floral tributes were also paid to her at Shivaji Park on behalf of President Ram Nath Kovind.

Lata’s brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar lit the funeral pyre of the singing legend, who died at 92 in a hospital here on Sunday morning after multi-organ failure.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and MNS chief Raj Thackeray were among those present at the funeral.

The mortal remains of Lata Mangeshkar, draped in the national flag, were taken in a truck from her residence in south Mumbai to Shivaji Park for the last rites.

A large number of people thronged the roads from where the cortege passed as the melody queen embarked on her final journey. -- PTI

7.19 p.m.

State honours the late singer

Lata Mangeshkar's brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar lit the funeral pyre after full state honours.

6.58 p.m.

The officiant, priests prepare the last rites for the funeral, as Lata's song 'Meri awaaz hi pehchan hai', is being played.

6.40 p.m.

PM Narendra Modi leaves Shivaji Park in Mumbai after offering floral tributes to music legend Lata Mangeshkar.

6.25 p.m.

PM Narendra Modi reaches Shivaji Park in Mumbai to attend Lata Mangeshkar's funeral, offers floral tributes to the music legend.

Actors, musicians pay tribute by placing floral wreaths on the mortal remains of Lata Mangeshkar. Maharashtra Protocol Minister Aaditya Thackeray also present. Actor Shah Rukh Khan, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar paid respects to the singer. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, Siddharth Roy Kapur, actor Ranbir Kapoor, actor Shraddha Kapoor, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, among others also paid their respects.

Music legend Lata Mangeshkar's mortal remains reach Shivaji Park in Mumbai ahead of last rites on Feb 06, 2022.

Music legend Lata Mangeshkar's mortal remains reach Shivaji Park in Mumbai ahead of last rites on Feb 06, 2022.


5.40 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar's mortal remains reach Shivaji Park in Mumbai ahead of last rites.

A large number of people also thronged the roads from where the cortege passed as the 92-year-old melody queen embarked on her final journey.

Some of her family members, including sister and veteran singer Asha Bhosale, accompanied the mortal remains in the truck.

The truck, escorted by a military police jeep, moves through the Haji Ali junction, Worli Naka, Poddar Hospital Chowk, Old Passport Office, Siddhivinayak temple, Cadel Road and later reach the Shivaji Park in Dadar.

4.21 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar's funeral procession underway

Shiv Sena leaders, actors and other leaders, general public attend the funeral. The singer's cremation will take place at Shivaji Park maidan.

4.18 p.m.

Two-day mourning in Karnataka for singer Lata Mangeshkar

The Karnataka government has announced a two-day mourning in honour of the doyen of Indian music and Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in Mumbai on Sunday.

An order said the government was conveying deep sorrow over the demise.

"In honour of the departed soul, there will be Statewide mourning on February 6 and 7. During this period, there will not be any official, public entertainment programme. The Indian tricolour will fly half-mast," the order read.- PTI

Funeral procession of Lata Mangeshkar leaves from her residence at Peddar Road towards Shivaji Park on Sunday.

Funeral procession of Lata Mangeshkar leaves from her residence at Peddar Road towards Shivaji Park on Sunday.


4.10 p.m.

India has lost a great daughter: Former PM Manmohan Singh

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday described Lata Mangeshkar as the Nightingale of India and said India has lost a great daughter.

Condoling the demise of the noted singer, he said her passing away is an immense loss to the nation and the void is going to be impossible to fill.

"I have learnt with deepest sorrow about the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar. India has lost a great daughter. She was the 'Nightingale of India' and through her songs made an immense contribution to the cultural integration of the country," Mr. Singh said in his condolence message.

"My wife and I send our heartfelt condolences to the members of Lataji's family, and we pray to God for the peace of the departed soul," he said.- PTI

4.00 p.m.

Arrangements afoot for Lata Mangeshkar's State funeral at Shivaji Park in Mumbai

The funeral of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar will held on an open ground in Mumbai's Shivaji Park, where her body will be kept for the public to pay tributes on Sunday evening, officials of the city civic body said.

The site where the 92-year-old singer's funeral will be performed with full state honours is about 100-metre away from Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray's memorial, on the west side of the Shivaji Park, located in Dadar area.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal told PTI that they have arranged about 25 kg sandalwood for Mangeshkar's cremation along with other necessary things.

Around 2,000 sq ft of the park's area has been barricaded for the funeral proceedings, a BMC official said.

Mr. Chahal said they have erected two stages inside the barricaded area of the park.

On one platform, the singer's mortal remains would be kept for public 'darshan' (viewing), and her various photographs will be displayed another stage, he said.

Another platform was being erected near it with cement blocks for the last rites.

People started arriving at the park since 1.00 pm to witness the funeral of the legendary singer.- PTI

3.47 p.m.

Public Holiday declared in Maharashtra for Monday

Maharashtra government declares public holiday in the state on Monday to mourn Lata Mangeshkar's demise and pay homage to the iconic singer.- Shoumojit Banerjee

3.45 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar left a permanent impression for last 8 decades: Telangana CM KCR

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed his deep sorrow over the death of noted play back singer and Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.

The CM said Lata left a permanent impression for the last 8 decades in the play back signing and her death is a void, which can never be filled in the music world of the country. Mr. Rao said, through her singing, Lata gave us the divine music and she is a blessing given by the God to the Indian Music. With Lata’s death the song became mute and the ‘Music Mahal’ became vacant, he said in a condolence message.


3.42 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar's demise created 'great void in subcontinent's musical arena': Bangla PM Hasina

Lata Mangeshkar's demise has created a "great void in the subcontinent's musical arena", Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday as she condoled the death of the "empress of music".

In a message of condolence, Ms. Hasina said Mangeshkar will remain alive forever in the hearts of the people in the region through her work.

"A great void has been created in the subcontinent's musical arena with the demise of the 'Sur Samraggi (empress of music)'," the Prime Minister said, praying for the salvation of the departed soul and conveying her deep sympathy to the bereaved family.- PTI

3.40 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar’s Telugu song ‘Nidurapora Thammuda’ in ‘Santhanam’ (1955) is one of the best lullabies in Telugu cinema

The soulful song from the 1955 film Santhanam set a trend of sorts for two reasons after its release; one, the reigning playback star of Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar rendered it with a heartfelt emotion that would have been possible only for a native singer and two, a lullaby that played three times in the movie depicting the sibling bond.


3.17 p.m.

Waheeda Rehman recalls endless exchange of chocolates and saris with Lata Mangeshkar

Actor Waheeda Rehman remembered on Sunday as she mourned the death of Lata Mangeshkar.

The 84-year-old said their warm and friendly relationship went beyond work -- Mangeshkar memorably lent her voice for Rehman in evergreen hits that also included “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” and “Piya Tose Naina Laage Re”.

"I have lost a friend, the most beautiful human being," Rehman told PTI.

“It is truly a loss for everyone in many different ways. For me, I don’t know what to say, we may not be talking to each other every day but we both enjoyed each other's company, we knew each other well. People would often think that she is a shy person but I have seen her crack jokes. The time we spent together will always stay with me,” the actor added.

“We would often send each other a lot of things, like I would send her chocolates, kebabs, which were her most favourite, and biryani. In return, she would send me beautiful saris.”

Playback singer Lata Mangeshkar and actors Waheeda Rahman and Jaya Bachchan. Photo: PTI

Playback singer Lata Mangeshkar and actors Waheeda Rahman and Jaya Bachchan. Photo: PTI


2.55 p.m.

Lataji was part of India's consciousness, says A.R. Rahman

Condoling the death of 'melody queen' Lata Mangeshkar, iconic music composer A R Rahman on Sunday said he was very lucky to record songs and sing along with her and learnt the importance of practice from her.

"It is a very very sad day for all of us," Rahman said, adding: "Lataji was not just a singer, not just an icon, but part of India's consciousness, the Indianness, the Hindustani music, Urdu and Hindi poetry.

She has sung in so many languages." "This void is going to remain forever for all of us," he said.

His late father had a picture of Mangeshkar near his bed and would wake up seeing her image and get inspired before going for recordings, Rahman said. His father R.K. Shekhar was a music composer.

"So, it starts there," he said in a video posted on his YouTube channel, adding that he was so lucky to record a few songs and sing along with her and be a part of her show where, "I learnt probably one of the most important things, about performing on stage.

" Mangeshkar collaborated with Rahman in songs including "Jiya Jale" from the movie 'Dil Se' and "Luka Chuppi" from 'Rang De Basanti' among others.- PTI

Lata Mangeshkar with A.R. Rahman in Hyderabad in 2003. Photo: PTI

Lata Mangeshkar with A.R. Rahman in Hyderabad in 2003. Photo: PTI


2.52 p.m.

Lata fans throng her birthplace in Indore, demand naming locality after her

The Sikh Mohalla street in Indore, where Lata Mangeshkar was born, was on Sunday flooded with fans who demanded that the locality be named after the music legend.

Mangeshkar, who died in a Mumbai hospital on Sunday, was born in the locality which is adjacent to a gurdwara on September 28, 1929. A cloth shop now operates from the place where she was born.

After word of her demise spread, her fans thronged the locality. The street, adjoining the local district court, is known as “Court Wali Gully” and “Chat Wali Gully” because of the snacks shops there.

“We have been asking the local administration for the last several years that this street be named after Lata Mangeshkar,” Sanjay Patel, a local music and culture expert, told PTI.

Indore's Lok Sabha MP Shankar Lalwani said, “We put her picture at the corner of the street to mark her birthday last year.”

Locals said there was a picture put up by the State Directorate of Culture and Indore Municipal Corporation near Mangeshkar's birth place, with the inscription: "We are proud that our city Indore is the birthplace of Lata Mangeshkar, the divine voice of the universe.”

 Lata's father Dinanath Mangeshkar ran a drama troupe and this troupe reached Indore during their travel to different cities. Shortly after Lata was born, the family left Indore.- PTI

2.45 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar rendered some all-time greats in Tamil films

Lata Mangeshkar rendered innumerable film songs in almost all Indian languages and a couple of them she sang in Tamil became all-time greats. Her foray into the Tamil film industry happened because of her close relationship with the late Thespian Sivaji Ganesan and his family.

It was in the 1950s that she made her foray into Tamil films, with Aan Murattu Adiyaal , the Tamil remake of the Hindi film Aan. The 50s also saw her sing in the remake of Dilip Kumar’s Uran Khatola in the Tamil as Vanaratham. It was, however, in the 1980s that her combination along with Illayaraja that put her songs on the lips of Tamil film fans. Her songs in the modern period of film-making became runaway hits. Her first song — Aararo Aararo — was for the film Anand released, in 1987, with Sivaji Ganesan’s son Prabhu in the lead role.


2.30 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar gave life to the phrase 'music is a universal language': Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Lata Mangeshkar's songs transcended borders and gave life to the phrase 'music is a universal language', Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Sunday as he mourned the demise of the singing legend.

"Rest In Peace Nightingale of #India, #LataMangeshkar. Thank you for the decades of entertainment that transcended borders & gave life to the phrase ‘music is a universal language’, Mr. Rajapaksa tweeted, sharing a photograph of the singing icon.

"My deepest condolences to her family & the people of India. Her memory will live through her music," he added.

The main Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa also expressed his deepest condolences to Mangeshkar's family.

“Lata Mangeshkar the legend who built bridges across cultures with her mesmerizing voice. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans,” he tweeted.- PTI


Her voice worked for any one, any situation and any era: Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna writes on Lata Mangeshkar

We prayed for her immortality. Her voice registered our strengths and frailties. She soothed us when everything was lost, her aural sensuality was present in our first kiss, and her pleading for unity cut through a sharply divided society. Each one of us created an unbreakable personal bond with her.  

We often associate playback singers with specific actors. The singer becomes the musical expression — an extension — of the actor. This is so well established that when an actor completes a dialogue and the scene segues into a song, we do not notice a difference; the voices merge.  



The best of Lata Mangeshkar

There may not be a moment when somebody, somewhere, is not listening to a song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. No singer had captured the imagination of an entire nation like she had.

She was nearly always the first choice for the composer even otherwise.

Here is rewinding to some of the unforgettable songs by India's favourite voice:


1.50 p.m.

Tri-Colour flying at half mast in respect of Lata Mangeshkar at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday

Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma


Lata’s memorable song of dawn in Kannada

In a career spanning nearly eight decades, Lata Mangeshkar sang two film songs in Kannada. Both were from the film Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna released in 1967.

The song “Bellana Belagayitu” was in Raag Bhupali and “Ellare Iratheero, Endara Bartheero” was in a folk song format. Lata Mangeshkar’s sisters Usha Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle have also sung a song each for the film. In fact, the sisters sang the songs for free when they came to know that it was about a freedom fighter.


1.47 p.m.

Lata Mangeshkar's body reaches her residence, Pedder Road in Mumbai.

She will be taken from here in a Gun Carriage to Shivaji park shortly.

Photo: Emmanuel Yogini

Photo: Emmanuel Yogini

Photo: Emmanuel Yogini

Photo: Emmanuel Yogini


1.41 p.m.

Team India wears black armbands for the first ODI against West Indies in Ahmedabad to mourn the death of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar

Photo: Twitter/@BCCI

Photo: Twitter/@BCCI


1.20 p.m.

PM Modi to arrive in Mumbai to pay tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Mumbai today to pay  tributes to Lata Mangeshkar. He will land in Mumbai at 4:15 pm and proceed to Shivaji Park, Mumbai to pay his respects to the the departed singer- Shoumojit Banerjee

1.13 p.m.

Voice of a million centuries has left us: Amitabh Bachchan

Describing Lata Mangeshkar as "the voice of million centuries", megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid homage to the singing legend who passed away on Sunday.

Bachchan took to his personal blog to bid adieu to the melody queen.

"She has left us .. The voice of a million centuries has left us .. her voice resounds now in the Heavens !" he wrote.

"Prayers for calm and peace .." the 79-year-old actor added.- PTI

Amitabh Bachchan with Lata Mangeshkar on her 82nd birthday in Mumbai on September 28, 2011. The singer was presented the first Hridaynah Award on the ocaasion. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Amitabh Bachchan with Lata Mangeshkar on her 82nd birthday in Mumbai on September 28, 2011. The singer was presented the first Hridaynah Award on the ocaasion. Photo: Vivek Bendre


1.08 p.m.

Sporting stars condole Lata Mangeshkar's demise

The sporting fraternity led by cricketers on Sunday condoled the death of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar

India opener Shikhar Dhawan wrote on his Twitter page, "Your music touched our soul and made us smile. Rest in Peace Lata Mangeshkar Ji. Your legacy will inspire generations to come."

Test specialist and India batter Ajinkya Rahane said in Mangeshkar's demise, the country lost its Nightingal. "India lost her Nightingale today. Prayers are with Lata didi’s family as we mourn this difficult hour. Om Shanti."

Spin legend Anil Kumble added: "Deepest condolences on the passing of #LataMangeshkar. Her legendary voice will continue to inspire."

 Former India batter and current National Cricket Academy head VVS Laxman said, "Pained to receive news of Bharat Ratna #Lata Mangeshkar didi’s demise. Her voice and melodies will remain immortal. Condolences to her family, friends and millions of fans all over the world. Om Shanti."

Former India opener Virender Sehwag wrote: "The Nightingale of India, a voice which has resonated with, brought joy and happiness to millions around the world leaves. Heartfelt Condolences to her family and fans. Om Shanti #LataMangeshkar."

 “Legends live for eternity! No one will ever be like her! #LataMangeshkar," Gautam Gambir said.

Indian women's team captain Mithali Raj wrote: "Extremely saddened by the demise of the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar ji. A big loss for India. Her magical voice shall remain immortal. Om Shanti."

The Indian football team also paid tributes to the legendary singer. "We mourn the passing away of the late singer #LataMangeshkar, the Nightingale of India. May her soul rest in peace. #RIP."

 Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh also condoled the demise of Mangeshkar, tweeting: "Om Shanti."- PTI

12.55 p.m.

Security tightened at Mumbai's Shivaji Park ahead of Lata Mangeshkar's funeral

Mumbai Police have beefed up security in and around the Shivaji Park in Dadar area for the funeral of veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died at a hospital here on Sunday morning, an official said.

Prominent personalities from the film industry, politicians and other well-wishers of the late singer are expected to arrive to pay tributes to her, hence traffic on some of the major roads here will be diverted, he said.

Keeping in mind the movement of VIPs at her residence on Pedder Road in south Mumbai and the Shivaji Park, barricading has been done at some key spots in those areas, the official said, adding the police will ensure a smooth movement of vehicles.- PTI

12.50 p.m.

BJP postpones release of manifesto for U.P., Goa polls, PM Modi cancels virtual rally

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has postponed the launch of its party manifestos for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Goa following the death of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. The Goa government has announced a three-day mourning following the death of the iconic singer. The Mangeshkar family has deep roots in Goa.

PM Narendra Modi's virtual rally in poll-bound Goa today has been cancelled, informed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. He also said that the Goa BJP had also cancelled other major party functions including a scheduled meeting to be held by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari following Ms. Mangeshkar's demise.

With the coastal State going to polls on February 14, the PM was slated to address the voters of North Goa during a 'Jan Sankalp Sabha' today evening.- Shoumojit Banerjee


Lata Mangeshkar: Wedded to music, it was music that was her language of communication

How does one capture a lifetime of music in a few words? Well, the un-Indian nightingale comes to mind. A title bestowed on her early on – when in a voice described as sweet as the nightingale, her rendition of a song on the Indian soldier after a bruising defeat at the hands of a neighbour moved the Prime Minister to tears. For a country humiliated, the song saw an outpouring of grief like none other. Lata Mangeshkar meant several things to people. To composers she was a singer whose unblemished voice could not strike an off-key note even if she willed it to. To young girls her voice was the holy grail whose pursuit began in infancy. She spawned a generation of imitators where the ability of a singer to hit high notes with clarity is worn as a badge of honour to this day.


12.40 p.m.

AP Governor, CM condole the demise of Lata Mangeshkar

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan expressed profound grief and sadness over the passing away of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar . He said in a press release that Lata Mangeshkar was the greatest singer the country has ever produced, and the void created by her demise could never be filled.


12.29 p.m.

Lata's voice connected several generations with music: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan mourned the death of Lata Mangeshkar

“The world has lost a singer, who gave innumerable songs to bring joy to life with her melodious voice. Lata didi's life is an unparalleled chapter of musical meditation,” Mr. Chouhan said in a series of tweets.

“Her music connected many generations with songs and music by bringing human sensibilities to life," he said.

Her personality reflected total devotion to music and remained a blend of decency, gentleness and congeniality, which will continue to inspire art lovers till eternity, the CM said.

“Lata didi will always be with all of us with her sweet immortal voice,” he added.

State Congress chief Kamal Nath also condoled the singer's death.

“An era has ended…Lata Mangeshkar gave the Indian music worldwide recognition with her melodious voice. I express my condolences on her death,” he said.- PTI

12.19 p.m.

Goa CM, other leaders condole Lata Mangeshkar's death

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and other leaders from the coastal state expressed condolences over the demise of veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar.

“Anguished by the demise of the nightingale of India, Bharat Ratna @mangeshkarlata ji. May God bestow Sadgati to this great soul. My condolences to the Mangeshkar family. Om Shanti,” Mr. Sawant tweeted.

Leader of Opposition in the Goa Assembly Digambar Kamat also expressed grief over the singer's demise, saying , “Didi will live till Eternity. Tributes to Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar."

Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai said on Twitter, “#India's beloved nightingale has left us. #LataDi gifted us her voice for peace, happiness and comfort. The soul of Indian music peacefully rests! Goa will miss you dearly." - PTI

12.10 p.m.

End of an era of music in India: Kejriwal on Lata Mangeshkar's demise

"The demise of 'swar kokila' of India Lata Mangeshkar is the end of an era of music in India. Her melodious voice will remain immortalised among us and in the entire world. I pray to God to give the departed soul a place at his feet," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other members of the Kejriwal cabinet also took to Twitter to pay homage to Mangeshkar.

"Lata ji's demise has left a void that can never be filled. India has lost its Nightingale today. May her soul rest in peace," Mr. Sisodia said.

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said he was shocked by the news of the passing away of Mangeshkar.- PTI

12.05 p.m.

Magic of Lata Mangeshkar's voice will live forever: Pakistan minister on singer's demise

Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday paid tributes to singing legend Lata Mageshkar, saying she has ruled the world of music for decades and the magic of her voice will live forever.

“Lata Mangeshkar’s death marks the end of an era in music. Lata ruled the world of music for decades and the magic of her voice will live forever,” tweeted Mr. Chaudhry in a condolence message- PTI

11.32 a.m.

"She has touched the heart of every Indian": Tamil Nadu CM M.K. Stalin

On the death of singer Lata Mangeshkar, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said in a tweet, "Deeply pained to know that the Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar has passed away."

"With a career spanning eight decades she has touched the heart of every Indian with her mellifluous renditions in various languages. I convey my heartfelt condolences to her family and fans," he added.

11.30 a.m.

Celebrities pay tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

Following singer Lata Mangeshkar's death actors and singers took to Twitter to express their condolences:

Quoting her song, 'Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain', actor Akshay Kumar said, "How can one forget such a voice!"

"Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar ji," he added.

"An icon forever. I will always savour the legacy of her songs. How fortunate were we to have grown up listening to Lataji’s songs," said actor Ajay Devgn.

"Love, respect and prayers," said singer A. R. Rahman

Photo: Twitter/@arrahman

Photo: Twitter/@arrahman


11.14 a.m.

A voice for every emotion

While rehearsing, composers waited for her half-smile for it meant Lata had found a particular phrase challenging. Lyricists longed for the unsaid that she would add to their mortal words to make them timeless. Ordinary words like mulayam (soft), pani (water) acquired a deeper connotation when she rendered them in Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum (Silsila) and Paani Paani Re (Maachis) Even the colloquial phrases like hoon hoon started throbbing with life in Lata’s voice as she wailed in Rudali.


11.09 a.m.

Security outside Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, where Lata Mangeshkar had been admitted for the past 29 days.

Photo: Emmanual Yogini

Photo: Emmanual Yogini


11.04 a.m.

'Was mesmerized by her voice and renderings': Mamata Banerjee


10.52 a.m.

"India has lost its voice in the death of Lata ji": Vice President Naidu



Obituary | Lata Mangeshkar (1929-2022): The singer who consistently struck that divine 'sur'

The nation of more than a billion lost its most popular voice, as Lata Mangeshkar (1929-2022) transcended to the heavenly stage on Saturday. More than just a name, over the years, the Bharat Ratna became an adjective, an emotion that got so deeply ingrained in the Indian consciousness that her voice became the benchmark of excellence and purity.

Usually, film personalities have fans, Lata has devotees for if the melody is the link that connects man to almighty, Lata consistently struck that divine sur.


10.46 a.m.

Lata Mangeshkar "gave us solace when we were sad": Shabana Azmi


10.43 a.m.

"End of a musical era" says Maharashtra CM Thackeray

Announcing State honours for the last rites of singer Lata Mangeshkar Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said, "Demise of Lata didi is an end of a musical era. She may not be with us in physical form from now on, but she will remain with us forever through her melodious voice."

"Lata didi was a melodious dream not only to the Indian musical world but to the world music. Her demise has disrupted that dream. A divine voice is no more with us. She enriched all of us through her angelic voice. It is hard to imagine that she isn't with us anymore. But her songs will remain with us till the end of time," Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar said.


When Lata Mangeshkar moved Nehru to tears

Lata Mangeshkar had famously sung the song ' Ae mere watan ke logon; in the presence of Nehru on the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi, on January 27, 1963.


10.37 a.m.

"Her golden voice is immortal": Rahul Gandhi


10.32 a.m.

"She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled": PM Modi on Lata Mangeshkar's death


10.28 a.m.

Centre announces two-day national mourning

Government announced two-day national mourning on the passing of Lata Mangeshkar. Flag to fly at half mast, and State Funeral for Lata Mangeshkar


Lata Mangeshkar: The Nightingale of Bollywood

In Pictures: Lata Mangeshkar, the nightingale of Bollywood.


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"Thank you for all the music and the memories": Virat Kohli



When the south got a taste of her music

Lata’s debut in Tamil was as early as in 1956. With the film Vana Ratham , ardent fans in this part of the country got an opportunity to listen to the legend croon a couple of songs in their native tongue. This was, in many ways, her Tamil debut.


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"Lata-ji’s demise is heart-breaking for me": President Kovind


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Nitin Gadkari condoles Lata Mangeshkar's death



Lata Mangeshkar, legendary singer, dies at 92

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar died on February 6 at a hospital in Mumbai, her sister Usha Mangeshkar said.

"She is no more. She died in the morning," Usha Mangeshkar, the singer's younger sister, told PTI .


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