The Nighintagale of India left us all on 6th February 2022, Sunday at 8.12 am at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai due to multi organ failure. She was 92 years of age & her mortal remains draped in national flag, were taken from a truck to her home and then to Shivaji Park, Dadar at 6.30 pm where she was cremated with full state of honours. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the funeral at Shivaji Park. Our PM flew from Delhi to Mumbai to pay last respect to Lata ji and give condolence to Mangeshkar family.
Lataji was born in Indore on 18th September 1929, her parents father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and mother Shevanti. Lataji`s siblings – Meena, Asha, Usha and brother Hridaynath are all accomplished singers and musician.
Lata Mangeshkar was a recipient of Padma Bhushan (1969), Dadasaheb Phalke (1989), Maharashtra Bhushan (1997), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Bharat Ratna (2001) and Legion of Honour (2007) Awards. She has also won National Film Award, Filmfare award for Female Play back singing, Filmfare Lifetime achievement award and many many more awards.
She was an Icon of Indian Cinema and has sung songs in almost 36 Indian languages. Government of India has marked decided that as a mark of respect, two days of mourning will be observed from Feb 6 to 7. During State Mourning National Flag will be flown at half-mast from Feb 6 to 7 throughout India.
Many Politicians, Actors, Directors took to social media to pay their last respect to Lata Didi.
PM Narendra Modi:
I am anguished beyond words. The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people.
Lata Didi’s songs brought out a variety of emotions. She closely witnessed the transitions of the Indian film world for decades. Beyond films, she was always passionate about India’s growth. She always wanted to see a strong and developed India.
President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind:
Lata-ji’s demise is heart-breaking for me, as it is for millions the world over. In her vast range of songs, rendering the essence and beauty of India, generations found expression of their inner-most emotions. A Bharat Ratna, Lata-ji’s accomplishments will remain incomparable.
An artist born but once in centuries, Lata-didi was an exceptional human being, full of warmth, as I found whenever I met her. The divine voice has gone quiet forever but her melodies will remain immortal, echoing in eternity. My condolences to her family and admirers everywhere.
Shri Aditya Thackeray:
लता दिदी आमच्या कुटुंबाचा एक महत्त्वाचा भाग होत्या. इतकी वर्षे त्यांचा असा जिव्हाळ्याचा सहवास मिळणं यासारखे भाग्य नाही. त्यांची गाणी, प्रेम आणि आशिर्वाद सदैव सोबत राहतील.
Her demise is my huge personal loss too.
My humble heartfelt tributes to the legendary Didi..
My deepest condolences to the Mangeshkar family, people of India & all her admirers across the globe.
ॐ Shanti Folded hands
शिवाजी पार्क येथे भारतरत्न गानसम्राज्ञी लता मंगेशकर यांच्या पार्थिवाचे अंत्यदर्शन घेऊन लतादीदींना अखेरचा भावपूर्ण निरोप दिला.
सुर व संगीत की पूरक लता दीदी ने अपनी सुर साधना व मंत्रमुग्ध कर देने वाली वाणी से न सिर्फ भारत बल्कि पूरे विश्व में हर पीढ़ी के जीवन को भारतीय संगीत की मिठास से सराबोर किया। संगीत जगत में उनके योगदान को शब्दों में पिरोना संभव नहीं है। उनका निधन मेरे लिए व्यक्तिगत क्षति है।
Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiaah Naidu
I am extremely saddened by the demise of Lata Mangeshkar Ji, the Nightingale of Indian Cinema and legendary singer. India has lost its voice in the death of Lata ji, who has enthralled music lovers in India & across the globe with her mellifluous & sublime voice for many decades.
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain, Gar Yaad Rahe…and how can one forget such a voice!
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti
U will be missed our nightingale. But ur voice shall live with us forever … #RIPLataji
A R Rahman:
Love, respect and prayers Rose @mangeshkarlata
Tribute to Lata Ji
I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of Lata Didi’s life. She always showered me with her love and blessings. With her passing away, a part of me feels lost too. She’ll always continue to live in our hearts through her music.
Heartbroken, but blessed to have known & loved this incredible soul…Lataji holds a place in our hearts that will never be taken by anyone else. That’s how profoundly she has impacted our lives with her music. May she rest in peace & light up the heavens with her brightness
WO DIN AB NAA RAHEIN ! Blessed to be part of your life. Will miss you Didi Atya i love you
दशकों से देशवासियों को अपनी आवाज से मंत्रमुग्ध करने वाली लता दीदी के आज अंतिम दर्शन कर उन्हें श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की। उनके जाने के दुख को व्यक्त करने के लिये शब्द नही हैं, अपने गीतों और आवाज़ से वह हमेशा हमारे दिलों में जीवित रहेंगी।
May her soul rest in peace. We will miss you. You will always be alive in our hearts forever.