Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar breathes her last on Sunday in Mumbai at the age of 92. Addressed as Swar Kokila Bharat Ratna by her countless fans, this demise shuts the window of an era in the Indian Film and Music Industry.
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What Happened To Lata Mangeshkar?
Paid my last respects to Lata Didi in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/3oKNLaMySB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2022
Mangeshkar was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital last month. She was tested COVID-19 Positive in January as well as diagnosed with Pneumonia and was in the ICU on a ventilator, news Agency ANI reported on Saturday. However, her condition started worsening at the beginning of February.
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Dr. Pratit Samdani from Breach Candy Hospital, who was treating the singer stated, “ currently in the ICU and has once again been put on ventilator support, due to her worsened condition, for which she will remain under observation. ” He also added, “She is under aggressive therapy. We are continuously observing her. She continues to be in ICU, she is under serious observation. Her treatment is going on in Breach Candy hospital.”
Nevertheless, failing all the attempts of the medical team, Lata Ji left for heavenly abode on Sunday Morning due to Multiple Organ Failures.
India Lost Her Own “ Saraswati ”Just A Day After The “ Saraswati Puja. ”
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. pic.twitter.com/rUNQq1RnAp
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 6, 2022
50000+ songs, 20 Indian Languages, 7 decades – 1 singer. It was only Lata Mangeshkar who made this possible. The death of India’s Nightingale has left the whole nation voiceless. It was said that Mata Saraswati resides in Lata-Ji’s voice, and the most surprising fact is that we lost her on the “ Visarjaan Day Of Saraswati Puja. ”
All the Social Media Channels are flooded with heartfelt condolences for the icon.
The melody queen of Bollywood, Shreya Ghoshal tweeted, “Feeling numb. Devastated. Yesterday was Saraswati Puja & today Ma took her blessed one with her. Somehow it feels that even the birds, trees & wind are silent today. Swar Kokila Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar Ji your divine voice will echo till eternity. Rest in peace. Om Shanti.”
Received the sad news of Lata Mangeshkar ji’s demise. She remained the most beloved voice of India for many decades.
Her golden voice is immortal and will continue to echo in the hearts of her fans.
My condolences to her family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/Oi6Wb2134M
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 6, 2022
Furthermore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, “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 mesmerize people.”
Maestro actress and politician Hema Malini offered her condolences saying, “ Feb 6 is a dark day for us – the legend who has given us a treasure trove of lilting songs, the Nightingale of India, Lataji, has left us to continue her divine music in heaven. It is a personal loss for me as our affection & admiration for each other was mutual. ”
Our Closing Thoughts
We are dumbstruck by this invaluable loss. As a mark of utmost respect to the Swar Kokila Bharat Ratna, the government has announced 2-day national mourning. There will be no official entertainment for two days while the national flag will fly at half-mast.
To conclude, it’s true that there won’t be another Lata Mangeshkar, but she will continue to live amongst us through her legendary songs.