Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday Morning. (File Image, photo credit: Deccan Herald)

Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar passes away

Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday morning due to multi-organ failure at a hospital in Mumbai where she was undergoing treatment since January 8. She was 92. She was diagnosed with COVID 19 and pneumonia. Her condition deteriorated on Saturday after which she was put back to ventilator.

The Melody queen was an iconic playback singer who sung in dozens of Hindi films and left an unparalleled legacy. Bollywood is shocked with the news of her demise.

Along with a string of prestigious awards which includes, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Awards,  She was conferred with Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in 2001 by Government of India.

As soon as the news of her demise broke out the tribute pour in. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the void Lata Mangeshkar left cannot be filled. “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, PM official tweeter handle said”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “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.”

Meanwhile, the government has announced two days of national mourning. The national flag will fly at half-mast during this period (February 6-7).

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