Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was laid to rest with full state honours on Sunday in the presence of her family at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actors Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan and Ranbir Kapoor were among those who paid homage to the veteran singer. She died at Breach Candy hospital on Sunday of multi-organ failure at the age of 92.
Daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti Mangeshkar, Lata belonged to a musical family. Her father was a well-known Marathi musician and theatre artiste. She was first tutored by her father and later appeared as a child artiste in several of his plays.
In her career that spanned for several decades, she lent her voice for over 30,000 songs. She sung popular tracks in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, and other regional languages.