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Lata Mangeshkar passes away HIGHLIGHTS: Amitabh Bachchan pens emotional message, writes ‘she resounds now in the heavens’

Lata Mangeshkar was laid to rest at Mumbai's Shivaji Park with full state honours on Sunday evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects along with Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and others.

lata mangeshkar dead, funeralLata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday morning. (Photo: Express Archive)

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.

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Lata Mangeshkar will be accorded state funeral today; PM Narendra Modi to reach Mumbai.

22:01 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Ashoke Pandit supports Shah Rukh Khan

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit react to Shah Rukh Khan receiving troll after offering prayers at Lata Mangeshkar's pyre.

21:40 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Sachin Pilgaonkar goes down the memory lane

Actor Sachin Pilgaonkar shared a beautiful memory with Lata Mangeshkar along with his father.

21:15 (IST)07 Feb 2022
'There is a light missing in the world'

Actor-VJ Teejay Sidhu took to Instagram to share a childhood photo of Lata Mangeshkar, penning an emotional note. She wrote, "At 9-years-old, this sweet girl had no idea what a legend she would become in her lifetime.. how her voice would touch the hearts of millions. To say she will be missed is an understatement. 😔 There is a light missing in the world.. but she is on the other side, lighting up the heavens with her beautiful voice. 🙏 It doesn't feel right to say she is 'no more.' She will always 'be.' ❤."

20:51 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Ronit Roy's musical tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

Actor Ronit Roy shared a video of him playing the tune of Lata Mangeshkar's popular song "Tere bina zindagi" on his flute. 

20:24 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for all those magical songs: Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta shared her 'heartfelt condolences' to Lata Mangeshkar's family and wrote, "You might have left us physically but you will live in our hearts forever."

19:37 (IST)07 Feb 2022
When Sugandha Mishra mimicked Lata Mangeshkar on her wedding day

Sugandha Mishra shared her wedding video and wrote, "Never got a chance to meet my inspiration.. hamari pyaari #latadidi But life ke har padav par unhe hamesha saath rakkha hai❤️ through her songs.. her precious voice.. chaahe kabhi motivation ki zaroorat ho ya wo meri life ka sabse khushi ka din ho , didi is and will always be closest to my heart..❤️ #major #throwback from my #weddingday."

19:11 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Sachin Sanghe shares his tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

"Humble tributes to legendary #LataMangeshkar Ji. A quick miniature sculpture of #LataDidi #OmShanti," posted Micro sculpture artist Sachin Sanghe on Twitter.

18:37 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Khushbu on SRK

Actor-politician Khushbu shared SRK's photo from Lata Mangeshkar's last rites and wrote on Twitter, "Mera desh!! Mera Bharat! Meri Shaan! Meri jaan!"

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17:56 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

International sand artist & Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik tweeted, "Meri Awaaz hi Pehechan hai.. Tributes to Nightingale of India #LataMangeshkar through my sandart at Puri beach in Odisha. Om Shanti."

17:23 (IST)07 Feb 2022
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17:12 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Ali Zafar pays tribute via a video

Pakistani singer-songwriter Ali Zafar posted a singing video of himself and wrote, "Words cannot define a legend like #LataMangeshkar Ji. Only music can perhaps whisper to her everlasting greatness. Re-sharing a humble tribute. May God bless her soul in eternal peace."

16:49 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Old conversation between Lata Mangeshkar, PM Modi

Arunachal Pradesh's Minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju shared via Twitter, "Cherishing a beautiful conversation between #LataMangeshkar ji and Prime Minister @NarendraModi  ji. Humble, simple and regardful even after reaching such a height in life, and having deepest care for the country and society."

16:19 (IST)07 Feb 2022
'Long Live your Legacy Lata Ji'

Bigg Boss 15 winner Tejasswi Prakash tweeted, "Forever… Long Live your Legacy Lata Ji."

16:05 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Politicians attacked for claiming Shah Rukh Khan ‘spat’

Shah Rukh Khan was seen reading a dua at Lata Mangeshkar's funeral, which many called a proof of India's diversity. However a politician claimed he 'spat'. Netizens have defended the actor. READ THIS

15:44 (IST)07 Feb 2022
'Lata Mangeshkar could give expression to literally every situation or emotional register'

Indian Express contributing Editor Pratap Bhanu Mehta wrote in his column, "It is in this context that Lata Mangeshkar’s playback singing achieved its unique status. Much can be written about the tone and pitch of her voice over the years. But what is indisputable is the fact that only she could give expression to literally every situation or emotional register. It is not just the melody, but that precision about words and emotions in her singing, that made her an ideal carrier of the totality of our lives. Someone once said, in a profound remark, that the greatness of playback singing in Bollywood’s halcyon days, was that no actor really needed to act. The entire affective burden of movies was carried by the songs: In fact the songs were the script, if there was such a thing."

15:17 (IST)07 Feb 2022
When Lata Mangeshkar praised Shweta Pandit

Singer Shweta Pandit shared an old photo with the late singer and wrote, "This was my 1st picture with Lataji when i was 13 years old at Western Outdoor studio. Shortly after this, i got my 1st break with #Mohabbatein ... and she was singing in it too." She added, "Apart from singing the songs, i was lucky to get to sing the que-voice of “humko humise churalo” before she sang it. My uncle Lalit, later told me that she called him & said “Shweta ne bahut acha gaya hai usko bolna” mera jeevan safal ho gaya uss din. got her blessings."

15:01 (IST)07 Feb 2022
When Krystle D'souza found song 'Lag Ja Gale' in the list at a karaoke night in Maldives

Sharing a video from a karaoke night, Krystle D'souza wrote, "Nightingale of India, a void that can never be filled. Her soul has departed, but her memories will live on for eternity. Her voice brought joy and happiness to people around the world. This video is from when I was in Maldives attending a karaoke night and the waiter asked if I wanted to sing a song. I took the song list and among all songs from various languages, LAG JA GALE was there representing India and it just gave me such a sense of comfort even miles away. Blessing us with her heavenly voice, she joins the heavenly abode now. 🙏 Om Shanti."

14:47 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Asha Bhosle remembers 'Lata didi'

Lata Mangeshkar's sister and veteran singer Asha Bhosle shared a childhood photo of theirs and penned an emotional post, "Bachpan ke din bhi kya din the. Didi and I ❤️." READ THIS

14:25 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Farhan Akhtar says 'Lataji's sur was pitch-perfect'

Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to write, "Listening to Lata-ji’s songs today & remembered dad telling me what a renowned classical musician once told him.. if you take a strand of hair and split it, then split it further and further, till it cannot be split anymore, that’s how accurate Lata-ji’s sur is. Pitch perfect.❤️"

14:10 (IST)07 Feb 2022
Shah Rukh Khan raised hands in dua at Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral

Several celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan and Shraddha Kapoor attended Lata Mangeshkar's funeral and paid their respects. READ THIS

For her contribution to cinema and the field of arts, Lata was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1969, the Padma Vibhushan in 1999 and the Bharat Ratna in 2001. She was also conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989 by the government of India and France's highest civilian award, the Legion of Honour, in 2007.

Apart from these honours, Lata also won four Filmfare Awards in the category of Best Playback Singing. She was given the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. The singer had once made news when she refused to take her award in order to promote fresh talent in the industry.

Some of the most popular tracks of Lata Mangeshkar are "Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jana Sanam," "Gori Hai Kalaiyan," "Lag Jaa Gale," "Sawan Ka Mahina," "Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya," "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon" among more.

Lata was one of those rare singers who not only sang in Hindi, but in a wide variety of languages, including a few foreign ones too.

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First published on: 06-02-2022 at 09:50 IST
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