Melody Queen of India Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last on Sunday in Mumbai. She was 92 years old. The playback singer had been hospitalised on January 8 following a diagnosis of pneumonia and Covid-19.
Although she recovered from both illnesses, she continued to be under observation at the hospital. Mangeshkar’s condition had improved in January and she was taken off the ventilator but her health deteriorated on Saturday.
Lata Mangeshkar is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke awards.
Condolences poured in for the legendary singer soon after the news of her demise came, with several cricketers remembering the singing legend and paying her tribute in their own way.
“Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. Her melodious songs touched millions of people around the world. Thank you for all the music and the memories. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones,” Virat Kohli wrote on Twitter.
Here are some of the reactions:
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. Her melodious songs touched millions of people around the world. Thank you for all the music and the memories. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones. 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 6, 2022
The Nightingale of India ,a voice which has resonated with, brought joy and happiness to millions around the world leaves. Heartfelt Condolences to her family and fans. Om Shanti 🙏#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/O6gWb27x3s
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 6, 2022
Pained to receive news of Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar didi's demise. Her voice and melodies will remain immortal. Condolences to her family, friends and millions of fans all over the world.
ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/SwSkZmuwqO
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 6, 2022
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 6, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 6, 2022
We have lost the Nightingale of India.
Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of the legend Lata Mangeshkar ji. The melody of her voice shall echo through centuries!
Rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/mU1XCCpPzU
— DK (@DineshKarthik) February 6, 2022
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) February 6, 2022
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones. 🙏 Thank you for the memories. May her soul rest in peace. Om Shanti 🙏#LataMangeshkar #omshanti
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) February 6, 2022
Your iconic songs will always remain close to our hearts and cherished for generations. You will be missed. Sending condolences to her family during this tough time. #LataMangeshkar
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) February 6, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 6, 2022
Her voice will remain with us forever. #RIPLataji
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) February 6, 2022
We have grown up singing and listening to your songs. We will miss you. May your soul rest in peace, Lata ji. 💐
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 6, 2022
Every generation has its own definition of the greatest. With #lataji, the #GreatestOfAllTime was beyond discussion and debate across the generations. She's one of the rare people who achieved immortality and will always remain alive in everyone's heart and Zubaan. #OmShanti
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) February 6, 2022
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Bharat Ratna Lata Didi. Your legacy will live on forever in our lives and in our hearts. Rest in peace. Om Shanti 🙏
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 6, 2022
Deepest condolences on the passing of #LataMangeshkar Her legendary voice will continue to inspire.🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 6, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar career spanned over 80 years and she sang more than 5,000 songs in 36 Indian languages. From Madhubala to Madhuri Dixit, she lent her voice to all leading actresses in the country.
Lata Mangeshkar was born to theatre artists and singers — Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti — in Indore on September 28, 1929. Her siblings, Meena, Asha, Usha, and Hridaynath are all singers.
Lata shifted to Mumbai in 1949 after her father’s death in 1942. She learned Hindustani music from Ustad Aman Ali Khan in Mumbai. Lata Mangeshkar has worked with some legendary music directors, including Madan Mohan, R D Burman, Laxmikant-Pyarelal duo and others.