India has lost its nightingale: Kajal Aggarwal on Lata Mangeshkar's death Actress Kajal Aggarwal has paid a moving tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. She tweeted, “India has lost its nightingale! You will be terribly missed but your legacy will live forever.”
Mangeshkar was admitted to the ICU of Breach Candy hospital, where she was being treated by Dr. Pratit Samdani and his team of doctors. The legendary singer was showing improvement until last week but her health deteriorated and she was put back on ventilator support on Saturday morning. The singer was also being treated for pneumonia. She recovered from COVID-19 and pneumonia on January 30.
On Saturday, several high-profile personalities visited the hospital including Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, and NCP leader Supriya Sule to check on the singer.
In November 2019, Mangeshkar was admitted to the same hospital after she complained of difficulty in breathing and was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was discharged after 28 days.
Born in Indore, Mangeshkar remained the voice of screen idols for generations. She began her career at the age of 13 in 1942 and had sung over 30,000 songs in several Indian languages in over seven decade-long career.
Her first breakthrough song, Dil Mera Toda, was for the film Majboor in 1948. In the following year, 1949, Lata Mangeshkar garnered massive popularity with the track Aayega Aanewaala from Madhubala-starrer Mahal. After this, there was no looking back for Mangeshkar, who went on to become the most iconic singer in Indian cinematic and music history.
Some of her most loved tracks were ‘Ajeeb Dastan Hai Ye,’ ‘Jab Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya,’ ‘Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein,’ ‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin,’ ‘Lag Jaa Gale,’ ‘Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai,’ ‘Tune O Rangeele,’ ‘Aye Mere Wattan Ke Logo,’ ‘Maye Ni Maye,’ ‘Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye,’ ‘Tere Liye,’ and ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’.
Her last full album was for the late filmmaker Yash Chopra-directed 2004 film ‘Veer Zaara’. Mangeshkar’s last song was ‘Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki,’ which was released on March 30, 2021, as a tribute to the Indian Army. She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in 2001.
Lata Mangeshkar was also the recipient of several awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards.
Feb 06, 2022 11:00 ISTKangana Ranaut remembers 'legend' Lata Mangeshkar Kangana Ranaut has mourned the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar in a series of posts on her Instagram stories. Kangana wrote, “Never met her in my life yet today can’t hold back my tears… such is the essence of a true artist they are a part of our bloodstream through their work. What a loss!!! India’s most beautiful voice is gone!!! There will never be another Lata ji.”
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Feb 06, 2022 10:55 ISTThrowback: When Lata Mangeshkar was awarded Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar was a recipient of numerous awards throughout her extensive singing career. She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour in 2001.
Feb 06, 2022 10:51 ISTShahid Kapoor thanks Lata Mangeshkar for her 'glorious voice' Shahid Kapoor has paid a heartfelt tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away on Sunday morning. He tweeted, “An icon a legend… words will always fall short. Thank you for your glorious voice Lata ji. It will resonate worldwide for generations to come. RIP.”
Feb 06, 2022 10:49 ISTLata Mangeshkar dies at 92: Ajay Devgn offers his 'deepest' condolences to singer's family Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn has offered his “deepest condolences” to Lata Mangeshkar’s family. He tweeted, “An icon forever. I will always savour the legacy of her songs. How fortunate were we to have grown up listening to Lataji’s songs.”
Feb 06, 2022 10:46 ISTLata Mangeshkarji's voice will always be India's voice: Dia Mirza Remembering Lata Mangeshkar as the “glorious nightingale of India,” Dia Mirza wrote on Instagram, “Lata Mangeshkarji’s voice will always be India’s voice. Rest in glory.”
Feb 06, 2022 10:43 ISTLata Mangeshkar dies at 92: Flags at half-mast, 2-day national mourning The national flag will fly at half-mast for two days, as a mark of respect for the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away on Sunday morning. Besides, two-day national mourning will be observed in memory of the late legendary singer.
Feb 06, 2022 10:41 ISTLata Mangeshkar passes away at 92: Singer was suffering from lung ailments Lata Mangeshkar was suffering from lung ailments for nearly two-and-a-half years and would often use oxygen at her home. In November 2019, Mangeshkar was admitted to Breach Candy hospital after she complained of difficulty in breathing and was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Feb 06, 2022 10:39 ISTWe tried our level best to save Lata Mangeshkar: Breach Candy hospital medical director Breach Candy hospital medical director said that Lata Mangeshkar passed away at 8.12 am. “She came here as a Covid patient and age was against her. We tried our level best to save the legend, but she had complications.”
Feb 06, 2022 10:35 ISTMaharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray mourns Lata Mangeshkar's death In his condolence message for late Lata Mangeshkar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that it’s “heartbreaking that our dear Lata didi is not with us today.” “There is hardly a corner of the world where her voice was not heard,” Thackeray added.
Feb 06, 2022 10:32 ISTLata Mangeshkar dies at 92: India mourns the loss of legendary singer Soon after the news of Lata Mangeshkar’s death, several fans, politicians, and celebrities took to Twitter and paid tribute to the legendary singer. The President of the country Ram Nat Kovind called Lata’s demise heart-breaking and added that her contribution will remain incomparable. “Lata-ji’s demise is heartbreaking 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 innermost emotions. A Bharat Ratna, Lata-ji’s accomplishments will remain incomparable,” the tweet read. Read more, here.
Feb 06, 2022 10:27 ISTLata Mangeshkar to be accorded state funeral Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal remains will be kept at Shivaji Park at 2:30 pm today for public darshan and the legendary singer will be accorded a state funeral later in the evening.
Feb 06, 2022 10:24 ISTLata Mangeshkar passes away at 92: Iconic songs by the legendary singer As Lata Mangeshkar bids adieu to the world, let us take a look at some of her award-winning melodies and remember her in our hearts: Beeti Na Bitai Raina From the 1972 movie Parichay, this song won Lata the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Directed by Gulzar, Parichay starred Jeetendra, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Veena, AK Hangal, Leela Mishra, Keshto Mukherjee, and Asra. Composed by RD Burman, Beeti Na Bitai Raina also included Bhupinder Singh. Roothe Roothe Piya Manaoon Kaise Picturized on Jaya and Vijay Anand, this song from the 1974 movie Kora Kagaz won Lata another National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer. The song is composed by Kalyanji Anandji and written by MG Hashmat. Kora Kagaz was directed by Anil Ganguly and starred AK Hangal, Achala Sachdev, and Deven Verma. Read more: Lata Mangeshkar Death: Award-Winning Songs by the Melodious Singer
Feb 06, 2022 10:20 ISTLata Mangeshkar dead: 2 days of national mourning announced The government has announced two-day national mourning on the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away on Sunday morning due to multi-organ failure.
Feb 06, 2022 10:17 ISTLata Mangeshkar passes away at 92: Singer's mortal remains to be brought home around 11 am Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal remains will be brought home from Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital between 11 am to 2:30 pm, where several high-profile personalities will pay their last respects to the departed soul.
Feb 06, 2022 10:12 ISTLata Mangeshkar dies at 92: Last rites to take place at 6 pm The last rites of the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar will be performed on Sunday at 6 pm. Before last rites, Mangeshkar’s mortal remains will be taken to Shivaji Park in the Dadar area for a final glimpse.
Feb 06, 2022 10:10 ISTLata Mangeshkar passes away at 92: Akshay Kumar is 'deeply saddened' Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is “deeply saddened” by the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. He tweeted, “My sincere condolences and prayers.”
Feb 06, 2022 10:08 ISTLata Mangeshkar died due to multi-organ failure, confirms doctor “Lata di died at 8.12 am due to multi-organ failure after over 28 days of COVID-19 diagnosis,” Dr. Pratit Samdani, who was treating the legendary singer, told reporters outside Breach Candy hospital.
Feb 06, 2022 10:07 ISTLata Mangeshkar Dies at 92: President mourns the demise of legendary singer President Ram Nath Kovind mourned the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. “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,” read the President’s tweet.