Sachin Tendulkar condoles Lata Mangeshkar’s demise

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Sachin Tendulkar condoles Lata Mangeshkar's demise
Sachin Tendulkar condoles Lata Mangeshkar's demise

Sachin Tendulkar condoles Lata Mangeshkar’s demise

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday paid his last respects to the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away after a brief illness.

Sachin arrived at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital, where the legendary singer passed away. Lata Mangeshkar, the “Bharat Ratna,” died on Sunday at the age of 92. After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia, the megastar was taken to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on January 8.

“I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of Lata Didi’s life. She always showered me with her love and blessings. With her passing away, a part of me feels lost too. She’ll always continue to live in our hearts through her music,” Tendulkar tweeted.

Despite having recovered from COVID, the singer was put on ventilator support on Saturday as her condition worsened.

In memory of Lata Mangeshkar, a two-day national mourning will observed. As a mark of respect, the national flag will also fly at half-mast for two days, and she will given a State funeral.

Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating Lata Mangeshkar at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, said today, “It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar at 8:12 am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post-COVID-19.”

Mangeshkar was an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer and renowned for her sweet voice, which earned her the nickname “Nightingale of India.”

She began her career at the age of 13 in 1942, when she was born on September 28, 1929. Over the course of her seven-decade career, the melody queen recorded over a thousand Hindi film songs. She had sang songs in around thirty-six Indian regional languages as well as other languages.

She awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 2001. In recognition of her achievements to the country. She is only the second vocalist to get this honour, after MS Subbulakshmi.

She’s also won three National Film Awards, among a slew of other accolades over the course of her career. Moreover, some of her most famous songs include ‘Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon,’ ‘Babul Pyare,’ and ‘Lag Ja Gale Se Phir,’ among others.

Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, and Meena Mangeshkar are Mangeshkar’s younger siblings.