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Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Passes Away, Nephew Collects Ashes From Shivaji Park

Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to the hospital yesterday after her health deteriorated.
Published -06 Feb 2022, 09:52 ISTUpdated -07 Feb 2022, 16:25 IST
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Lata Mangeshkar's health recently deteriorated and was rushed to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital. Her condition was said to be critical and she was put on the ventilator. The Queen of Melody passed away on 6th February 2022 at the age of 92. 

Veteran singer, Lata Mangeshkar had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 and suffered from mild symptoms. She was admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital earlier this week. The legendary singer was kept in the ICU under observation.

Earlier, Associate professor Dr Pratit Samdani from the hospital said, "She continues to be in the ICU under observation. We have to wait and watch. Pray for her recovery. She will continue to remain in the hospital." 

Lata Mangeshkar's sister, Asha Bhosle while speaking to a news daily earlier had shared that she visited the hospital to meet her elder sister but wasn't allowed. Asha Bhosle shared that severe restrictions and protocols were being followed in view of the ongoing pandemic at the hospital. However, she got to know that her sister's health was improving and it was better than before.

She was discharged after her health was stable. However, once again she was admitted to the hospital. She was under aggressive therapy. Her condition was critical. 

Lata Mangeshkar's Nephew Collects Ashes From Shivaji Park

Lata Mangeshkar's nephew Adinath Mangeshkar collected the singer's ashes from Shivaji Park, Mumbai. Assistant Municipal Commissioner Kiran Dighavkar told PTI, "We handed over the asthi kalash (urn) to Adinath, son of Lata's brother and music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar." There are no reports on where the family has decided to immerse the ashes. 

Lata Mangeshkar Final Rites

Lata Mangeshkar's mortal remains were shifted to her residence Prabhukunj in Peddar Road from the hospital. Her body was kept at her residence till 3 pm for homage. Her mortal remains are being taken to Shivaji Park where she will be cremated today.


Before the final procession, the legendary singer's body was covered in tricolour. Hundreds of fans had gathered outside her residence for her last glimpse. Lata Mangeshkar's sister Asha Bhosle was seen with her hands folded next to her sister's mortal remains.  A large truck with a picture of the late singer decorated with flowers arrived at the residence and the funeral procession began. Reportedly, 8 priests performed the final ritual. The ritual included chanting of mantras for the deceased and took about 30 minutes.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered floral tribute to the late singer. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan also paid their last respects to Lata Mangeshkar at the cremation ground.

2-Day National Mourning To Be Observed 

In the memory of the veteran singer, Lata Mangeshkar two-day national mourning will be observed. The National flag will fly at half-mast for two days as a mark of respect as per Government sources, a tweet by ANI suggested. 

Condolences Pour In 

PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his Twitter handle and shared a picture with the veteran singer. He wrote, "I am anguished beyond words. The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people."

President Ram Nath Kovind

President Shri Ram Nath Kovind took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "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."

Shehnaaz Gill

Bigg Boss 13 fame on her Twitter handle wrote, "India lost its voice today, we are speechless, Om Shanti 🙏🏻 #LataMangeshkarJi."

Bhumi Pednekar

Actress Bhumi Pednekar on her Twitter handle wrote, "A very sad day and a huge loss for all of us, her fans. Your contribution will live on forever ma’am. 
My condolences to the family and all her fans across the world. Om Shanti 🙏 #LataMangeshkar."
Genelia Deshmukh
Genelia Deshmukh called Lata Mangeshkar's demise end of an era. On her Twitter post, she wrote, "R.I.p #LataMangeshkar ji 
You will always be India’s pride and your voice will always be part of our lives and homes forever and ever…💚💚💚
End of an Era 💔."
Tamannaah Bhatia 
Shreya Ghoshal 
Virendra Sehwag 
Sanjay Dutt 

Sanjay Dutt took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "We lost a legend...Lata Mangeshkar ji your music, personality, humility will always stay with us for generations... My condolences to the family Folded hands #LataMangeshkar."
Karan Johar

Sharing a picture of the late veteran singer on his Instagram handle, Karan Johar wrote, "Today heaven truly gained the voice of an angel. I grew up listening to Lata ji’s song and as I mourn her loss today - I know with absolute confidence that unki “awaaz hi pehchan” hai & she has left an indelible mark on our Indian culture for many generations to come. And today the words of my favourite song resonate very deeply in my heart as I sing - lag jaa gale, ki phir yeh haseen raat ho naa ho…shaayad phir iss janam mein mulaakat ho naa ho. Thank you for making an entire nation swoon with your pure voice, we will miss you. Rest in peace, serenity & power. #LataMangeshkar."
Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram handle and sharing a picture of Lata Mangeshkar, wrote, "Sad sad day for India as our nightingale leaves her mortal body. Lataji’s voice has immortalised her for ever. She will live in our hearts through her music. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans. RIP Lataji 💔🙏."

Lata Mangeshkar's 8 Decade Long Journey In Indian Cinema

Also known as the Nightingale Of India, Lata Mangeshkar, through her almost eight-decade long journey in the music industry gave her voice to many songs in different languages including Hindi, Bengali and Marathi among others. 

The 92-year-old singer was one of the most popular playback singers in India. She recorded over 1000 songs for Hindi films and sung for 36 other languages including foreign languages. Lata Mangeshkar got her first break with the song, 'Dil Mera Toda, Mujhe Kahin Ka Na Chhora' in the year 1948. However, she got recognition with the song 'Aayega Aanewala' in the year 1949. Post that, she never looked back.

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Lata Mangeshkar gave many hits like 'Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya', 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo', 'Piya Tose', 'Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai', 'Hothon Pe Aisi Baat', 'Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha', 'Lag Jaa Gale', 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram', 'Jiya Jale', 'Lukka Chhupi' among others. 

Don't Miss: 10 Unforgettable Songs By Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar: Awards And Recognitions 

Through her journey in Indian cinema, she was honoured with many awards and recognition. Bharat Ratna (India's highest civilian award), Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Legion Of Honour (France's highest order) were some honours she received among many others. 

Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest child in the family. Her four siblings, Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar are all a part of the music industry and are accomplished musicians and singers. 


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