Lata Mangeshkar 1929-2022: saying goodbye to the nightingale of India
Naam Gum Jayega
Chehra Yeh Badal Jayega
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain….
And with that India remembers the melody in unparalleled voice, as the nation mourns a great loss. It’s the end of an era, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who enchanted people with her songs for decades, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 6, 2022).
Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Breach Candy Hospital on January 8 after testing positive for COVID-19.
Expressing his anguish over the disappearance of Nightingale of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled.”
I am distressed beyond words. The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our country that cannot be filled. Future generations will remember her as a pillar of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to hypnotize people. pic.twitter.com/MTQ6TK1mSO
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2022
The President and Vice President of India also took to Twitter and expressed their sadness over this great loss to the nation.
Lata-ji’s passing is heartbreaking for me, as it is for millions around the world. In his wide range of songs, capturing the essence and beauty of India, generations have found expression of their innermost emotions. At Bharat Ratna, Lata-ji’s achievements will remain unmatched. pic.twitter.com/rUNQq1RnAp
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 6, 2022
Lata Didi; The pillar of Indian culture
I am extremely saddened by the passing of Lata Mangeshkar Ji, the nightingale of Indian cinema and legendary singer. India lost its voice in the death of Lata ji, who captivated music lovers in India and across the world with her melodious and sublime voice for many decades. pic.twitter.com/C9m3PfexyP
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) February 6, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar, also known as the “Nightingale of India”, received the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour. She has witnessed the transitions of the Indian cinema world up close for decades. Beyond films, she has always been passionate about India’s growth. Lata Mangeshkar is no more! India’s Melody Queen, affectionately known as ‘Lata Didi’, dies aged 92.
Lata Mangeshkar’s journey is a story of courage, determination and discipline. She was more than a singer who mesmerized people with her captivating voice, but a woman who saw and adapted the transition years of India’s entertainment industry.
“” (It is more important that the artist understood the mood of a song than just singing it) – Late Lata Manceshkar said in an interview with Prasar Bharati.
Discover Lata Didi’s journey in this exclusive interview with Prasar Bharati:
From the archives of Prasar Bharati, listen to this interview of legend Lata Mangeshkar by Shanta Shelke:
Performances of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar at DD Studios of yesteryear.
She has won numerous awards over her illustrious six-decade career, including three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2007, she was also awarded France’s highest civilian honour, Officer of the Legion of Honor. She received honorary doctorates from Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1989, Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya in Khairagarh and Shivaji University in Kolhapur, among others. Lata Mangeshkar, 92, was perhaps India’s most revered artist who leaves behind an unparalleled legacy.
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