We Lost Our Nightingale: India Pays Tearful Tributes to Lata Mangeshkar As She Dies at 92 | See Tweets
Regarded as one of Indian cinema's greatest playback singers, Mangeshkar started her career at the age of 13 in 1942 and has sung over 30,000 songs in various Indian languages.
Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, christened the Nightingale of India, died in Mumbai on Sunday at the age of 92. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital in early January this year, after testing positive for Covid-19 and also diagnosed with pneumonia. Mangeshkar’s condition had improved in January and she was taken off the ventilator but her health deteriorated on Saturday. “She is no more. She died in the morning,” Usha Mangeshkar, the singer’s younger sister, told PTI.
Regarded as one of Indian cinema’s greatest playback singers, Mangeshkar started her career at the age of 13 in 1942 and has sung over 30,000 songs in various Indian languages. She is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards. Her iconic songs include ‘Lag Jaa Gale’, ‘Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara’, ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’, ‘Bahon Mein Chale Aao’, ‘Tere Liye’ from ‘Veer Zara’ and many more.
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Heartbroken and shocked by the news, many on Twitter including notable political personalities and her fans poured their tributes on Twitter.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari wrote, ”The demise of #LataMangeshkar is a huge loss for the nation. Her music will be remembered for many generations. I pray that her soul rests in peace.” ”Death of Lata Mangeshkar is end of a #goldenera of Indian music, which ruled the world. She was very good human being and world-class singer. She will always live with us through her music. My homage. Om Shanthi,” Prakash Javadekar tweeted.
Death of Lata Mangeshkar is end of a #goldenera of Indian music, which ruled the world. She was very good human being and world-class singer. She will always live with us through her music. My homage. Om Shanthi. #LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/zCtss5EP0m
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) February 6, 2022
मैं खुद को सौभाग्यशाली समझता हूँ कि समय-समय पर मुझे लता दीदी का स्नेह और आशीर्वाद प्राप्त होता रहा। अपने अतुलनीय देशप्रेम, मधुर वाणी और सौम्यता से वो सदैव हमारे बीच रहेंगी। उनके परिजनों व असंख्य प्रशंसकों के प्रति अपनी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करता हूँ। ॐ शांति शांति pic.twitter.com/52fy46tOmE
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 6, 2022
Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of legendary singer #LataMangeshkar. The 'Melody Queen of India' leaves a void in our collective consciousness. She will live through her melody for eternity. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved family & her countless fans.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 6, 2022
Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of legendary singer Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar ji. She was the melodious voice of India, who dedicated her life to enriching Indian music in her more than 7 decades long rich contribution. pic.twitter.com/oIXyl55Xl5
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 6, 2022
Here are other tweets:
Heartbreaking… #LataMangeshkar ji… Om Shanti 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/hKcZShx3by
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 6, 2022
In grief. In agony. One of the greatest Indians has left us. Thank you for the songs, the memories, the pride we felt because of you. #LataMangeshkar
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 6, 2022
Goosebumps & tears.
There was no one like you. 🙏🏼#LataMangeshkar
— Charu Pragya🇮🇳 (@CharuPragya) February 6, 2022
My heartfelt condolences to the family and the entire nation as we lost our nightingale. Your legacy and voice will remain with us and inspire the generations to come! Om Shanti BharatRatna #LataMangeshkar ji 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/xSX9J8M4Ec
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) February 6, 2022
She was there as a singer when India snatched independence.
She was there to sing song for those who sacrificed lives in India China war (1962)
But she will not be there when India will be celebrating it's Azadi ki Amrit mahotsav.
Massive loss for country#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/dJZGCGSD7Y
— Subham (@subhsays) February 6, 2022
End of an era. Thank you for the countless memories… R.I.P. #LataMangeshkar ji 🙏 pic.twitter.com/WnfeQyNhq5
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 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
May her soul rest in peace!
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