A two-day national mourning is to be observed in the memory of 'Nightingale of India' Lata Mangeshkar. The National flag will fly at half-mast for two days, as a mark of respect, informed government sources.
Lata Mangeshkar passed away today at the age of 92. The singing legend was admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital after she tested positive for COVID-19 in early January this year.
"She is no more. She died in the morning," Usha Mangeshkar, the singer's younger sister, told PTI on Sunday.
As soon as the news spread, many celebrities took to their social handles and paid tributes to the singer.
Describing Lata Mangeshkar as "the voice of million centuries", megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid homage to the singing legend who passed away on Sunday.
Bachchan took to his personal blog to bid adieu to the melody queen.
"She has left us .. The voice of a million centuries has left us .. her voice resounds now in the Heavens !" he wrote.
"Prayers for calm and peace .." the 79-year-old actor adde
Ace Music composer AR Rahman expressed his deepest condolences and wrote, "Love, respect and prayers"
Akshay Kumar wrote, “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain, Gar Yaad Rahe…and how can one forget such a voice! Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti.”
Former Indian Captain Virat Kohli wrote, "Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. Her melodious songs touched millions of people around the world. Thank you for all the music and the memories. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones. Folded hands."
South Superstar Chiranjeevi also expressed his condolence. "Nightingale of India, one of the greatest Legends #Lata Didi is no more.HeartbrokenBroken heart The vacuum due to this colossal loss can never be filled. She lived an extraordinary life.Her Music lives on & will continue to cast a spell until Music is there! Rest in Peace #LataMangeshkar,"
Check all the reactions here:
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain, Gar Yaad Rahe…and how can one forget such a voice!— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 6, 2022
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti 🙏🏻
Proud daughter of Maharashtra & a 'Bharat Ratna' in true sense. Profound prayers & regards to our Mangeshkar family, fans, well wishers across the globe. Om Shanti 🙏— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) February 6, 2022
भारतरत्न #LataMangeshkar जी हमारे बीच से कहीं जा ही नहीं सकती।उनकी छवि और उनकी आवाज़ हर भारतीय के दिल और आत्मा में हमेशा के लिए छाई रहेगी।पर शायद ऊपर देवी देवताओं को भी #लतादीदी की आत्मीय आवाज़ सुनने का दिल किया।सो बुला लिया।वैसे मैं आपके Watsapp messages बहुत मिस करूँगा!💔🥲🙏 pic.twitter.com/7UeZYUIutU— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 6, 2022
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.— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 6, 2022
Thank you for making an entire nation swoon with your pure voice. RIP #LataMangeshkar. (2/2)
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. Her melodious songs touched millions of people around the world. Thank you for all the music and the memories. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones. 🙏— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 6, 2022
So sad to hear that Lataji is no more, going to miss her so much.End of an Era!Lataji,Nightingale of India,whose voice hs made generations sing,dance & cry wil forever feed our emotion.Heartfelt condolences to Ashaji,family & friends.Nation wil miss her. Om Shanti#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/eIOUxydQYm— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) February 6, 2022
We lost a legend...— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) February 6, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar ji your music, personality, humility will always stay with us for generations... My condolences to the family 🙏🏼#LataMangeshkar
Nightingale of India, one of the greatest Legends #Lata Didi is no more.Heartbroken💔 The vacuum due to this colossal loss can never be filled. She lived an extraordinary life.Her Music lives on & will continue to cast a spell until Music is there! Rest in Peace #LataMangeshkar— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) February 6, 2022
A very sad day and a huge loss for all of us, her fans. Your contribution will live on forever ma’am.— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) February 6, 2022
My condolences to the family and all her fans across the world. Om Shanti 🙏 #LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/lEp50LL8CH
Your music touched our soul and made us smile. Rest in Peace Lata Mangeshkar Ji. Your legacy will inspire generations to come. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Z5xOcHNmjo— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 6, 2022
Deeply saddened by demise of @mangeshkarlata didi she has been a mother figure to me over the years, use to call her every fortnight & have conversations. It's a personal loss for me. Her presence will be immensely missed in my life. Love you Didi.❤️❤️#OmShanti 🙏#VoiceofIndia pic.twitter.com/EDepT6229e— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) February 6, 2022
India has lost our nightingale. Cinema and music will never be the same again. Lataji your immense body of work and your iconic voice will be unparalleled forever.#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/41YRICkMvh— Mammootty (@mammukka) February 6, 2022
The Nightingale of India ,a voice which has resonated with, brought joy and happiness to millions around the world leaves. Heartfelt Condolences to her family and fans. Om Shanti 🙏#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/O6gWb27x3s— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 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.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 6, 2022
ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/SwSkZmuwqO
If we play her songs one by one, we could hear her for a month and never hear the same song again. Prolific and profound. I mourn with the rest of the country for our nightingale...— Kajol (@itsKajolD) February 6, 2022
My deepest condolences to the family.#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/Dy01l6mbjI
Our nightingale has fallen silent. You are no more but your legendary contribution to the music industry will live on. The number of emotions you could make us feel with just a single line.— Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) February 6, 2022
R.I.P #LataMangeshkar Mam.
You will always be in our hearts.Our National Treasure❤️ pic.twitter.com/FmyZnMjm2g
Feeling numb. Devastated. Yesterday was Saraswati Puja & today Ma took her blessed one with her. Somehow it feels that even the birds, trees & wind are silent today.— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) February 6, 2022
Swar Kokila Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar ji your divine voice will echo till eternity. Rest in peace. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/UvUDTPu1eq
Deeply saddened by the news of @mangeshkarlata Ji’s passing away. She leaves behind a huge legacy of songs which will be treasured for generations to come.May her soul rest in peace. Condolences to the family. #NightingaleofIndia #LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/svW9iZsQb4— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) February 6, 2022
“𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘳 𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘫𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘮 𝘮𝘦𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘢𝘲𝘢𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰 𝘯𝘢 𝘩𝘰...”— Harshdeep Kaur (@HarshdeepKaur) February 6, 2022
Just don’t want to say Good Bye.. Saddest day in music…
She was music.. she was soul.. she was perfection.. an Institute of music… True Goddess… 🙏🏼#LataMangeshkar ji 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/oqdNi6M2Dv
Darkest day in the world of music.Her contribution to our memories and music is certainly incomparable. Today marks the end of an era.She vanquished our hearts for decades & would always be ruling as a queen of melody for the years to come. #latamangeshkar. pic.twitter.com/pioY2dcKfJ— Imran Abbas (@ImranAbbas) February 6, 2022