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Odishatv Bureau

The demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar burst a flood of condolences from all over the world. 

Heads of States, noted dignitaries from all over the globe extended touching tributes to the most-loved voice of India. Ambassadors and missions of various countries also grieved the demise of singing legend and said her melodies will forever remain with music lovers across generations.

The Indian subcontinent has lost one of the truly great singers the world has known with the demise of Lata Mangeshkar, top leadership of South Asian countries said on Sunday as they paid their tribute to the "empress of music" who "touched billions of hearts through her golden and unparalleled voice".

Mangeshkar, whose voice stirred millions of hearts everyday and who will forever be counted as one of India's greats with an estimated 25,000 songs in an almost eight-decade career, died in Mumbai on Sunday. She was 92.

In a message of condolence, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Mangeshkar will remain alive forever in the hearts of the people in the region through her work.

In a separate message, President Abdul Hamid also expressed his profound shock and sorrow at the death of the legendary singer and expressed condolences to the bereaved family.

Taking to Twitter, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was on a four-day visit to China, said, "With the death of Lata Mangeshkar the subcontinent has lost one of the truly great singers the world has known. Listening to her songs has given so much pleasure to so many people all over the world.

Expressing his condolences on Mangeshkar's demise, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said India's "Queen of Music" "touched billions of hearts through her golden and unparalleled voice".

Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari recalled the contribution of "genius" Mangeshkar to Nepali songs as she paid her tribute to the legendary Indian singing maestro.

Dubbed as the 'Nightingale of India', Mangeshkar has lent her voice to many songs in Nepali films, including blockbuster 'Maitighar' which features yesteryear bollywood actress Mala Sinha in the lead role with Nepali actor Chidambar Prasad Lohani.

In a tweet, the US Embassy in India said, "We join India in paying tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed today at the age of 92. History will mark her contribution to India's music in golden words."

"We are saddened to hear about the demise of the Nightingale of India, #LataMangeshkar Ji. Her contribution to music and her voice will always be remembered. We join the people of India in mourning. May her memory be a blessing. Om Shanti," wrote Embassy of Israel in India in its condolence message.

The British High Commission said it joins India and Indians worldwide to pay tribute to the 'Nightingale Of India' Lata Mangeshkar.
Her legacy will live forever, the British mission here said on Twitter.

German envoy to India Walter Lindner hailed Mangeshkar as the 'Nightingale of India' and a musical genius.

"A legend, an irreplaceable voice and an institution of music for seven decades! Very sad news... her legacy will live forever," he tweeted.

In a tweet, French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said, "Deeply saddened by the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar. An institution in herself, she was conferred Officier de la Legion d'Honneur' in recognition of her incomparable singing career."

"Our heartfelt condolences to her loved ones and fans across the world," he said.

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