Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has passed away aged 92. She was considered one of the greatest singers of all time and had a career that spanned over six decades. Her death was mourned by fans and fellow musicians around the world, and her legacy will live on for years to come.
Mangeshkar was one of the most popular singers in India and recorded more than 30,000 songs in a career that spanned seven decades. She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes to Mangeshkar on social media, calling her “a national treasure and voice of the nation”.
“Lata Mangeshkarji was a national treasure and her voice was the voice of the nation. She will be greatly missed,” he wrote on Twitter.
Mangeshkar’s family said in a statement that she died of Covid-19 on Sunday morning. “She left for her heavenly abode at around 3.30 am today,” the statement said.
“Lata Mangeshkar was an iconic singer whose voice transcended all boundaries,” said Congress party president Rahul Gandhi.
“Her death is an irreparable loss to the world of music,” he added.