Lata Mangeshkar dies: Akshay Kumar says ‘how can one forget such a voice’, Madhur Bhandarkar calls her a mother figure


Lata Mangeshkar, India’s nightingale, died at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. She was 92 years old. The Bharat Ratna recipient’s passing has left her fans of all ages in mourning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “I consider it an honor to have always received immense affection from Lata Didi. My exchanges with her will remain unforgettable. I mourn with my fellow Indians the passing of Lata Didi. Spoke to his family and expressed his condolences. Om Shanthi.

Akshay Kumar took to Twitter and wrote, “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain, Gar Yaad Rahe…and how can such a voice be forgotten! Deeply saddened by the passing of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti .”

Farhan Akhtar called it a sad day and wrote on Twitter: “So this is what it feels like to lose part of a nation that is a source of collective pride and joy. It hurts and leaves an indelible void. Sad sad day. RIP Lata ji.”

Nimrat Kaur wrote: “India has lost its voice today. There will never be another… #RIPLataMangeshkar ji.

“I hope you will also continue to hypnotize the heavens with your voice and presence,” Taapsee wrote in memory of the great singer.

Singer Kailash Kher spoke about Lata’s death a day after the saraswati puja on Saturday. He wrote, “Today the avatar Lata of Goddess Saraswati passed away and see the day she has chosen. She was worshiped yesterday and left today. We are lucky to be born in the time of Lata Mangeshkar. May she rest in peace, may the world and her family have the strength to bear her loss).

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar shared his photos with Lata Mangeshkar and wrote: “Deeply saddened by the passing of @mangeshkarlata didi she has been a mother figure to me over the years i used to call her all the fortnight and to have conversations. It’s a personal loss for me. I will miss his presence so much in my life. I love you Didi. #OmShanti.

Singer Sona Mohapatra wrote on Twitter: “If I had to choose the one spirit that has inspired India since independence to strive for excellence and experience divinity, it would be #LataMangeshkar. His disappearance truly marks the end of the golden age of film music. Still in shock hearing this news. #omshanti.

Calling her an icon, Shahid Kapoor wrote: “An icon, a legend…words will always be insufficient. Thank you for your glorious voice Lata ji. It will resonate around the world for generations to come. TEAR.”

Ajay Devgn added, “An icon forever. I will always savor the legacy of his songs. How lucky are we to have grown up listening to Lataji’s songs. Om Shanti. My deepest condolences to the Mangeshkar family.”

Anil Kapoor said: “Heartbroken, but blessed to have known and loved this amazing soul… Lataji holds a place in our hearts that will never be taken by anyone else. That’s how much she has had a profound impact on our lives with her music. May she rest in peace and light up the skies with her brilliance.

Mrunal Thakur only shared a broken heart icon and wrote “Lataji”.

“She looked like an angel and now she is becoming one. Rest in peace Lata Didi. Eternal peace. #LataMangeshkar,” Boman Irani wrote.

Lata’s sister and singer, Asha Bhosle, actor Shraddha Kapoor and union minister Piyush Goyal had visited Breach Candy Hospital on Saturday to inquire about her condition. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s wife Rashmi arrived at hospital on Sunday but the singer died.

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Lata was put on a ventilator and was being treated with aggressive therapy, Dr Pratit Samdani had said. After previously recovering from Covid-19 and pneumonia, she was put on life support, due to her worsening condition.


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