Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh paid tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar who died today at the age of 92 after battling health issues for the past few weeks. She was on a ventilator in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, where she was admitted on January 8 after testing positive for Covid-19.
She also had symptoms of pneumonia. She has been under treatment ever since. Her health has deteriorated in recent days after initially showing signs of improvement.
In a video he shared on his official Koo handle, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said of the Indore-born singer’s death: “Swar Kokila Lata Mangeshkar is no more. Her passing has come to an end. to an era in Indian music Lata didi, without you this land is desolate, songs and music are desolate, every home is desolate, and the heart is empty.
“No one can ever fill the void you have left. Considering you as the goddess of music, we will continue to worship you forever. Hail at the feet of Lata didi,” he added.
Watch the video here:
Lata Mangeshkar, affectionately known as Lata Didi, was born on October 28, 1929 in Indore. Known as the nightingale of India, she was awarded the Bharat Ratna – India’s highest civilian honour, in 2001. She was the daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti Mangeshkar.
She contributed her voice to tens of thousands of songs in different languages. She was also awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and numerous film awards besides the Bharat Ratna.
Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad Ali, SD Burman, RD Burman and AR Rehman were among the numerous music directors she worked with.
Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar are the four siblings of Lata Mangeshkar.