Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, born in pre-Impartial India, died this morning after weeks of hospitalisation bringing an finish to a splendid and adorned profession in playback singing and Bollywood. She was 92.
The funeral with full state honours might be held at Mumbai’s iconic Shivaji Park to honour the singer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the funeral.
Round 2,000 sq ft of the park’s space has been barricaded for the funeral proceedings, mentioned an official of the Mumbai civic physique. Individuals began arriving on the park since 1 pm to witness the funeral of the legendary singer.
A recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, Lata Mangeshkar was an icon of Indian cinema, having sung playback for an in depth listing of Hindi movies.
Amongst her most iconic songs is the patriotic composition Aye Mere Watan Ke Emblem; the track, commemorating Indian troopers who died within the 1962 warfare with China.
Ms Mangeshkar, who belonged to a distinguished musical household, additionally composed music in addition to produced a handful of movies. She was popularly referred to as the ‘Nightingale of India.’
The central authorities has introduced a two-day “state mourning” on the demise of legendary singer. The nationwide flag will fly at half mast from February 6 to February 7 all through India and there might be no official leisure on this interval.