Lata Mangeshkar died, India mourned for two days, the flag was flown at half mast
MUMBAI: Indian singer legend Lata Mangeshkar died in Mumbai today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
The legendary actress who is famous for recording background songs in thousands of Bollywood films breathed her last at the age of 92 years.
However, the cause of death of the late Indian art icon has not been announced.
The entertainer was reportedly admitted to the hospital on January 11 after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Indian government also announced that the whole country will mourn for two days besides the flag will also be flown at half mast and all entertainment events will be postponed in honor of the passing of the revered art icon.
Modi is one of the personalities who was so impressed with the departure of the entertainer who has contributed immensely to the Indian film industry for seven decades.
In a post on his Twitter account, he translated his feelings upon hearing the news of Mangeshkar’s passing.
“It hurt so much that I lost my words,” wrote Modi who said the late left a treasure that was too precious to the country throughout his involvement as an artist.
Born in 1929, the late Mangeshkar began his artistic career at a young age and during his 73 years as a singer, he has recorded an estimated 15,000 songs in 36 languages.