Amitabh Bachchan is among the millions who are mourning the death of Lata Mangeshkar.
Iconic playback Bollywood singer passed away aged 92 on Sunday, Feb 6 following COVID complications.
Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog on Sunday morning to mourn the loss of the veteran singer.
“She Has Left Us.. The voice of a million centuries has left us .. her voice resounds now in the Heavens! Prayers for calm and peace .. 🙏”.
The playback singer, known as Nightingale of India, passed away at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital where she was admitted for the past 29 days.
In 2021, Lata was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. She was also conferred with three Indian National Film Awards.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Lata Mangeshkar, in a tweet, saying, “I am anguished beyond words. The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people.”
I am anguished beyond words. The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people. pic.twitter.com/MTQ6TK1mSO
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2022
Following her demise, several Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Shilpa Shetty, and Anushka Sharma and others have expressed grief in social media posts.
Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hain, Gar Yaad Rahe…and how can one forget such a voice!
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 6, 2022
An icon forever. I will always savour the legacy of her songs. How fortunate were we to have grown up listening to Lataji’s songs. Om Shanti. My deepest condolences to the Mangeshkar family🙏
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 6, 2022
Lost a legend today… Many generations will always remember you like this, @mangeshkarlata ji🙏 A big loss to the entire nation.
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) February 6, 2022
‘God speaks through beautiful voices’
Sad sad day for India as our nightingale leaves her mortal body. Lataji’s voice has immortalised her for ever. She will live in our hearts through her music. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans. RIP Lataji 💔🙏 pic.twitter.com/fM1he67o2G
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 6, 2022
Tributes continue to pour in on Twitter timeline:
Lata Mangeshkar started singing as a child to feed her family and became the greatest of all time. She has passed away aged 92 but will live forever through thousands of songs she left behind and generations she inspired. Rest in power #LataMangeshkar 🙏🏻#RIPLataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/jbEbjZNAsy
— Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) February 6, 2022
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) February 6, 2022
— 𝑽𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒙𝒎𝒊 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒌𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒓 (@varusarath5) February 6, 2022