Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, born in pre-Unbiased India, died this morning after weeks of hospitalisation bringing an finish to a splendid and embellished profession in playback singing and Bollywood. She was 92.
The cremation with full state honours can be held at Mumbai’s iconic Shivaji Park to honour the singer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi can be current.
Round 2,000 sq ft of the park’s space has been barricaded for the cremation proceedings, mentioned an official of the Mumbai civic physique. Folks began arriving on the park since 1 pm to witness the funeral of the legendary singer.
Photos from the late singer’s home have been doing the rounds on the web the place her youthful sister Asha Bhosle, additionally a singer, and different members of the family may very well be seen becoming a member of their fingers whereas the authorities salute the late megastar, as they take her physique to Shivaji Park for her final rites.
A automobile carrying her physique was seen leaving ‘Prabhukunj’, her residence. It was embellished with white flowers and in addition had a large picture of hers. The coffin through which her boy was positioned was additionally wrapped in tricolour as the military marched alongside.
Earlier, Bollywood stars together with Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali have been amongst those that visited her dwelling to pay their final respects.
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 intensive checklist of Hindi movies.
Amongst her most iconic songs is the patriotic composition Aye Mere Watan Ke Brand; the tune, commemorating Indian troopers who died within the 1962 struggle 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 often known 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 can be no official leisure on this interval.