A throwback of Lata Mangeshkar. (Image courtesy: AnilKapoor)
- Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday
- She died at the age of 92 in a Mumbai hospital
- She was admitted to the hospital on January 8
The Hindi film industry poured their hearts out on social media after the death of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday. Lata Mangeshkar died in Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on Sunday. She was 92. Ms Mangeshkar was taken to the intensive care unit on January 8 after testing positive for COVID-19. Lata Mangeshkar was being treated for both pneumonia and COVID-19. Her symptoms were mild but she was in ICU because of her age, family said. Over the next few weeks, Ms Mangeshkar showed signs of improvement. However, on Saturday, hospital authorities said that Lata Mangeshkar had been put back on the ventilator after her health deteriorated, news agency ANI reported.
Members of the film fraternity paid tribute to the late singer on Twitter.
Akshay Kumar remembered the legend with her iconic song. He wrote: 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."
"Heartbroken, but blessed to have known and loved this incredible soul... Lataji holds a place in our hearts that will never be taken by anyone else. That's how profoundly she has impacted our lives with her music. May she rest in peace and light up the heavens with her brightness," tweeted Anil Kapoor.
Filmmaker Karan Johar shared an extensive eulogy for the legend. Ms Mangeshkar sang the title song in Karan Johar's film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. He wrote: "Today heaven truly gained the voice of an angel. I grew up listening to Lata ji's song and as I mourn her loss today - I know with absolute confidence that unki "awaaz hi pehchan" hai and she has left an indelible mark on our Indian culture for many generations to come."
Boney Kapoor posted a memory with the late singer Lata Mangeshkar and his late wife Sridevi and he wrote: "Deeply saddened by the news of Lata Mangeshkar Ji's passing away. She leaves behind a huge legacy of songs which will be treasured for generations to come. May her soul rest in peace. Condolences to the family."
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi wrote: "Lataji ...Our national treasure no more ..her voice lit up our lives , gave us solace when we were sad , gave strength when we were low... Thank you Lataji and RIP."
Bollywood veteran Dharmendra shared this throwback.
"Love, respect and prayers," tweeted music composer AR Rahman.
"You will be missed our nightingale. But your voice shall live with us forever. #RIPLataji," wrote Salman Khan, sharing a throwback with her.
"If we play her songs one by one, we could hear her for a month and never hear the same song again. Prolific and profound. I mourn with the rest of the country for our nightingale...My deepest condolences to the family," tweeted Kajol.
Taapsee Pannu tweeted, "Hope you keep mesmerising the heavens as well with your voice and presence."
Dia Mirza wrote: "Lata Mangeshkarji's voice will always be India's voice. Our glorious nightingale of India. Our Bharat Ratna. Om Shanti."
Anushka Sharma wrote: "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."
"An icon a legend .. words will always fall short. Thank you for your glorious voice Lata ji. It will resonate worldwide for generations to come. RIP," wrote Shahid Kapoor.
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Lata Mangeshkar began singing to support her family after the death of her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar 1942. He was a classical singer and theatre actor. In Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar got her first major break with the song Dil Mera Toda from the 1948 film Majboor. However, her song Aayega Aanewaala from the movie Mahal (1949) became her first major hit. Lata Mangeshkar sung in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and other regional languages. She was been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as several National and Filmfare Awards.