Lata Mangeshkar, India’s melody queen, dies at 92; two-day national mourning announced

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar died at the age of 92 in Mumbai on Sunday. Called Swar Kokila by her legion of fans, Mangeshkar’s death brings down the curtain on an era in the Indian film industry.

The legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has passed away at the age of 92 in Mumbai on Sunday, at her 92nd birthday. The multifaceted singer, who was christened by the Nightingale of India was a singer who contributed her voice to thousands of songs across 36 languages over a period which spanned more than eight decades.

Breach Candy Hospital medical director has said the medical director of the hospital said that Mangeshkar died on the morning of 8.12 am. “She was an Covid patient and her age was against her. We tried our best to save her legend. However, she suffered from issues,” he said. Mangeshkar was diagnosed with pneumonia and Covid-19.

Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar Died 2022
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Maharashtra Government Declares National Mourning For Two Days

The Maharashtra government declared that the artist will be given an official funeral. The hospital director informed Mangeshkar’s family is planning to transport her body to Prabhu Kunj where she lives in two-hour intervals. Her remains will be transported into Shivaji Park for public darshan prior to cremation. In a gesture of respect towards the Bharat Ratna winner, two days of national mourning has also been scheduled. It is expected that the National Flag will fly at half-mast for the duration of two days, and there is no entertainment in the official ceremony.

On Saturday the 17th of July, Dr Pratit Samdhani, a doctor at Breach Candy Hospital, whom she was treating, had carried out specific procedures and stated that she was able to tolerate the procedures well, however the condition of her patient deteriorated.

This past Saturday MNS president Raj Thackeray, NCP MP Supriya Sule and chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s wife Rashmi and Lata Mangeshkar’s sister Asha Bhosle and brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar visited the hospital to check on her health.

Admitted To Breach Candy Hospital

Her admission to Breach Candy hospital during the beginning of January following she contracted COVID. She had to be admitted at Breach Candy during the first week of January, after she was diagnosed with Covid along with pneumonia. Afterward, doctors announced that her health was better. In the last week she was removed from the hospital and removed from an ventilators that were invasive.

Mangeshkar suffered from lung problems two and two and a half years ago, she was diagnosed with the condition two and a half years ago. She was frequently on oxygen at home as well.

When Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar Born

Born on the 28th of September 1929 within Madhya Pradesh, Lata Mangeshkar was a musician as a part of her genetics. Her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar was a Marathi actor and musician. actor. Through her life, Mangeshkar worked with music legends from different generations while performing famous songs that are still relevant to today. Her versatility is well-known, Mangeshkar was also involved in other film-related industries too.

When Lata Mangeshkar relocated from Mumbai to Mumbai,she was guided by Master Vinayak, a filmmaker in the 1930s as well as Ghulam Haider. She also developed an intimate friendship with the composer Madan Mohan and with whom she sang many of her most famous songs. “I had a special connection with Madan Mohan. It was so much more than the common traits that a musician and a music composer have in common. It was the relationship of two sisters and a brother,” she said later in the evening, referring to “Woh Chup” rahe” by Jahan Ara as their favourite collaboration.

She shared a similar bond with Yash Chopra. Their collaboration resulted in hits such like Dhool Ka Phool, Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila and Dil Toh Pagal Hai. She also collaborated with Chopra’s son Aditya on Dilwale Dulhaniya The Jaayenge. It is possible that Dilip Kumar who she refers to as her elder brother, expressed that he liked it best when he stated, “None have been able to compete with Lata’s style and elegance. It’s extremely difficult to find anyone who can match her in the sense that she has put so much in each person who is a fan for music. There’s an abundance of Lata Mangeshkar within everyone.”

Nation Awards to Lata Mangeshkar

Mangeshkar received awarded on the three National Awards, and was also awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989. She was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001. received the Bharat Ratna for her contributions in the field of arts and culture, becoming the second singer to be awarded this award in addition to the late Carnatic music legend M S Subbulakshmi. She was also awarded her the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.

In addition to contributing her voice to numerous songs that are popular, Lata Mangeshkar has also been recognized as music director. She composed music for Mohityanchi Manjula (1963), Maratha Tituka Melvava (1964), Sadhi Manase (1965) and Tambadi Mati (1969).

Mangeshkar has also directed several films, including Vaadal, Jhaanjhar, Kanchan Ganga and Lekin.

Lata Mangeshkar’s Family

Lata Mangeshkar’s family includes four younger siblings – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Khadikar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

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