RIP Lata Mangeshkar: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn & others mourn demise of Nightingale of India

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Feb 06, 2022, 06:17 PM(IST)

File picture of Lata Mangeshkar. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Several B-town celebrities took to their social media handle to pay tribute to the 'Nightingale of India'. 

Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai on Sunday. She was 92. The legendary singer was admitted to the hospital in January with Covid-19 and pneumonia. 

She passed away at 8:12am (local time) due to a multi-organ failure, said Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating the iconic singer in Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital.

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Soon after the news broke out, several B-town celebrities including Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor and others took to their social media handle to pay tribute to the 'Nightingale of India'. 

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid homage to the singing legend,  "She has left us. The voice of a million centuries has left us. Her voice resounds now in the Heavens !" he wrote. "Prayers for calm and peace .." the 79-year-old actor added.


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Salman Khan took to his Instagram handle to share a throwback picture of him with the nightingale as he mourned the loss of the singer. ''U will be missed our nightingale. But ur voice shall live with us forever ... #RIPLataji.''

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also paid tribute on Twitter with a heartfelt post, "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"


 Anil Kapoor tweeted: ''Heartbroken, but blessed to have known & 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 & light up the heavens with her brightness.'' 


Sharing a throwback photo Boney Kapoor paid the tribute, ''Deeply saddened by the news of@mangeshkarlata  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. #NightingaleofIndia #LataMangeshkar,''


Ajay Devgn tweeted, '' 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'' 


AR Rehman shared his picture with Legenday singer and wrote, ''Love ,respect and prayers''.


Allu Arjun tweeted: "It's a sad day. End of an era as the Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar ji is no more. She will continue to live in the hearts of people through her songs forever. My deepest condolences to the near and dear. May her great soul rest in peace."


Superstar Mahesh Babu tweeted, "Deeply saddened by Lata Mangeshkar ji's demise. A voice that defined Indian music for generations... Her legacy is truly unparalleled. Heartfelt condolences to the family, loved ones and all her admirers. Rest in peace Lata ji. There will never be another."


Veteran actor Chiranjeevi tweeted, "Nightingale of India, one of the greatest legends Lata Didi is no more. The vacuum due to this colossal loss can never be filled. She lived an extraordinary life. Her music lives on and will continue to cast a spell until Music is there! Rest in Peace."


Mangeshkar was one of the best-known and most respected playback singers of India. She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six Indian languages and foreign languages, though primarily in Hindi and Marathi. 

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