India is extremely saddened by the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of Indian Cinema. She drew her last breath at the age of 92 due to multiple-organ failure.
The queen of melody enthralled music lovers in India and across the globe with her euphonious and sublime voice for many decades. Her voice was recognized by billions of people. She passed away due to multiple-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post coronavirus.
The Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai, her doctor Pratit Samdani told reporters today. For the unversed, Lata Mangeshkar was hospitalised on January 11 after experiencing mild symptoms and was tested positive for coronavirus pandemic.
She kick-started her career in 1942 when she was only 13 years. In a legendary career spanning over seven decades, she sang more than 30,000 songs in 36 languages. Her popularity extended even beyond India.
Notably, she was celebrated not only in nations likes Pakistan and Bangladesh but also in some Western countries. She was awarded the “Bharat Ratna”, which is India’s highest civilian honour in 2001.
Condolence messages poured in quickly after her demise. President Ram Nath Kovind said: “heartbreaking for me, as it is for millions the world over” “In her songs, generations found expression of their inner-most emotions,” Kovind added.
“I am anguished beyond words,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet. “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 mesmerize people.”
Divyanka Tripathi gives an epic reply to a troll on Twitter
Meanwhile, Indian TV actress Divyanka Tripathi took to Twitter and wrote, “You have left our nation in a void today Lata ji.? Art historians will study your work and your songs will live for centuries to come. You were an era of musical evolution India saw from before independence till date, that has come to an end today. RIP Sushri Lata Mangeshkar ji”
A Twitter user who came across this tweet tried to troll Divyanka. He also accused her of copying the lines. The user wrote, “From where u copied these lines.” The actress gave a befitting reply to the troll and wrote, “Thanks for ‘very indirectly’ indicating that I write well. Tumhare tiraskaar mein meri tareef hai!”
The same user who trolled her responded to the tweet and wrote, “Well Being as admirers of ur acting skill..I can’t think of insulting you in any way..nowadays almost all-celebrities takes their agency help for such tweets.it is really nice to know that you are down to earth.. keep rocking.. sorry if my word hearts you in anyway.”