We lost another gem in music industry. Lata Mangeshkar, one of India’s most renowned singers, who passed away today at the age of 92. During her lifetime, she sang over 30,000 songs.
On 8th January, she was treated at a Mumbai hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. Over the last few weeks, she has been receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Lata Mangeshkar had been showing glimpses of improvement for a few days, and her team had come forward to request everyone to pray for her.
Unfortunately, after weeks of fighting it out in the hospital, she passed away today, leaving the entire country in mourning.
Lata Mangeshkar had a remarkable career that spanned more than half a century and included the singing of over 30,000 songs in 36 languages.
In the world of playback singing, Lata Mangeshkar was a power to be reckoned with. She offered us musical masterpieces like Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo, Lag Jaa Gale, Yeh Kahan Aage Hain Hum, and Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya over her seven-decade career.
She received numerous honours for her outstanding talent, including the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Not only that, Lata Mangeshkar was declared the most recorded artist in history by The Guinness Book of Records in 1974, noting that between 1948 and 1974, she recorded “not less than 25,000 solo, duet, and chorus backed songs in 20 Indian languages.
Indian celebs have expressed their grief and sorrow over the singer’s untimely death through their twitter account;
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) February 6, 2022
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 6, 2022
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 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 6, 2022
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. 🙏🙏🙏
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 6, 2022
One of our all-time favourites of this nightingale would be the song “Valai Osai” which was sung with the late SPB sir under the composition of Ilaiyaraaja.
You may check the incredibly produced melodic song which was sang by both late S.P. Balasubrahmanyam sir and Lata Mangeshkar ma’am at Ilaiyaraaja Official page on youtube;
Your music and legacy will be live through centuries to come! May you rest in peace, Lata ma’am!