IND vs WI: Hosts observe minute of silence before start of play in memory of Lata Mangeshkar

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IND vs WI: Hosts observe minute of silence before start of play in memory of Lata Mangeshkar

IND vs WI: Team India observed a minute of silence before the start of the first ODI against the West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium to pay tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.

“#TeamIndia members observe a minute silence before start of play to pay their respects to Bharat Ratna Sushri Lata Mangeshkar ji,” tweeted Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Apart from observing silence, the Men in Blue also sported black armbands in memory of the legendary singer.

Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary singer, died on Sunday at the age of 92. On January 8, the megastar hospitalised to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia. Despite having recovered from COVID, the singer placed on ventilator support on Saturday as her condition deteriorated.

Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating Lata Mangeshkar at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, said today:

“It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar at 8:12 am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post-COVID-19.”

Mangeshkar was an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer. And renowned for her sweet voice, which earned her the nickname “Nightingale of India.”

She began her career at the age of 13 in 1942, when she was born on September 28, 1929. Over the course of her seven-decade career, the melody queen recorded over a thousand Hindi film songs. She had sang songs in around thirty-six Indian regional languages as well as other languages.

She awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 2001. In recognition of her achievements to the country. She is only the second vocalist to get this honour, after MS Subbulakshmi.

She’s also won three National Film Awards, among a slew of other accolades over the course of her career. Some of her most famous songs include ‘Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon,’ ‘Babul Pyare,’ and ‘Lag Ja Gale Se Phir,’ among others.

Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, and Meena Mangeshkar are Mangeshkar’s younger siblings.


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