IND vs WI: Hosts sport black armband in memory of Lata Mangeshkar
IND vs WI: The Rohit Sharma-led team is wearing black armbands in memory of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar in the ongoing first ODI against West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
“The Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands today to pay their respects to Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar Ji who left for her heavenly abode on Sunday morning. The queen of melody, Lata didi loved cricket, always supported the game, and backed Team India,” tweeted BCCI.
Earlier, BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla had confirmed that the Indian team would wear black armbands to condole the demise of Lata Mangeshkar.
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday at the age of 92. On January 8, the megastar was hospitalised to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia. Despite having recovered from COVID, the singer was placed on ventilator support on Saturday as her condition worsened.
In honour of Lata Mangeshkar, a two-day national mourning period will observed. As a symbol of respect, the national flag will flown at half-mast for two days, and she will given a State funeral.
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. That 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. Also she is only the second vocalist to get this honour, after MS Subbulakshmi.
She 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