PCB chief Ramiz Raja condoled the demise of singer Lata Mangeshkar
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja expressed his condolences on the death of singer Lata Mangeshkar, calling her the “epitome of grace.”
“Lata Mangeshkar was the epitome of grace, humility, and simplicity, and therefore greatness.. a lesson for all. Kishore Kumar and now her death has left me music broken,” tweeted Raja.
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.