Several members of India’s sports fraternity have paid tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died aged 92 on Sunday | Photo: IANS/AP/Twitter
- Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday aged 92
- Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag paid tribute to the legendary singer on social media
- Legendary singer Mangeshkar is survived by her four siblings
Considered one of the greatest playback singers in Indian cinema, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last on Sunday (6th February 2022). Singing legend Mangeshkar has died aged 92. After testing positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms, Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Breach Candy Hospital on January 8. Expressing their grief and grief over Mangeshkar’s death, several members of the sports fraternity shared touching tributes on social media.
On Sunday, on Twitter, cricketing icons Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag paid tribute to the legendary singer. “Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Lata ji. His melodious songs have touched millions around the world. Thank you for all the music and memories. My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones,” wrote the former Indian skipper Kohli. .
“The Nightingale of India, a resounding voice, brought joy and happiness to millions around the world. Sincere condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti #LataMangeshkar,” legendary opener Sehwag said in a tweet. India fly-half Shikhar Dhawan and table tennis star Manika Batra have also expressed their condolences over the passing of the famous playback singer.
Mangeshkar remained in intensive care for more than two weeks amid these testing periods. The singing legend died on Sunday due to multiple organ failure. Known as the Melody Queen of India, Mangeshkar has sung over 30,000 songs during her iconic musical career. Mangeshkar started his career in 1942 at the age of 13.
The Nightingale of India has delivered a host of memorable tunes in her over a career spanning seven decades. The famous singer is a recipient of Bharat Ratna – India’s highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke award. Mangeshkar is survived by his four siblings Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Khadikar and Asha Bhosle.