Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
Mangeshkar, who’s the ‘Nightingale of India’, tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and was admitted on January 8. Her condition had improved initially, and was taken off the ventilator, but her health worsened on Saturday.
For her contribution to Indian music, Mangeshkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna Award – the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Apart from Bharat Ratna, the iconic singer had also received Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.
As soon as the news of her sad demise spread across, cricket stars took to social media to mourn the loss.
Global superstar Virat Kohli expressed his sadness and paid condolences to Mangeshkar’s family and loved ones.
“Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. Her melodious songs touched millions of people around the world. Thank you for all the music and the memories. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones,” Kohli wrote on Twitter.
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Lata ji. Her melodious songs touched millions of people around the world. Thank you for all the music and the memories. My deepest condolences to the family & the loved ones. 🙏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 6, 2022
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar termed Mangeshkar ‘goddess’ while paying tribute to the legendary singer.
“The goddess is no more. Leaving behind her ‘genius’ for us to keep enriching our lives by. RIP Lata Mangeshkar,” Manjrekar tweeted.
The goddess is no more. Leaving behind her ‘genius’ for us to keep enriching our lives by. RIP Lata Mangeshkar 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 6, 2022
Former India batter Suresh Raina mentioned that Mangeshkar’s legacy would live on forever. He wrote: “Deeply saddened by the passing away of Bharat Ratna Lata Didi. Your legacy will live on forever in our lives and in our hearts. Rest in peace. Om Shanti.”
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Bharat Ratna Lata Didi. Your legacy will live on forever in our lives and in our hearts. Rest in peace. Om Shanti 🙏
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 6, 2022
Former India coach Anil Kumble took to Twitter and wrote: “Deepest condolences on the passing of #LataMangeshkar Her legendary voice will continue to inspire.”
Deepest condolences on the passing of #LataMangeshkar Her legendary voice will continue to inspire.🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 6, 2022
Former Pakistan cricketer and currently the head of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja also paid his condolences.
“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!” Ramiz wrote on the micro-blogging platform.
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!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) February 6, 2022
Former West Indies cricketer Daren Ganga wrote: “RIP Lata Mangeshkar, I grew up in the Caribbean listening to your timeless music…your music shall live on!!!”
RIP Lata Mangeshkar, I grew up in the Caribbean listening to your timeless music…your music shall live on!!!🙏🏼
— Daren Ganga (@DarenGanga) February 6, 2022
Here is how other cricketers reacted:
End of a golden era. Her magical voice and legacy will continue to live in the hearts of millions worldwide. An unparalleled icon!
RIP Smt. Lata Mangeshkar Ji. pic.twitter.com/sOmhJtPT1I
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) February 6, 2022
RIP Latha Mangeshkar a true icon of music not just in India but all over the world. Remember her great voice as a growing up which will be itched in my memory for ever. A sad day for all music lovers!
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) February 6, 2022
The Nightingale of India ,a voice which has resonated with, brought joy and happiness to millions around the world leaves. Heartfelt Condolences to her family and fans. Om Shanti 🙏#LataMangeshkar pic.twitter.com/O6gWb27x3s
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 6, 2022
End of an era. Thank you for the countless memories… R.I.P. #LataMangeshkar ji 🙏 pic.twitter.com/WnfeQyNhq5
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 6, 2022
We have lost the Nightingale of India.
Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of the legend Lata Mangeshkar ji. The melody of her voice shall echo through centuries!
Rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/mU1XCCpPzU
— DK (@DineshKarthik) February 6, 2022
Your music touched our soul and made us smile. Rest in Peace Lata Mangeshkar Ji. Your legacy will inspire generations to come. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Z5xOcHNmjo
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 6, 2022
लता जी के निधन के बारे मे सुनकर बहुत दुख हुआ। आपकी आवाज़ हमारे दिलो मे हमेशा ज़िंदा रहेंगी 🙏🙏🙏 कोटि कोटि प्रणाम #LataMangeshkar जी pic.twitter.com/tRGMQOGRgj
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 6, 2022
Her voice will remain with us forever. #RIPLataji
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) February 6, 2022
India lost her Nightingale today. Prayers are with Lata didi’s family as we mourn this difficult hour. Om Shanti 🙏
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) February 6, 2022
Pained to receive news of Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar didi’s demise. Her voice and melodies will remain immortal. Condolences to her family, friends and millions of fans all over the world.
ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/SwSkZmuwqO
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 6, 2022
There will never be another Lata Didi. End of an era as a Nightingale and jewel of India, Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar ji leaves her mortal body, but she will live on in the hearts of generations to come through her soul stirring music. May her soul attain Sadgati. Om Shanti 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/uEvoU14w9A
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) February 6, 2022
Rest in Peace Lata Mangeshkar ji. Thank you for all the music and the inspiration. pic.twitter.com/tHNW8zaWMo
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) February 6, 2022
नाम गुम जाएगा
चेहरा ये बदल जायेगा
मेरी आवाज़ ही पहचान है
गर याद रहे
We’ll forever remember your immortal voice Lata ji 🙏🏻 Deeply saddened by the news. Heartfelt condolences to her family and friends 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/KclnKofuS4
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 6, 2022
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