Two-day national mourning in memory of Lata Mangeshkar, flag to fly at half-mast

Mumbai:Two-day national mourning will be observed in memory of Lata Mangeshkar who died today in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.

The national flag will fly at half-mast for two days, as a mark of respect for the legendary singer.

The Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the hospital in January with Covid-19 and pneumonia. On January 8, she was taken to intensive care unit. Even after recovering from Covid, the singer was put on ventilator support after her condition worsened on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over her death, saying the legendary singer has left “a void in our nation that cannot be filled”.

“I consider it my honour that I have always received immense affection from Lata Didi. My interactions with her will remain unforgettable. I grieve with my fellow Indians on the passing away of Lata Didi. Spoke to her family and expressed condolences. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.

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