“Nightingale of India” passes away, President pays tribute

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Legendary singer- Lata Mangeshkar, who was known as the ‘the Nightingale of India, the “Melody Queen”   and the “voice of Bollywood” passed away on Sunday in Mumbai, India at the age of 92.

Mangeshkar died of multiple organ failure at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai after she was admitted on 11 January with COVID-19, officials said.

Her death sent shockwaves across the world.

Taking to social media to pay tribute to her, in a Facebook post on Sunday, President Irfaan Ali said “The world has lost an amazing voice with the passing of Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of India. For decades, Lata Mangeshkar inspired many and brought tremendous happiness to her fans globally, including Guyanese when she toured this country in October 1980. Her humility, passion and motivation over all these years are admirable traits we can all learn from. Her voice will surely live on in her music. We express condolences to her family and the Government and people of India especially. May her soul find eternal peace.”

In her lifetime, Mangeshkar performed an estimated 15,000 songs in more than a dozen languages. She is widely considered to have been one of the greatest and most influential singers in India. The singer received a state funeral on Sunday.

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