On 6th February 2022, India’s iconic playback singer Lata Mangeshkar took her last breath in Mumbai. After her death, the ashes were immersed in Ganga, Varanasi by her family members. Lata didi’s sister Usha Mangeshkar and her other family members had held a pooja in Varanasi.
According to reports, Lata Ji’s family had kept her ashes in three separate pots as per the traditions. Last month, the ashes were immersed in Ramkund on the bank of Godavari River in Nashik. The second pot was immersed recently at Ganga and the last one will be taken to Haridwar for immersion.
To the unversed, Lata Mangeshkar died on 6th February at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, where she had been admitted for the previous 28 days. Dr. Pratit Samdani, the veteran singer’s doctor, released a statement revealing that Lata didi died of multiple organ failure. The statement read, “It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of #LataMangeshkar at 8:12 am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalization post COVID19.”
Following the death of the music legend, the Centre had declared a two-day national mourning period. During this time, the tricolor was also flown at half-mast as a gesture of respect for the Bharat Ratna awardee, whose lyrical voice has mesmerized Indian audiences for decades.
According to news agency PTI, the Karnataka government had also declared a two-day mourning period. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi had also joined the celebs and family members paying final tribute to Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal. “I am anguished beyond words. The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerize people,” PM Modi tweeted.