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MH govt announced a public holiday on Monday to mourn the demise of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar

To mourn the death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, the Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday on Monday.

“The state government has declared a public holiday in the state on Monday, February 7, 2022, to mourn the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar,” tweeted Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Office on Sunday.

Following the death of the music legend, the Centre has already declared a two-day national mourning period. During this time, the tricolour will be flown at half-mast as a gesture of respect for the Bharat Ratna awardee, whose lyrical voice has mesmerised Indian audiences for decades.

According to news agency PTI, the Karnataka government has also declared a two-day mourning period. There will be no official or public entertainment programme in the state during the nationwide mourning on February 6 and 7, according to a government order.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the nation in mourning Lata Mangeshkar’s death. He’s also said he’ll pay tribute to the iconic musician today in Mumbai.

“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 mesmerise people,” PM Modi tweeted.

Called the Nightingale of India, the 92-year-old legendary singer died at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday morning.

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