For the next two days, no cultural activities will be held at the Indian Pavilion at the Dubai Expo, and the tricolour will be flown at half-mast in honour of Indian music legend Lata Mangeshkar, who died early on Sunday.
‘As a mark of respect for legendary singer #LataMangeshkar, all cultural activities at the Indian pavilion#Expo2020Dubai, for the next two days, have been cancelled,” said UAE official Hassan Sajwani.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan officially opened the week-long Kerala Week festival two days ago in the presence of UAE’s Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
The royal family, the Dubai administration, and many of her fans in the UAE have been shocked by the death of iconic Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar. Her family has received a condolence message from the UAE royal family. The Indian team members and visitors to the Indian Pavilion at the Dubai Expo observed a two-minute silence to pay tribute to her.
‘The flag flies half-mast at the #IndiaPavilion at @expo2020dubai as a mark of respect to Lata Mangeshkar ji. The India team and visitors observe a two-minute silence to pay homage to the legendary singer & the Nightingale of India on her demise.#IndiaPavilion deeply mourns the demise of Lata Mangeshkar ji. We join the nation in offering homage to India’s nightingale. Rest in peace,’ tweeted the Indian pavilion team.