Lata Mangeshkar funeral: PM Modi pays last respects to legendary singer at Shivaji Park in Mumbai
New Delhi, Feb 06: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid last respects to the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar whose funeral was held at Dadar's Shivaji Park this evening.
Mangeshkar's mortal remains were carried to her home Prabhu Kunj at 1:30 pm. Her mortal remains will be kept at her home till 3 pm for people to pay respect. At around 4 pm her mortal remains will be taken to Shivaji Park where her last rites will be performed later in the evening. She will be cremated at 6:30 pm in the evening.
A two-day state mourning will be observed on the demise of the legendary singer on February 6 and 7. The national flag will fly at half mast on Sunday and Monday throughout India and a state funeral will be accorded to her.
Modi had earlier expressed condolences over the demise of legendary singer and said that she leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled.
In a tweet, the prime minister said, "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."
Modi said her songs brought out a variety of emotions and she closely witnessed the transitions of the Indian film world for decades.
"Beyond films, she was always passionate about India's growth. She always wanted to see a strong and developed India," he said.
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday at the age of 92 years. The megastar had been admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital on January 8 after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia.