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Politicians and musicians pay tribute to the legendary singer

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Tributes poured in from political leaders, musicians and film personalities for legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who died Sunday morning in Mumbai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter that he was “anguished beyond words” and that Mangeshkar’s death has left a void in the country that cannot be filled. “Generations to come will remember her as a pillar of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerize people,” he said.

“Lata Didi’s songs brought out a variety of emotions,” Modi noted. “She has witnessed the transitions of the Indian film world firsthand for decades. Beyond films, she has always been passionate about the growth of India. She has always wanted to see a strong and developed India.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Mangeshkar has remained India’s most beloved voice for many decades. “His golden voice is immortal and will continue to resonate in the hearts of his fans,” he said.

President Ram Nath Kovind said generations have found expression of their innermost emotions in Mangeshkar’s vast array of songs. “A born artist once in centuries, Lata-didi was an exceptional human being, full of warmth, as I found every time I met her,” he said. “The divine voice is silent forever but its melodies will remain immortal, resounding in eternity.”

Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said Mangeshkar has filled the lives of generations in India and around the world with the sweetness of Indian music. “It’s impossible to describe his contribution to the world of music in words,” Shah said.

“Saraswati is gone”

Several personalities from the world of music and cinema have also paid tribute to the singer.

Composer AR Rahman posted a photo of himself with the singing caption to pay tribute to him.

Composer Lalit Pandit told Times Now that an artist like Mangeshkar can never be seen again. “Yesterday we celebrated Saraswati pooja and today the Saraswati is gone,” he remarked.

Mangeshkar had recorded several songs composed by Rahman, Lalit Pandit and his brother Jatin Pandit in the 1990s and 2000s.

Composer Vishal Dadlani said “the source of our music, the very notes of the music itself fell silent” with the death of the legendary singer. “So grateful for all that Lata Mangeshkar ji has taught me and all musicians in India, and that I was able to thank her in person,” he said on Twitter.

Singer Palak Muchhal quoted lines from Mangeshkar’s 1966 song “Mera Saaya” to pay tribute to him.

Actor Akshay Kumar said he was deeply saddened to learn of Mangeshkar’s death and quoted lines from his song “Naam Gum Jaega”.

Director Boney Kapoor stated that Mangeshkar “leaves behind a huge legacy of songs that will be treasured for generations to come”.

Mangeshkar had been hospitalized on January 8 following a diagnosis of pneumonia and Covid-19. Although she recovered from both illnesses, she continued to be under observation at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.

Her health deteriorated Saturday evening and she died Sunday at 8:12 a.m.