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Lata Mangeshkar passes away; India mourns the loss of its nightingale

Lata Mangeshkar, one of India's greatest playback singers has passed at the age of 92 due to complications from Covid-19.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his final respects to Bharat Ratn Lata Mangeshkar at her State Funeral in Shivaji Park, Mumbai on 6.02.2022. Source: Twitter/@NarendraModi

Legendary Indian Singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away at a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday. Aged 92, she died of multi-organ failure due to complications from contracting COVID-19, after being hospitalized for nearly a month.

She was given State funeral during which a military vehicle carried her body wrapped in the Indian Tricolor down the roads of Mumbai. Thousands of grieving citizens including politicians and well-known movie stars thronged Shivaji Park for the singer’s funeral as she was cremated with due ceremony on Sunday.

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