Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar sent in a handwritten letter to Narendra Modi, ­apologising for not being able to make it to his oath-taking ceremony as India’s 15th prime minister on Monday. She wished him the best.
Thanking her, Modi took to Twitter to post a ­snapshot of the letter, and captioned it: “Thank you Lata Didi. As always, your ­greetings and best ­wishes inspire me ­deeply (sic).”
Lata, 84, said in her letter that even though she received Modi’s invitation to attend the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, her health did not permit her to travel. The letter is neatly penned in Devanagari script, and the singer has even ­mentioned that she has sent an idol of lord Ganesh as a gift for Modi.