'Her voice will always stay with us': PM Modi to reach Mumbai to pay last respect to Lata Mangeshkar

Published on Feb 06, 2022 02:19 PM IST

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said PM Modi will reach the funeral ground before the funeral, at around 5.45-6pm, after which Lata Mangeshkar's last rites will be conducted at around 6.15pm-6.30pm.

PM Modi remembers Lata Mangeshkar at Jan Chaupal with the people of Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi remembers Lata Mangeshkar at Jan Chaupal with the people of Uttar Pradesh.
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar as he was addressing a virtual rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura, Agra and Bulandshahr. He said though the legendary singer has left for the heavenly abode, her melodious voice will always stay behind.  Soon after the address, PM Modi confirmed he will be flying to Mumbai to pay his last respects to the nightingale of India.

"Lata Didi has gone to the heavenly abode. Many people, like me, will proudly say that they had a close connection with her. Wherever you go, you can always find her loved ones. Her melodious voice will always stay with us, I pay tributes to her with a heavy heart," the Prime Minister said, beginning his election speech.

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The last rites of Lata Mangeshkar will be performed at 6.30pm at Shivaji Park in Mumbai with full state honours. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said PM Modi will reach the funeral ground before the funeral, at around 5.45-6pm, after which Lata Mangeshkar's last rites will be conducted at around 6.15-6.30pm.

 

"I am anguished beyond words. The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people. Lata Didi’s songs brought out a variety of emotions. 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. 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," PM Modi posted early in the day.

The BJP deferred manifesto declaration for UP election as a mark of respect for Lata Mangeshkar. UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh said the next day of manifesto declaration will be announced soon. “Lata Mangeshkar is no more. Soul like her takes birth once in centuries. The release of the BJP manifesto scheduled for Sunday for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022 has been postponed. The next date will be announced soon," he said.

 

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