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Singer Lata Mangeshkar – the ‘Nightingale of India’ – dies

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Singer Lata Mangeshkar, one of India’s biggest cultural icons, has died aged 92.

The star died of multiple organ failure at a hospital in Mumbai after she was admitted on 11 January with COVID-19, hospital officials said.

Born in 1929 in pre-independence India, Mangeshkar began singing in her teens, and in a career spanning 73 years sang more than an estimated 15,000 songs in 36 languages.

Fondly revered as the “Melody Queen” and “Nightingale of India”, she enthralled listeners with her lilting voice and range, singing everything from patriotic songs to romantic numbers, both in films and albums.

Her career-defining moment came in the epic historical “Mughal-e-Azam,” a romantic tragedy that was released in 1960.

The film’s iconic song “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya?” (Why fear if you are in love?) is considered one of the defining songs in Bollywood films,

Mangeshkar’s popularity extended far beyond India.

She was celebrated not only in neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh but also in western countries, Africa and the Middle East.

The government of France conferred on her its highest civilian award, “Officier de la Legion d’Honneur,” in 2007.

Fondly revered as the “Melody Queen” and “Nightingale of India”, she enthralled listeners with her lilting voice and range, singing everything from patriotic songs to romantic numbers, both in films and albums.

“I am anguished beyond words,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted as he reacted to the news.

“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.”

Two days of national mourning will be observed with the national flag will flying at half mast, according to government sources.

Mangeshkar never married.

She is survived by her four siblings, all accomplished singers and musicians.

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