India has lost its voice: VP Naidu

Lata Mangeshkar. (Photo/Twitter-@VPSecretariat)

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed his profound grief on the passing away of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Condoling the death of the ‘Nightingale of India Cinema’, VP Naidu said that “India has lost its voice in the death of Lata Ji”.

Following is the full text of the Vice President’s condolence message:

“I am extremely saddened by the demise of Lata Mangeshkar Ji, the Nightingale of Indian Cinema and legendary singer. India has lost its voice in the  death of Lata ji, who has enthralled music lovers in India and across the globe with her mellifluous and sublime voice for several decades.

She was truly a musical Ratna and had ruled the Hindi Cinema like a Queen for several decades. She has been the favourite and most sought after female playback singer of music composers.

Following her foray into playback singing way back in the 1940s, she achieved first major breakthrough in Mahal movie in 1949. Lata ji became an overnight singing sensation with the song Aayega Aanewala  and there was no looking back for  her after that.

Lata ji was honoured with Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, even as accolades and awards poured her way from India and abroad.

From bhajans to romantic numbers to patriotic songs, she has recorded thousands of songs in Hindi and other Indian  and foreign languages. (Press Release)

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