Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Mumbai to attend legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar‘s state funeral on Sunday. 

In a tweet the Prime Minister said, “Will be in Mumbai in some time to pay my last respects to Lata Didi.”

The Prime Minister was among the first to pay tributes after news of Lata Mangeshkar’s death was confirmed. 

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“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,” PM Modi tweeted earlier today. 

“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.”

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Earlier, the central government a two-day national mourning period in her memory. The national flag will fly at half-mast. The last rites are set to be conducted at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park at 6:15 PM. 

There might be security issues for the PM’s visit to Mumbai and the arrangements are yet to be worked out, according to an HT report. PM Modi is likely to head to Mangeshkar’s home and meet her family members. 

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Mangeshkar, 92, died at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital due to multiple organ failure. She was admitted at the hospital on January 8 after testing for COVID-19 with mild symptoms as well as being diagnosed with pneumonia. 

Known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, Mangeshkar started training in singing at the age of five. She began her career as a singer in 1942 and has been credited to have sung 25,000 songs in as many as 36 Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and others over a period of seven decades.

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Some of Mangeshkar’s unforgettable songs include ‘Lag Jaa Gale’, ‘Mohe Panghat Pe’, ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ , ‘Ajeeb Daastaan Hai’, ‘Hothon mein aisi baat’, ‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’, ‘Neela aasman so gaya’, ‘Pani Pani Re’, among countless others.