Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday at the age of 92. 

The singer was cremated with full state honours at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park this evening, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, among other political leaders. 

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Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Javed Akhtar, and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar were also present to pay their respects. 

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Regarded as one of Indian cinema’s greatest playback singers, Mangeshkar started her career at the age of 13 in 1942 and has sung over 25,000 songs in at least 36 languages. 

The ‘Nightingale of India’ has been awarded with the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, as well as the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. In addition to multiple Bollywood-related awards, Lata Mangeshkar also holds the Guinness Record of being the most recorded artist in the history of Indian music.

She was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on January 8 and was receiving treatment for COVID-19 and pneumonia.   

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to pay tribute to the singing legend.

“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,” PM Modi said in a tweet. 

A two-day national mourning has been declared following her death, with the national flag set to be hoisted at half-mast.