‘Nightingale of India’ was on ventilator as her health deteriorated
NEW DELHI – Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar succumbed to post Covid complications at the age of 92 on Sunday.
Reports in Indian media said the ‘Nightingale of India’, died of multi-organ failure after more than month-long hospitalization.
The elderly singer was first admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in the first week of January. She was also diagnosed with pneumonia and remained critical during hospitalization. The Indian physician who has been taking care of Lata said the singer was put on a ventilator again after her health condition deteriorated.
The Indian government has declared two days of national mourning with a public broadcaster announcing that singing legend will be given a state funeral and that the country’s flag will fly at half-staff.
Mangeshkar's death has left the world mourning and celebrities, politicians and social activists have condoled her demise. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and others took to social media and shared tweets after Lata's death.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2022
Born in September 1929, Lata got music from her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, who was a Marathi musician. She worked with music greats from various generations as she delivered evergreen numbers that remain relevant to this day.
The ‘Queen of Melody’ recorded her first Hindi song Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De for the Marathi feature Gajaabhaau, in 1943. Later, she worked with top music maestros including Anil Biswas, Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad Ali, and SD Burman.
"Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jana Sanam," "Gori Hai Kalaiyan," "Lag Jaa Gale," "Sawan Ka Mahina," "Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya," "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon" are some of the most everlasting tracks of Lata Mangeshkar.
Despite remaining in public life for eight decades, she stayed unmarried all her life while there were rumours of alleged affairs.
The legendary singer was conferred India’s highest civilian honor. France also conferred on her its highest civilian award, the Officer of the Legion of Honour, in 2007.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
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|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|