Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s ashes immersed in Ganga by her family

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Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away in February. She was no ventilator support after she was tested positive for COVID-19 at the age of 92. However, due to the failure of multiple organs, Lata Ji breathed her last on February 6, leaving everyone in grief. Now, the latest reports suggest that Lata Mangeshkar’s ashes were immersed in the Ganga River at Varanasi. The rituals were done by her sister Usha Mangeshkar along with other family members. According to the reports, the family took a boat at Khidkiya Ghat from where they went to Ahilyabai Ghat.

Speaking about Lata Mangeshkar funeral rites, they were taken place at Shivaji Park with several politicians in attendance including the chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thakeray and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. She was also given state honour where the singer was draped in tricolour and her mortal remains were taken in a decorated truck. Even several Bollywood celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Shankar Mahadevan, Ashutosh Gowariker and more were seen during the funeral to pay their last respects.

The state government has also declared a public Holiday in the state on Monday, February 7, 2022, to mourn the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar. After her tragic demise, several Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shraddha Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali were seen outside her residence Prabhu Kunj.


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Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is known as the Nightingale of India. She is a holder of several awards and honours, including the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievements (1999), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989), Maharashtra Bhushan Award (1997), NTR National Award (1999), Bharat Ratna (2001) and many more.

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