Lata Mangeshkar Passes Away: Public holiday declared on Monday in Maharashtra as a mark of respect
The entire nation is in mourning as the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away. She was 92 years old and breathed her last at 8:12 am today at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She was one the most celebrated singers of the country and an idol to the world. So as a mark of respect to the Nightingale of India, a public Holiday has been declared in Maharashtra by the government.
A statement from the chief minister’s office (CMO) informed, “The state government has declared a public holiday in the state on Monday, February 7, 2022, to mourn the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.”
The state government has declared a public holiday in the state on Monday, February 7, 2022, to mourn the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) February 6, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar will be given state honours as her last rites will be taking place at Shivaji Park. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to arrive at 5:45 pm for the funeral of the late singer.
Talking about the reason for her death, Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating the singer at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital said in a statement revealing the reason of her death, “It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of #LataMangeshkar at 8:12 am. She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post #COVID19: Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating her at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital”