To Mourn Lata Mangeshkar, Holiday In Maharashtra Tomorrow

A two-day national mourning has been announced after the death of Lata Mangeshkar. (File)


To mourn the death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, the Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday on Monday.

“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,” tweeted the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Office on Sunday.

The Centre has already announced a two-day national mourning after the death of the music doyen. During this period, the tricolour will fly at half-mast as a mark of respect for the Bharat Ratna-awardee who has mesmerised Indian audience for decades with her soulful voice.

Called the Nightingale of India, the 92-year-old legendary singer died at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday morning. She was hospitalised last month after testing positive for COVID-19 and was also under treatment for pneumonia. Her funeral will be held this evening with full state honours.

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