Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has expressed grief at the demise of ‘Gana Saraswati’ Lata Mangeshkar.
“Lata is an ever shining star on the Indian horizon of music. She has enriched the world of music beyond the limits of time. Her singing was not confined to cinema songs. She has mesmerised the music lovers through her bhajans, devotional songs and patriotic songs. Especially her rendition of ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’ is as immortal as the Himalayas. The song brings tears brimmed with patriotic fervor even today. Her voice is so sweet and inspiring,” Bommai said.
Lata will remain in our hearts as long as there is music and singing in this world. She will live on eternally, Bommai said as he turned emotional.
“Lata Mangeshkar has rendered Kannada songs too and she has a Kannada connect. Her songs are immensely popular. Her death has plunged us in sorrow. It is sad that the ‘Nightingale of India’ has stopped singing. Me and our generation grew up listening to her songs,” Bommai recalled.
“I pray to the almighty to bestow eternal peace for the departed soul and give strength to her innumerable fans to bear this grief. She will remain an eternally shining star in the world of music. Her songs are in the air every second in some or the other part of the country. Lata will remain in our hearts every moment,” Bommai said in his condolence message.