“Wherever Urdu is spoken and understood, there are crowds of people saying goodbye to Lata Mangeshkar,” he said.
He also tweeted separately in English, saying, “a legend is no more. Lata Mageshkar was a melodious queen who ruled the world of music for decades. She was the uncrowned queen of music. Her voice shall keep ruling the hearts of people for all times to come.”
Her death was trending on Twitter and almost all TV channels were running the news of her death along with a potpourri of all-time hit songs.
Pakistan Television also ran the story of her death, reflecting the singer’s fan following and popularity across the borders.
Meanwhile, Lata Mangeshkar’s demise has created a “great void in the subcontinent’s musical arena”, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday as she condoled the death of the “empress of music”.
In a message of condolence, Hasina said Mangeshkar will remain alive forever in the hearts of the people in the region through her work.
“A great void has been created in the subcontinent’s musical arena with the demise of the ‘Sur Samraggi (empress of music)’,” the prime minister said, praying for the salvation of the departed soul and conveying her deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Mangeshkar, 92, died at 8.12 am on Sunday in Mumbai due to multi organ failure after over 28 days of COVID-19 diagnosis, her sister Usha Mangeshkar and doctors treating her said.
– PTI, INDIA TODAY