Sachin Tendulkar writes special note on Lata Mangeshkar’s death; Pakistani PM, cricketers from neighbouring country express condolences


Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has fondly recalled how Lata Mangeshkar always showered him with ‘love and blessings’ when she was alive. Also condoling the veteran singer’s death were Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and a host of cricketers from the neighbouring country.

Tendulkar took to Twitter to write, “I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of Lata Didi’s life. She always showered me with her love and blessings. With her passing away, a part of me feels lost too. She’ll always continue to live in our hearts through her music.”

Mangeshkar, whose singing career spanned over seven decades, was cremated in Mumbai with full state honours on Sunday evening. She had passed away at the age of 92 after being hospitalised for nearly one month. The veteran singer had to be hospitalised last month after she developed pneumonia and COVID symptoms.

Reacting to her death, Imran Khan wrote, “With the death of Lata Mangeshkar the subcontinent has lost one of the truly great singers the world has known. Listening to her songs has given so much pleasure to so many people all over the world.”

Pakistani cricket captain Babar Azam wrote, “End of a golden era. Her magical voice and legacy will continue to live in the hearts of millions worldwide. An unparalleled icon! RIP Smt. Lata Mangeshkar Ji.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flown to Mumbai to attend Mageshkar’s funeral.