“She called me during the last Indian Idol season”: Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar, AR Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal pay tribute to Lata Mangeshkar


Prominent names in India’s music industry including AR Rahman, former Indian Idol judge Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar and Shreya Ghoshal have paid rich tributes to Lata Mangeshkar on her death.

Recalling how Mangeshkar had called him during the last edition of the Indian Idol, Dadlani wrote, “She called me during the last Indian Idol season. She was full of laughter & joy when talking about music. I’m broken at the thought of thst chat with her. So grateful for all that #LataMangeshkar ji taught me and every musician in India, and that I got to thank her in person.”

Mangeshkar died at the age of 92 at a Mumbai hospital where she had to be admitted last month after developing pneumonia and COVID symptoms.

Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman shared a photo of himself with Mangeshkar as he wrote, “Love, respect and prayers @mangeshkarlata.” Rahman also used a red rose emoji in his social media post.

Ghoshal said that the news of Mangeshkar’s death had left her numb. “Feeling numb. Devastated. Yesterday was Saraswati Puja & today Ma took her blessed one with her. Somehow it feels that even the birds, trees & wind are silent today. Swar Kokila Bharat Ratna #LataMangeshkar ji your divine voice will echo till eternity. Rest in peace. Om Shanti.”


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Indiann Idol judge Neha Kakkar wrote, “Meri Awaz Hi Pehchaan Hai…..Lata Mangeshkar Ji jaisa Koi Nahin hoga kabhi…. ????”

The Indian government has announced two days of national mourning to honour the death of Mangeshkar. The veteran singer was cremated in Mumbai with full state honours. Among those present was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.