'There will never be another Lata Mangeshkar': Mahira Khan, Babar Azam pay tribute to late singer

'There will never be another Lata Mangeshkar': Mahira Khan, Babar Azam pay tribute to late singer

Stars from both sides of the border are remembering the legendary singer and her musical legacy.
07 Feb, 2022

Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday, a month after being hospitalised for Covid-19. The singer had been admitted to a Mumbai hospital and had been in and out of the intensive care due to deteriorating health. The 92-year-old was reportedly suffering from pneumonia along with Covid.

Her death shook many music fans in both India, where she was from, and Pakistan, where she had a massive fan following. Among her many fans are Pakistan's celebrities.

Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter to mourn the loss and said with her death, "the subcontinent has lost one of the truly great singers the world has known".

Actor Mahira Khan posted a photo on Instagram of a young Mangeshkar and declared that there will never be another.

Bilal Maqsood shared his rendition of 'Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh' from the 1960s film Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai to pay tribute to the late singer.

"You were the voice to my every feeling in this world," wrote actor Samina Peerzada. "You will live in my memories and in my heart forever till eternity. Rest in power in the new realm."

Actors Osman Khalid Butt and Saba Qamar also tweeted about Mangeshkar, paying tribute to the legacy of music she leaves behind.

Actor Ushna Shah believes Mangeshkhar made the world a better place with her music.

Cricketer Babar Azam also tweeted about Mangeshkar and how her death is the "end of a golden era."

Indian music composer AR Rehman tweeted his "love, respect and prayers" for the singer.

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan wrote that the death of Mangeshkar has left him "heartbroken and speechless". "We are privileged to have lived in the times of the great Lata Mangeshkar," he said.

Actor and director Farhan Akhtar took to Instagram to share a photo of the singer with a note for her. "I guess this is what it feels like to lose a part of a nation's source of collective pride and joy. It hurts and leaves an indelible void. Sad, sad day," wrote the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara star.

Actors Kajol and Preity Zinta also shared pictures of Mangeshkar and some words about her.

Both actors have lip-synced to many Mangeshkar songs in their films, be it Kajol's 'Tujhe Dekha Toh' from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or Zinta's 'Do Pal' from Veer-Zara.

Mangeshkar was given a state funeral, which was attended by some of the biggest names in Bollywood, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Aamir Khan, Asha Bhosle and Shraddha Kapoor.

As tributes continue to pour in and people remember the late singer, there's one thing everyone agrees on — there will never be another Lata Mangeshkar.


maan Feb 07, 2022 01:28pm
Imagine you can do this in India for a Pakistani artist and still Indian (unfortunately under the BJP regime) call themselves a diversified nation. Unfortunately, BJP put India in the wrong direction by promoting hate.
Bob builder Feb 07, 2022 01:33pm
She did a lot like donating a solid gold brick for the Ram Mandir at his janam bhoomi in Ayodha, and all the concerts in Dubai she did to pay for its construction. She was truely a great human being and all those stars condolences are for her selflessness and singing.
Vikas Feb 07, 2022 01:36pm
Beautiful tributes to a beautiful soul.
El Cid Feb 07, 2022 01:40pm
Second only to Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan!
Rock Solid- 2.0 Feb 07, 2022 01:43pm
Thank you Pakistan for the respect and condolences!
Michael D'Souza Feb 07, 2022 02:00pm
80 Years, 4 generations. Simply GREAT !!!
KAMTA PRASAD GUPTA Feb 07, 2022 03:25pm
@maan we have not only done this rather given citizenship to Adnan Sam I.
Ashwin Feb 07, 2022 03:48pm
@maan first produce a great astist like Lataji then talk.
Michael D'Souza Feb 07, 2022 04:31pm
Mahira is beautiful,
Truth be told Feb 07, 2022 05:09pm
Samina Pirzada, what realm are you referring to? Kindly elaborate.
Muhammed_BSDK Feb 07, 2022 06:40pm
@maan To be honest there is no one of such stature, calibre and talent that respect from our side transcends the borders. When it was required, Indians showed their due sense of appreciation to legends like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Hameed Feb 07, 2022 06:45pm
Thank you, Lataji for providing solace thru your voice in my countless lonely nights! RIP.
USR Feb 07, 2022 07:28pm
She also sang for fund raising for Indian cricket before IPL. Loved cricket.
well-wisher Feb 07, 2022 07:59pm
Yes there will never be another Lata.
Jamil Soomro, New York City Feb 07, 2022 08:06pm
I wish she had not been cremated but buried. There would have been her grave with her name plate on it. And people would have paid their respects to her.
zook Feb 07, 2022 08:27pm
@maan Incorrect. So many tributes were poured in for Nusrat Fateh Ali khan sahab from Bollywood and India
SG Feb 07, 2022 08:30pm
@maan Ask Adnan Sami if he agrees with you.
gt Feb 07, 2022 09:34pm
That is true a person like her comes in after centuries
Varoon Feb 07, 2022 11:24pm
@maan How many Hindu celebrities do you have in Pakistan? Don't lecture us
Ali Feb 08, 2022 01:07am
Honestly, barely got over the losses of NoorJehan and Mehdi Hasan. This is such a great loss only true lovers of music can appreciate. People will make this about India and Pakistan. These artists were not limited to a country, faith or race. This is true to all the big artists. RIP
Rocket Feb 08, 2022 05:08am
@El Cid, No she is not behind anyone...Take nationalism out of art. Noor herself said "Lata is Lata, no one comes close". Noorjehan and Lata are great and distinct.....though Lata's body of work over 36 languages and genre spanning 70 years is way bigger than Noorjehan