Asha Bhosle breaks down as she remembers Lata Mangeshkar at event E! News UK
Asha Bhosle became emotional after remembering her late sister during the Indian nightingale Lata Mangeshkar photo installation ceremony at Deenanath Mangeshkar Natyamandir Hall in Mumbai.
As she spoke to the media, Asha with tears in her eyes recalled, “’My blessings are always with you, whether you come here or not. Mai, Baba and I are always here for you.’ Now, after her, who should I ask for blessings? Who should I tell my troubles to? When we were very young, then Baba left, and after May Lata Didi took care of all of us as a father, and today after her. We have all become orphans. I never thought this would all happen so soon. She should have been with us to guide us for at least a few more years.
Lata Mangeshkar’s other siblings, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Usha Mangeshkar, were also present at the occasion, which took place on Monday. His photograph was unveiled by veteran star Vikram Gokhale. Also Read: ‘The Kashmir Files’: Lata Mangeshkar Planned to Sing for Vivek Agnihotri Film, Director Reveals
For the uninitiated, Lata Mangeshkar, who was 92 at the time of her death, died of multiple organ failure. After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia, the famous singer was hospitalized at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on January 8. Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, singer Anuradha Podwal, musician Shankar Mahadevan, actor Vidya Balan and her husband and director Siddharth Roy Kapur were among those who witnessed his last rites in Shivaji Park on Sunday.
In a public funeral with full state honors, Lata Mangeshkar’s mortal remains were set on fire amid the chanting of Vedic hymns and elaborate ceremonies performed by Hindu priests. The national flag was carefully removed from Lata’s body, ceremonially folded and respectfully handed over to Adinath Mangeshkar, Lata’s nephew, who then passed it to other grieving family members. (With ANI entries)