In a testament to the saying that music knows no boundaries, Cricketers from around the world were seen giving condolence messages for the demise of Lata Mangeshkar, including from across the border, after the legendary singer passed away aged 92 on Sunday, February 6.
Considered one of India’s biggest cultural legends, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar took her last breath after witnessing multiple organ failures at a Mumbai hospital on Sunday. She was admitted to the hospital in January and passed away 28 days after she first contracted Covid-19.
The Indian government announced 2 days of mourning for the legendary singer, whose fame had been witnessed by various generations. Lata Mangeshkar, who began singing as a teenager, has worked in more than 1000 films and sung close to 30,000 songs in numerous Indian and foreign languages.
It was no surprise that condolence message poured in from some of the Indian icons like. Apart from them, Pakistan captain Babar Azam took to social media to pay his tribute to the late singer, who touched the lives of millions across the globe.
In his tweet, 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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/sOmhJtPT1I
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) February 6, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar was the epitome of grace, humility and simplicity and therefore greatness.. a lesson for all. Kishore Kumar and now her death has left me music broken!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) February 6, 2022
— Dimuth Karunarathna (@IamDimuth) February 6, 2022
RIP Lata Mangeshkar, I grew up in the Caribbean listening to your timeless music…your music shall live on!!!🙏🏼
— Daren Ganga (@DarenGanga) February 6, 2022
Notably, members of India’s senior national men’s team were seen donning black arm bands when they stepped on the field at the Narendra Modi Stadium for the first of a 3-match ODI series against the West Indies on Sunday.
Lata Mangeshkar was an ardent cricket fan and she never missed an opportunity to watch cricket matches from the stadiums across the globe. The iconic singer had a cordial relationship with several Indian cricketers, including Sunil Gavaskar and Tendulkar.
In fact, Lata Mangeshkar did a concert to help raise funds for cash rewards for the victorious Indian cricket team that won the 1983 World Cup. Kapil’s Devils needed to be celebrated and Lata Mangeshkar to do a pro-bono concert in the national capital’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, as a result, the BCCI collected enough money and each of the 14 members got Rs 1 lakh each as cash award.