Public Holiday announced in Maharashtra to Mourn the death of Lata Mangeshkar
To mourn the death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, the Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday on Monday. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Office tweeted on Sunday. The state government has declared a public holiday in the state on Monday, February 7, 2022, to mourn the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.
The Centre has already announced a two-day national mourning after the death of the legendary singer. During this period, the tricolour will fly at half-mast as a mark of respect for the Bharat Ratna-awardee who has mesmerised Indian audience for decades with her soulful voice. Besides, the Karnataka government has also announced a two-day mourning.
The Nightingale of India, the 92-year-old legendary singer died at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday morning. She was hospitalised last month after testing positive for COVID-19 and was also under treatment for pneumonia. Her funeral will be held this evening with full state honours.