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Pakistani politicians, celebrities mourn demise of India's iconic nightingale


Imran Khan, Babar Azam, Mahira Khan, Saba Qamar and Ushna Shah remember the legendary singer and her musical legacy.

Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar's demise has left her fans across the world saddened and heartbroken.

As soon as the news of her sad demise was announced, people from all walks of life, including Pakistani leaders and celebrities turned to social media to pay tribute to the veteran singer, Geo News reported.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz joined others to pay tribute to India's melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away at the age of 92, in heartfelt tweets, The Express Tribune reported.

"With the death of Lata Mangeshkar, the subcontinent has lost one of the truly great singers the world has known. Listening to her songs has given so much pleasure to so many people all over the world," Khan said in a tweet.

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Maryam Nawaz expressed sorrow over the demise of the 'Nighingale of India', saying how there "won't be another Lata".

"Rest in peace, Melody Queen, Lata Mangeshkar... Your voice, songs and the emotions they evoked will never die. There never will be another Lata. Condolences to the family."

Expressing his grief and sorrow over the demise of Lata Mangeshkar, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that her death is an end of the music era.

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Taking to Twitter, Fawad said that Lata ruled the world of music for decades and the magic of her voice will live on forever. He said wherever Urdu is spoken and understood, there were admirers of Lata Mangeshkar.

"A legend is no more, #LataMangeshkar was a melodious queen who ruled the world of music for decades," he wrote. He said that her voice will keep ruling the hearts of people for all times to come.

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

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Actor Saba Qamar also tweeted about Mangeshkar, paying tribute to the legacy of music she leaves behind.

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Actor Ushna Shah believes Mangeshkhar made the world a better place with her music. "Anyone else humming Lata Jee songs today? She made the world a better place and we will enjoy her music for years. Thank you, Ma'am. Rest Well," shared Ushna Shah, Express Tribune reported.

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"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."

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Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja also expressed his grief over her death. Paying tribute to Lata, Ramiz Raja said, "Lata Mangeshkar was the epitome of grace, humility and simplicity and therefore greatness.. a lesson for all." He maintained, "Kishore Kumar and now her death has left me music broken!"

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Pakistan cricket skipper Babar Azam, while heaping praises for the singer's melodious voice, wrote, "Her magical voice and legacy will continue to live in the hearts of millions worldwide. An unparalleled icon!"

Pakistan actor Adnan Siddiqui, too, expressed sorrow over Mangeshkar's passing away. "Irreparable loss to the music world. Grew up on her unforgettable melodies. Nightingale of India, the void you have left can never be filled," the actor shared, Express Tribune reported.

Meesha Shafi wrote, "Supreme reigning voice of a century. RIP, Lata Mangeshkar."

Veteran actor Bushra Ansari shared the regret of not meeting the late star. "I couldn't meet you," she penned.

Saheefa Jabbar Khattak shared, "Heartbroken to hear about our collective loss this morning, of losing the voice of our generations past - may the spirits carry you home, Lata Jee!"

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Renowned Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir said, "Lata Mangeshkar will live forever through her songs."

On Sunday night, Lata 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.

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