'Public holiday on February 7 to mourn demise of Lata Mangeshkar,' declares Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray


Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last at the age of 92 at Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital this morning after suffering from multi-organ failure and chest congestion. She was in the hospital for almost a month post contracting COVID-19 and pneumonia. Government sources informed that there will be a two-day state mourning in memory of the legendary singer.

Now, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has declared a public holiday in the state on February 7 to mourn Lata Didi's demise. The CM tweeted, "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."


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending Lata Didi's funeral this evening at Shivaji Park.

(Source: Twitter)