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Govt announces two-day national mourning, state funeral for Lata Mangeshkar

National flag will fly at half-mast from 6 to 7 Feb throughout India and there will be no official entertainment during that period, stated a message sent by Union home ministry.

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New Delhi: A two-day “state mourning” will be observed on the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, official sources said on Sunday.

Citing a wireless message sent out to state chief secretaries by the Union Home Ministry, they said the national flag will fly at half-mast from February 6 to February 7 throughout India.

The central government has decided that as a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, two-day state mourning will be observed from February 6 to February 7 and there will be no official entertainment in this period, they said.

Mangeshkar will be cremated in Mumbai Sunday evening with full state honours, an official said.

Her body will be taken from Breach Candy Hospital to her Prabhu Kunj residence off Peddar Road in south Mumbai around 12.30 pm.

It will then be brought to Shivaji Park, where the last rites will be held with full state honours around 6.30 pm, the official said.

Mangeshkar (92) died at 8.12 am Sunday at the hospital due to multiple organ failure, her sister Usha Mangeshkar and doctors treating her said.

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.


Also read: ‘Meri awaaz hi pehchaan hai’ — Lata Mangeshkar, a voice that could move millions to tears


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