Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday conveyed her profound condolences to the government and the people of India over the sad passing away of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar.
In a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she mentioned that the people of Bangladesh mourn in solidarity with the people of India in this hour of grief.
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Lata Mangeshkar, a cultural icon and a legend, was one of the most accomplished artists of all time, Hasina said, adding, “With her most extraordinary melodious voice, she sang innumerous songs in different languages, including Bangla, and touched the hearts of millions in our region and beyond. Her Bangla songs are now an integral part of the treasure trove of Bangla culture.”
She recalled Lata Mangeshkar with deep respect and gratitude for her role in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. “Along with her fellow Indian artistes, contributed immensely towards promoting the cause of Bangladesh among the people of India.”
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Hasina offered her prayers for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar and expressed deep sympathy for the bereaved family members and millions of her fans across the world so that they have the fortitude to bear with such an irreparable loss.