Pakistan captain Babar Azam, on Sunday, February 26, paid tribute to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away yesterday at the age of 92. The enigmatic figure of the Indian music industry breathed her last at 8:12 am after suffering a multiple-organ failure on Saturday, February 5 at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
Earlier this year in January, Mangeshkar was admitted to the hospital after she tested positive for COVID-19. She was also diagnosed with pneumonia. Dr. N. Santhanam, the chief executive officer of the hospital, said that post- Covid complications led to her demise.
Previously, the late singer showed signs of improvement and on January 28, he was taken off the ventilator. But she was again put on a ventilator after her condition deteriorated and on Sunday, she embraced the heavens.
Babar Azam lauds Lata Mangeshkar
Babar, who’s currently playing for the Karachi Kings in the 2022 Pakistan Super League (PSL), dropped a heartfelt tweet for Mangeshkar. Calling her an ‘unparalleled icon’ he said that the singer has left a legacy for the upcoming generations to follow.
Babar took to Twitter and wrote, “End of a golden era. Her magical voice and legacy will continue to live in the hearts of millions worldwide. An unparalleled icon! RIP Smt. Lata Mangeshkar Ji.”
Mangeshkar’s career in the music industry started when she was 13 years old and she plied her trade for 73 years. Known as the ‘Queen of Melody’ she sang a number of songs in various languages in her illustrious career
Here’s the tweet
End of a golden era. Her magical voice and legacy will continue to live in the hearts of millions worldwide. An unparalleled icon!
RIP Smt. Lata Mangeshkar Ji. pic.twitter.com/sOmhJtPT1IAdvertisement
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) February 6, 2022
As far as Babar is concerned, he hasn’t had the best of times of late in the PSL. Under his captaincy, the Kings have lost all five of their matches and are languishing at the bottom of the points table with a net run rate of 1.111. On Sunday, Islamabad United beat them by 42 runs.
Babar, however, has done well with the bat in hand. The Lahore-born batter has notched 194 runs from five matches at an average of 48.50 and a strike rate of 118.29.
He scored in the 90s against the Peshawar Zalmi, but the Kings lost the match by nine runs. The Kings will next face the Zalmi on February 13 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.