“Part Of Me Feels Lost Too”: Tendulkar’s Tribute To Lata ‘Aaee’

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Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar considers himself “fortunate” to have been a part of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s life. fondly called Lata di by everyone, and ‘aaee’ (meaning mother in Marathi) by Tendulkar, she passed away on Sunday at 92.

“I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of Lata Didi’s life. She always showered me with her love and blessings. With her passing away, a part of me feels lost too. She’ll always continue to live in our hearts through her music,” Tendulkar tweeted.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Mumbai to pay his last respects to the singer and met the Mangeshkar family members and consoled them. He left the venue before the funeral.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, lyricist Javed Akhtar, Ranbir Kapoor, Shradha Kapoor, Vidya Balan among many other celebrities were also in attendance.

A day before her death, Asha Bhosle visited her sister on Saturday evening. News agency ANI quoted Asha Bhosle as saying, “The doctor has said that she is stable now.”

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After Lata Mangeshkar’s death, Anupam Kher visited Asha Bhosle and he shared a picture with her, writing, “It is often the biggest smile hiding the saddest heart!” I could feel Asha Ji’s sense of loss of her beloved sister through her sad smile! For me too it was therapeutic to talk to her about Lata Didi. We shared some smiles and some tears.”