Mumbai The Government of India has declared two days of national mourning on the demise of Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar. The Maharashtra government has declared a public holiday in the state today to pay tributes to him. The Chief Minister’s Secretariat informed on Sunday that all government offices would be closed on Monday. However, emergency services will continue. The BMC had also issued an order in this regard late in the evening. At the same time Dadar traders closed their shops from 5:30 pm on Sunday.

Lata Didi’s songs will be sung for 15 days in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that Lata Mangeshkar’s songs will be played on public places and traffic signals in the state for the next 15 days. The iconic singer’s favorite song is ‘A Mere Watan Ke Logo’ which is full of emotion and very popular.

OPD will continue in hospitals
OPD services will continue in government and BMC hospitals. The Dean of JJ Hospital, Dr. Ranjit Mankeshwar said the OPD service at the hospital would continue on Monday as well. However, the administrative department of the hospital will remain closed. Dr. Sangeeta Rawat, Dean, KEM Hospital also gave information about OPD starting from normal time.

The Bombay High Court has also declared leave

The Bombay High Court also declared the holiday on Monday. All judicial activities in the High Court will be closed on Monday. Apart from the High Court, secondary courts in Maharashtra, North and South Goa, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Diu, Daman and Silvassa will also remain closed. Government offices, schools, colleges will be closed in Maharashtra under state mourning.

People from Delhi, Pune will be present at the final darshan
After hearing the news of Lata Mangeshkar’s demise, her fans from Delhi, Pune, Rajasthan and Mumbai and surrounding suburbs came to bid her a last farewell. People outside the Shivaji Park grounds had to wait for hours to pay their last respects to Lataji. Meanwhile, fans were saying goodbye to Didi by remembering her songs. The queen came from Delhi with her husband and child for the last darshan. She became emotional remembering Lata Didi. She says her father was in the Army and Lata Didi came to an Army program when they were posted in Kolkata. After this program Lata Didi saw me and lifted me in her lap. Since then my family has been convinced of his endurance.

Leave a Reply