Actor turned Politician Urmila Matondkar reacted to Shah Rukh Khan 'spitting' remark through her social media. After numerous individuals, online accused actor Shah Rukh Khan of "spitting" at Lata Mangeshkar's cremation in Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Matondkar came out in support of the superstar. She said, “As a society, we have deteriorated so much that we think praying is spitting. You are talking about an actor who has represented the country on various international platforms. Politics has reached such low levels and it's really sad.”
Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar died of multiple organ failure on Sunday, at the age of 92. After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia, she was hospitalised at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on January 8.
On Sunday evening, Shah Rukh and his manager, Pooja Dadlani, paid their tribute to the late singer ahead of her last rites. Shah Rukh Khan was spotted at the funeral, folding his hands, elevating them in prayer, and then blowing air out of his mouth as he knelt over Lata Mangeshkar's mortal body. In Islam, blowing out air is a part of the prayer for the departed soul. Pooja, who was standing next to Shah Rukh, was seen praying with her hands folded as well.
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Urmila Matondkar also mourned Lata's loss and published a post on Twitter. She uploaded a video of Late Lata singing Allah Tero Naam with her followers.
Urmila had captioned her post, "Apart from being a #Legend an exemplary life of a #Daughter of #India who showed us what a daughter can achieve n stand tall for the entire #family #RIPLataMangeshkar. Sabko sanmati de bhagwan (God bless everyone)."
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The legend died of multiple organ failure on Sunday at the age of 92. On January 8, she was taken to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia. According to the centre, the national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India for two days of mourning.
Adinath Mangeshkar, late singer's nephew, retrieved her ashes from Shivaji Park on Monday, where the iconic singer was cremated with full state honours. Aditnath was spotted carrying a red handkerchief that contained her ashes. As per the Hindu rituals, the ashes of the deceased are collected in an earthen pot and immersed into the sacred river.
On February 6, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar passed away, causing nationwide grief. The veteran singer will be missed by millions and her songs will continue to live in our memories.