'Lata didi's voice was as pure as a bell that rings in a temple.'
She was immortal.
That is what everyone thought.
Lata Mangeshkar, everyone believed, would live on forever.
The magic of her voice will.
But the shock of her demise on February 6 has left the musical world reeling.
'Jaate jaate Lataji aashirwad de gayi'
'The world of music lost its mother'
'Lata didi's swar daan'
'Lata didi showed us how to sing perfectly'
'Lataji was God's blessing'
'I was blessed that Lata Mangeshkar sang for me'
'This void is going to remain forever'
A R Rahman
'Lataji was a true Bharat Ratna'
'Lata didi's voice was as pure as a bell that rings in a temple'
Pandit Sajan Mishra
Classical vocal exponent
Lataji's singing soothes our soul'
'Lata didi was Hindustan's pride'
Ustad Rashid Khan
'A personal loss'
'Film music can be divided into Before Lata and After Lata'
Voice artiste, Lata Mangeshkar biographer
'End of an era'
Pandit Somesh Mathur
Singer, composer, song writer