The ruling party in Maharashtra has now suggested that a memorial be built in her name at Shivaji Park and her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar has shared his views on the same. According to a report in a news portal, Hridaynath has said that earlier, Aaditya Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray had come up with a proposal to Lata Mangeshkar for a musical institute on her name and she had given a nod to it. According to him, they want that legacy to continue and her musical skills to be kept alive. If they want to celebrate her legacy they will support the music institute and not the memorial.
The legendary singer was admitted to the hospital after being tested positive for the novel Coronavirus earlier in January. She was on the ventilator for weeks but then on January 28, she was taken off the ventilator as she showed signs of improvement. Unfortunately, again her health condition deteriorated, and she was put back on the ventilator under the close observation of the doctors.
In 2001, Mangeshkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. She received France’s Legion d’Honneur in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to Indian music and cinema. She is survived by four younger siblings- Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar.