Singer Lata Mangeshkar’s body on Sunday was cremated with full state honours. Her final rites took place at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

The playback singer died at a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday morning. She had been hospitalised on January 8 following a diagnosis of pneumonia and Covid-19. Although she recovered from both illnesses, she continued to be under observation at the hospital.

Maharashtra has announced a public holiday on Monday to mourn the singer’s death, according to the Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a final tribute to Mangeshkar.

Singer Asha Bhosle attended Mangeshkar's funeral. (Credit: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray attended the funeral along with wife Rashmi. (Credit: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo)
Mangeshkar's body was to Shivaji Park for her last rites on Sunday afternoon. (Credit: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo)

Before her body was taken to Shivaji Park, Army gave a ceremonial salute and a band played the national anthem near her residence, PTI reported.

Funeral procession of the late Lata Mangeshkar leaves from her residence, in Mumbai. (Credit: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo)

Earlier in the day, Mangeshkar’s body was moved from Mumbai city’s Breach Candy Hospital to her home amid tight security, PTI. Hundreds of fans and well-wishers gathered outside the medical facility to catch a final glimpse of the singer.

Members of the media gather outside Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital where Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar was admitted. (Credit: Sujit Jaiswal/AFP)

More that 50 police officers were stationed outside the hospital, PTI reported. Since the morning, Union minister Nitin Gadkari, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar have visited the hospital.

Police had cleared the road to Mangeshkar’s resident Prabhuhunj on Pedder Road, which is two minutes away from the hospital.

Police stand outside the residence of Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar in Mumbai. (Credit: Sujit Jaiswal/AFP)

The ambulance carrying Mangeshkar’s body was escorted by a convoy of more than 10 cars, including those of Tendulkar and Thackeray, according to PTI.

An ambulance carrying the body of Lata Mangeshkar arrives at her residence in Mumbai. (Credit: Shashank Parade/PTI Photo)

Celebrities like lyricist Javed Akhtar and actor Amitabh Bachchan arrived at Prabhukunj to pay tributes to Mangeshkar.

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