Amitabh Bachchan was missing from Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral. Here’s why

By | February 7, 2022

On Sunday, February 6, Amitabh Bachchan was seen reaching late Lata Mangeshkar’s residence, with daughter Shweta Nanda Bachchan, to pay his last respects. However, he was missing from Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

Amitabh Bachchan hastened to Lata Mangeshkar's residence to pay his last respects.  However, he was missing from the funeral at Shivaji Park.

Amitabh Bachchan hastened to Lata Mangeshkar’s residence to pay his last respects. However, he was missing from the funeral at Shivaji Park.

Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last on February 6 at the age of 92 in Mumbai. As news of Lata Mangeshkar’s demise broke, several celebrities were seen rushing to her residence to pay their last respects to the legend. Amitabh Bachchan was one of them, who was spotted arriving at Lata Mangeshkar’s Peddar Road house with his daughter Shweta Nanda Bachchan. However, Amitabh Bachchan was missing from Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral, which took place on Sunday evening at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai.

AMITABH BACHCHAN MISSING FROM LATA MANGESHKAR’S FUNERAL

Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral was held at Shivaji Park, Dadar on Sunday, February 6. Everyone from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray gathered to pay their last respects to the Nightingale of India. The funeral was also attended by several Bollywood personalities, like Shah Rukh Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, among others. However, Amitabh Bachchan was unable to make it to the funeral at Shivaji Park.

A source reveals why Big B was not at Shivaji Park. “Mr Bachchan paid his condolences, met Lata Mangeshkar’s family at their Peddar Road residence, spoke to Lata Didi’s family and later left the venue. He did not attend the funeral at Shivaji Park, keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocols and also to safeguard his own health. Since the funeral was happening in a public place and could have attracted large crowds, Mr Bachchan chose to instead offer his condolences to the family at the residence,” the source reveals.

Here’s a video of Amitabh Bachchan arriving at Lata Mangeshkar’s residence with daughter Shweta Bachchan.

THE VOICE OF A MILLION CENTURIES LEFT US, AMITABH BACHCHAN WROTE FOR LATA MANGESHKAR

Taking to his blog, Amitabh Bachchan mourned Lata Mangeshkar’s demise. “She has left us… The voice of a million centuries has left us .. her voice resounds now in the Heavens !” he wrote. “Prayers for calm and peace ..(sic),” the senior actor wrote.

Nearly a month after her hospitalisation, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on February 6, 2022. She was admitted to Breach Candy hospital on January 8 after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia. She breathed her last at the age of 92.

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