New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the legendary Bengali singer Sandhya Mukherjee, saying, “Our cultural world is a lot poorer.”
Mukherjee passed away on Tuesday.
Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said, “The passing away of Gitashree Sandhya Mukhopadhyay Ji leaves us all extremely saddened. Our cultural world is a lot poorer. Her melodious renditions will continue to enthrall the coming generations. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this sad hour. Om Shanti.”
Mukherjee, 90, passed away in Kolkata after a brief illness following Covid-19. In her career spanning several decades, the singer had won several awards, including the National Film Award for the Best Female Playback Singer award.