The Royal Albert Hall in London hosted the 2022 British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, March 13. Rebel Wilson hosted the 75th Annual BAFTA Awards. BAFTA initiated a unique category named In Memory Of in 2006 to honor those who have passed away while working in the cinema, gaming, and television sectors.
Lata Mangeshkar was included on the list this year as well. On February 6th, the iconic vocalist passed away.
The British Academy paid respect to the music legend by describing him as "an Indian playback singer who recorded an estimated 25,000 songs for more than 1,000 Hindi films over a 70-year career." She was claimed to be the first Indian performer to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in 1974.
"Her film credits list is vast, but notable songs featured in Anamika (1973), Aasha (1980), Dil Se.. (1998), and Rang De Basanti (2006). In 2001, she was awarded India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna," the tribute concluded.
Fans were brought to tears when they saw BAFTA's special tribute to Lata Mangeshkar. "Thank you @BAFTA for honoring #Latamangeshkar in your In Memoriam segment," one admirer expressed gratitude. Another fan, wrote, Proud moment for Indian Film and Music Fraternity.
Sidney Poitier, director Ivan Reitman, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and actors Monica Vitti and Sally Kellerman are among celebrities commemorated at the BAFTAs during the 'In Memoriam' segment.
— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) March 13, 2022
On January 8, Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. Her health deteriorated, and she was put on a ventilator. Her condition deteriorated once again on February 5, despite showing signs of improvement she took her last breathe on February 6th.