The disappearance of Lata Mangeshkar on Sunday morning plunged the whole nation into a state of mourning. The funeral of the 92-year-old singer was celebrated with full state honors at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai. Many celebrities and political figures bid farewell to Mangeshkar as a sea of sadness engulfed the country. Among those paying respects at Mangeshkar’s funeral was Shah Rukh Khan. The Bollywood superstar has not been active on social media after his son Aryan was arrested in an alleged drug case on a cruise ship in October last year. However, her attendance at Mangeshkar’s funeral drew attention on social media.
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During the funeral ceremony, SRK wore a white long-sleeved T-shirt and cargo pants. He recited ‘dua’ for Mangeshkar, offered flowers and walked around his mortal remains with folded hands in prayer. However, the actor’s gesture of what some netizens described as “spitting” or “blowing” near Mangeshkar’s mortal remains caught everyone’s attention. Some on social media wondered what SRK was doing while some criticized him and saw it as a form of disrespect.
For those trying to contemplate SRK’s gesture at Mangeshkar’s funeral, it looked like the actor was trying to “blow dua” as it is a way of praying in Islam. He also performed a dua or a prayer for the deceased. In Islamic terminology, dua is the act of supplication, which means calling on God or communicating with the deity. According to the Islamic religion, dua is essentially submission to God and a manifestation of a person’s need for God.
Here are some glimpses of Shah Rukh Khan at Lata Mangeshkar’s funeral on Sunday in Mumbai.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, famous actor Anupam Kher, lyricist Javed Akhtar and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali were among those who paid their respects to Mangeshkar at his residence in Pedder Road, South Mumbai, located about 8 km from the Shivaji Park, before his mortal remains were taken away. for the last rites. Large numbers of people also lined the roads from which the motorcade passed as the 92-year-old Queen of Melody embarked on her final journey.
Mangeshkar died Sunday morning in a Mumbai hospital from multiple organ failure.