Condoling the death of ShamshadBegum as an "irreparable loss" to the world of music, information and broadcasting minister ManishTewari said her singing style had set new benchmarks.
"The film industry has lost one of its most versatile singers. Shamshadji's style of singing set new benchmarks. Her melodious voice with powerful lyrics gave us songs that have remained popular even today," Tewari said in his message.
"Her death is an irreparable loss, a void which will be difficult to fill," he added.