Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passes away at 92

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Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last. She was 92. The veteran singer was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital nearly a month back after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia. She was in ICU and was treated under able doctors. Her health deteriorated and she was on ventilator support. It is said that she breathed her last at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital at 8:12 am today. From celebs, fans to dignitaries, the entire nation is in mourning the demise of the Bharat Ratna awardee.

A few days back, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope shared the singer’s health update. He said, “I spoke with Dr Pratit Samdani who is treating singer Lata Mangeshkar. She’s recovering, was on a ventilator for some days, but is better now. She is no more on ventilator. Only oxygen is being given to her. She is responding to the treatment.”

Earlier, after she was hospitalized there were reports of her death. But, the singer’s team was regularly sharing her health updates in order to dismiss any rumours.

Today, India has lost a gem whose contribution to the Indian music industry has been immense. Lata ji was fondly called ‘Nightingale of India’. She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and also lent her melodious voice in several Indian languages and foreign languages. Lata Mangeshkar was awarded with many awards. She received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in the year 2001. Lata Mangeshkar was the oldest of the siblings Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

May her soul rest in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

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