Lata Mangeshkar, a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, was an icon of Indian cinema, having sung playback for an extensive list of Hindi films; she also sang in several regional languages including Marathi and Bengali.
Lata Mangeshkar, who belonged to a prominent musical family, also composed music as well as produced a handful of films. She was popularly known as the ‘Nightingale of India.’
Today Sunday morning, India was shocked to learn about her demise of Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of India, at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, at the age of 92.
As per media reports, Lata Mangeshkar was taken to the ICU on January 8 after testing positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, her condition had deteriorated again and she had to be put on ventilator support. She was under medical observation. Lata Mangeshkar was being treated for both pneumonia and COVID-19. Her symptoms were mild but she was in ICU because of her age.
Over the next few weeks, Lata Mangeshkar showed signs of improvement. However, on Saturday, hospital authorities said that Lata Mangeshkar had been put back on the ventilator after her health condition deteriorated.
India paying tribute to the legendary singer with heavy hearts. From our childhood we knew Lataji and we and we grew up with her songs in Bengali and Hindi. She left for her heavenly abode creating a void which will never be filled.
OM Shanti, Rest in peace.