The doyen of playback singing Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 92.
She was brought to the hospital in early January this year, after she had tested positive for Covid-19, she was also diagnosed with pneumonia.
Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the ICU with mild symptoms and was recovering slowly.
Around January 28, the singer was taken off the ventilator, after she showed slight signs of improvement. However, on February 5, her condition deteriorated again and she was back on ventilator support.
Since her condition was critical, the veteran singer was put under aggressive therapy and was undergoing the procedures before her unfortunate demise.
Lata Mangeshkar is called the 'Nightingale of India'. She stepped into singing at the age of 13 and recorded her first song in 1942.
In her career spanning over seven decades, she has to her credit over 30,000 songs in different languages. Lata Mangeshkar has been the voice behind popular tracks like 'Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai', 'Raam Teri Ganga Maili', 'Ek Radha Ek Meera' and 'Didi Tera Devar Deewana', 'Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh'
Lata Mangeshkar was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian award in 1969, the Padma Vibhushan, second-highest civilian award in 1999 and the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna in 2001.
Her demise is condoled by many all over twitter.
एक सूर्य— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) February 6, 2022
एकच लता... pic.twitter.com/kRPOpeaZQP
I am extremely saddened by the demise of Lata Mangeshkar Ji, the Nightingale of Indian Cinema and legendary singer. India has lost its voice in the death of Lata ji, who has enthralled music lovers in India & across the globe with her mellifluous & sublime voice for many decades. pic.twitter.com/C9m3PfexyP— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) February 6, 2022
Lata Mangeshkar @mangeshkarlata is no more. Generations of Indians loved listening to her songs. They remain evergreen.— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) February 6, 2022
She led a life dedicated to music. Condolences to her family and all lovers of music. https://t.co/PQmzMSq7PS
She was also conferred with France’s highest civilian award, ‘Officier de la Legion d’Honneur’ (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2009. She was the oldest of the siblings, Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
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