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Queen of melody Lata Mangeshkar dies At 92

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar has died this morning in Mumbai. She was 92. The legendary singer breathed her last at around 8:12 am in the ICU of the hospital where

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar has died this morning in Mumbai. She was 92.

The legendary singer breathed her last at around 8:12 am in the ICU of the hospital where she was undergoing treatment.

The singer was hospitalised at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai after she tested positive for Covid-19 in early January.

She was put on ventilator support a few weeks later, but her condition improved and she was gradually weaned off the ventilator support.

However, her condition worsened two days ago, and she has been put back on ventilator support again.

Besides the deadly virus, the veteran singer also battled pneumonia.

The demise of the legendary singer has left a huge void in the Indian music industry, as well as a shock and sadness across the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deepest condolences on the demise of the legendary singer and said he is anguished beyond words.

The Prime Minister took to Twitter and wrote, “The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people.”

Lata Mangeshkar dies At 92

As per reports, the singer’s family will allow friends and fans to pay their respects to her at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park.
Lata Mangeshkar, born in 1929 was a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.
She was an icon of Indian cinema, having sung playback for a long list of Hindi films, as well as in Marathi and Bengali.

Lata Mangeshkar composed music for a number of Marathi films, including Sadhi Manase, for which she received the Maharashtra State Government’s award for Best Music Director in 1965. She also produced a few films, including Lekin (1990).

First Published: 6th February, 2022 10:29 IST

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