Lata Mangeshkar, the Nightingale of India, dies at 92

SGT Times Reporter

Mumbai, February 6

India’s legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away at the age of 92 in Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai on Sunday.

Christened as the Nightingale of India, the versatile singer was credited with lending her voice to thousands of songs in 36 languages in her career spanning nearly 80 years.

Breach Candy hospital medical director said that Mangeshkar passed away at 8.12 am. “She came here as a Covid patient and age was against her. We tried our level best to save the legend. But she had complications,” he said. Mangeshkar had been diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia earlier.

According to reports, Lata Mangeshkar will be given a state funeral. The public darshan will be held in Shivaji Park in Mumbai and the BMC has been told to make arrangements.

Yesterday, Dr Pratit Samdhani of Breach Candy hospital, who was treating had performed certain procedures and said that she was tolerating them well, but later her condition deteriorated.

MNS President Raj Thackeray, NCP MP Supriya Sule, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s wife Rashmi and Lata Mangeshkars sister Asha Bhosle, brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar went to the hospital to inquire about her health.

She was admitted to the Breach Candy hospital in the first week of January after she contracted COVID.

Later, doctors said her health had improved. Earlier last week, she was extubated and taken off an invasive ventilator.

Mangeshkar had lung ailments two and a half years ago and was treated for them. She used oxygen often at home too.

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