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Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Demise after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia

New Delhi, February 06: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar died on Sunday at the age of 92 years. The megastar had been admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on January 8 after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and pneumonia. Though having recovered from Covid the singer was put on ventilator support after her condition worsened on Saturday. The singer will be cremated with full state honours in Mumbai’s Shivaji park on Sunday.

After legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar’s death on Sunday morning, members of the Hindi film fraternity were pictured at the late singer’s Mumbai residence. Shraddha Kapoor, whose late maternal grandfather, singer Pandit Pandharinath Kolhapure, was Lata Mangeshkar’s cousin, was also photographed at Lata Mangeshkar’s house on Sunday afternoon. Shraddha was pictured at the Breach Candy Hospital on Saturday evening as well, where Lata Mangeshkar was admitted for weeks.


Lata Mangeshkar was known as the ‘Nightingale of India,’ had sung in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and other regional languages. She was honoured with the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as several National and Filmfare Awards. Lata Mangeshkar’s last complete album was for 2004 Bollywood release Veer-Zaara.

Lata Mangeshkar began singing to support her family after the death of her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar 1942 . He was a classical singer and theatre actor. In Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar got her first major break with the song Dil Mera Toda from the 1948 film Majboor. However, her song Aayega Aanewaala from the movie Mahal (1949) became her first major hit.

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nitin Gadkari, Yogi Adityanath, Rahul Gandhi, LK Advani and many Bollywood stars including Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Sonu Sood, Dia Mirza among others mourned her demise


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