- Lata Mangeshkar passes away at Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital
- She was 92
- The veteran singer was hospitalised after she tested positive for COVID in early January
Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday (February 6). She was 92. The veteran singer was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Breach Candy Hospital on January 8 after she tested positive for Covid-19. Dr Pratit Samdani, who was treating her, said that Lata Mangeshkar died due to multi-organ failure. She breathed her last at 8.12 a.m. The mortal remains of the Nightingale of India were taken home to the Prabhukunj Building and kept there for a couple of hours for people to pay their last respects.
Lata Mangeshkar was critical and was put on the ventilator. The veteran singer was being given 'aggressive' therapy by Dr Samdani and his team.
Government sources said that "two-day national mourning to be observed in memory of Lata Mangeshkar. The National flag to fly at half-mast for two days, as a mark of respect."
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Her mortal remains will be shifted to Prabhukunj, her Pedar Road residence, from 12:30 pm to 3 pm for homage. Later, iconic singer's mortal remains will be shifted to Shivaji Park in Mumbai at around 4 pm to 6pm for public darshan. At 12:15 pm Lata Mangeshkar's body was taken from Breach Candy Hospital to Prabhu Kunj.
Thereafter, around 6.45 p.m. the Bharat Ratna singer will be accorded a funeral with full state honours at the Dadar Crematorium adhering to all Covid protocols.
Hearing the news, singer Anuradha Paudwal reached Breach Candy hospital
Earlier in the morning, Dr Samdani, who is treating her at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital for the last 29 days, said "there is no improvement in the health of Lata Mangeshkar, the efforts of the doctor are continuing, her condition is still stable. She continues to be in ICU & is under my supervision."
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Fondly called 'Nightingale of India', the legendary singer has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung many tracks in several Indian languages and foreign languages. Her iconic songs include 'Lag Jaa Gale', 'Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara', 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya', 'Bahon Mein Chale Aao', 'Tere Liye' from 'Veer Zara' and many more. She has sung over 25,000 songs in over 20 Indian languages.