Bhubaneswar: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, also known as the ‘Nightingale of India,’ passed away on Sunday morning in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital. The singer breathed her last at 8:12 am.
Mangeshkar was admitted to the ICU of Breach Candy hospital, where she was being treated by Dr. Pratit Samdani and his team of doctors. The legendary singer was showing improvement until last week but her health deteriorated and she was put back on ventilator support on Saturday morning.
The singer was also being treated for pneumonia. She recovered from COVID-19 and pneumonia on January 30. In November 2019, Mangeshkar was admitted to the same hospital after she complained of difficulty in breathing and was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was discharged after 28 days.
Born in Indore, Mangeshkar remained the voice of screen idols for generations. She began her career at the age of 13 in 1942 and had sung over 30,000 songs in several Indian languages in over seven decade-long career.
Bharat Ratna awardee Lata Mangeshkar was also the recipient of several awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards.