Known as India’s Nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar, one of India’s most prized voices, tragically
passed away after having been hospitalized earlier on January 11 after testing positive for
The vocalist, who had been in the ICU of a Mumbai hospital since last month, was in critical
condition. Her “health condition has deteriorated again,” according to a statement from her
doctor at the Breach Candy Hospital on 6th February.
“Lata Mangeshkar’s condition has deteriorated again, and she is on a ventilator and critical,”
stated Breach Candy Hospital’s Dr. Pratit Samdhani. He stated that she is in the intensive care
unit and is being monitored. Last Monday, she was taken off the ventilator. After contracting
Covid, Mangeshkar, 92, was hospitalized at Breach Candy in the first week of January.
She is the most recorded artist in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
She began her career in 1942 and has worked for more than seven decades. Lata is reputed to
have recorded over a thousand Hindi film songs, sung in around 36 regional Indian dialects as
well as international languages.
Lata Mangeshkar was not just well-loved but was bestowed with countless accolades through
her legendary career, including the Padma Bhushan, third-highest civilian award in 1969, the
Padma Vibhushan, second-highest civilian award in 1999 and the highest civilian award, Bharat
Ratna in 2001.
She was also conferred with ‘Officier de la Legion d’Honneur’, France’s highest civilian award, in
On her 90th birthday in September 2019, the Indian government honored her with the
Daughter of the Nation award.
The veteran singer’s family plans to let friends and fans pay homage to her at Mumbai’s Shivaji
National Mourning has been announced for a span of 2 days.