Lata Mangeshkar: India’s Nightingale Dies at 92

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

India’s legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has died at the age of 92, at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital.

Mangeshkar who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia, breathed her last on 8 a m on Sunday.

The singer was in the ICU and under the observation of doctors.

Daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti Mangeshkar, Lata belonged to a famous musical family. Her father was a well-known Marathi musician and theatre artiste. She was first tutored by her father and later appeared as a child artiste in several of his plays.

Lata Mangeshkar recorded her first Hindi song called “Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu” for the Marathi feature Gajaabhaau, which had released in 1943. Later, she went on to collaborate with some of the most popular names of the Hindi music industry, including the likes of Anil Biswas, Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad Ali and SD Burman among others.

The versatile singer, christened the Nightingale of India, had lent her voice to thousands of songs in 36 languages in a career spanning almost eight decades.

She was the highest honoured singer in India and received many honours including Padma Bibhusan along others.

Her demise has left Indians mourning, with the entire Bollywood in great shock.