Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar ‘India’s Nightingale’, dies at 92

She was the first Indian to perform in the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1974.

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Lata Mangeshkar, a legendary Indian singer famed for her beautiful voice, died on February 6th at the age of 92. On January 8, 2022, the veteran singer was taken to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, where she was being treated after testing positive for COVID-19.

Lata Mangeshkar’s health has reportedly deteriorated, according to reports from February 5. A statement about her latest health update, according to India Today, stated “Lata Didi’s health has worsened again. She is still in ICU and will be under the doctor’s supervision. For the last 27 days, she is admitted to the hospital and her treatment is going on.”

Lata Mangeshkar was considered as one of the most recognisable figures in the music industry. She sang in over a thousand Hindi movies and over thirty-six Indian and international languages. In 1989, she received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 2001.

Lata Mangeshkar has won three National Film Awards, as well as multiple Filmfare Awards. She was the first Indian to perform in the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1974.

May her soul rest in peace.


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