Indian media has confirmed the death of the famous singer who had been undergoing treatment in the hospital for several months.
The 92-year-old singer, born in 1929, was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on January 9 after contracting the coronavirus.
Lata Mangeshkar was shifted to ICU for the second time yesterday due to ill health but she could not recover.
According to Indian media, several parts of Lata Mangeshkar had stopped working and she had been on the ventilator for several weeks.
Announcing two days of national mourning
Two-day national mourning has been declared in India on the demise of Lata Mangeshkar and the Indian flag will remain in the tunnels for two days in memory of Lata Mangeshkar.
A look at Lata’s career
The world-famous actress, known as India’s Bubble, started singing at the age of 13 and recorded her first song in 1942.
During her long career spanning seven decades, Lata Mangeshkar sang 30,000 songs in different languages, including Lata’s ‘Ak Pyar Ka Naghma Hai’ and ‘Didi Tera Dewar Deewana’.
Lata Mangeshkar was awarded the Badma Bhashan (Third Major Civil Award) by the Indian Government in 1969, the Padma Vibhushan (Second Major Civil Award) in 1999, and the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in 2001.