Lata Mangeshkar, a great vocalist, died at the age of 92 on Thursday. She was taken to a metropolitan hospital in early January after testing positive for Covid-19 and receiving a pneumonia diagnosis. With minimal symptoms, Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and was progressively improving.
The artist was taken off the ventilator after showing signs of recovery, according to Indian media. On February 5, her condition deteriorated, and she was placed back on ventilator support. The seasoned vocalist was undergoing intensive therapy and enduring surgery prior to her sad demise due to her deteriorating sickness.
Lata Mangeshkar received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, in 1969, the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, in 1999, and the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 2001. In 2009, she was named a “Officier de la Legion d’Honneur” (Officer of the Legion of Honour), France’s highest civilian honour.
Her siblings included Meena Khadikar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.