Mumbai, Feb 06: Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away in Mumbai at the age of 92 on Sunday after suffering a multi organ failure last night.
Earlier in the day, a senior doctor treating her at the Breach Candi Hospital said was in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, said Dr Pratit Samdani, who is treating her at the hospital.
The hospital authorities said the iconic singer passed away at 8.12am. Arrangements are now being made to take her body to Shivaji Park where it will be kept for public homage.
N Santhanam, chief executive officer of of Breach Candy Hospital, said, “She came and got admitted as a Covid patient. Covid was treated, but due to post Covid complications she passed away.”
The Bharat Ratna awardee was admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with pneumonia and tested positive for the coronavirus disease in January. She was on the ventilator for weeks, taken off it on January 28, she was taken off the ventilator as she showed signs of improvement.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was among the firsts to share the news on social media. Taking to Twitter, he wrote in Marathi, “The era is over.”
On Saturday, her health condition deteriorated again, and she was put back on the ventilator.
Her sister Asha Bhosle and actor Shraddha Kapoor visited the hospital late Saturday night to meet the ailing singer.
India records 3,205 new coronavirus cases along with 31 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Hyderabad during the wee hours of Wednesday. It is to mention here that the city from last few days have been witnessing occasional drizzles in different parts while the mercury levels remained high and above 40 degree Celsius.
Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will tour Nalgonda district today to meet Nakirekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaya as his father Narsimha (75) died a few days ago due to illness.
Telangana has been experiencing soaring temperatures across the state for the past few days.