Lata Mangeshkar passes away at the age of 92

Legendary singer and the pride of Indian music, Lata Mangeshkar passed away today at the age of 92. She has been hospitalized earlier on January 8, 2022, after testing positive for COVID 19.

The legend that she was

Her condition was critical since she was is in the ICU. On Saturday, her condition had deteriorated again and she had to be put on ventilator support. Lata Mangeshkar was being treated for both pneumonia and COVID-19. Her symptoms were mild but she was in ICU because of her age, the family said. Though in the next few weeks she showed signs of improvement, on Saturday, hospital authorities said that Lata Mangeshkar had been put back on the ventilator after her health deteriorated, news agency ANI reported.


Lata Mangeshkar was a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards. She was a legend in the Indian cinemas and sang songs not just in Hindi but also in languages like Marathi and Bengali. She was popularly known as the ‘Nightingale of India’ also as ‘Queen of Melody’.

Lata Mangeshkar, born in 1929 in Indore, was the eldest of five siblings. Their father was classical musician Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, who was her teacher. In 1942, she started her career in music. In 1945, Ms. Mangeshkar had an early hit in the song Aayega Aanewala from the film Mahal. From there, Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and career soared to the greatest of heights. She sang in the greatest of the greatest films like Madhumati, Baiju Bawra, Mother India and Mughal-E-Azam Parichay, Kora Kagaz, Lekin among others.

2 days national mourning has been announced.