Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar left for her heavenly abode on Sunday at the age of 92.
The versatile singerlovingly referred to as the 'Nightingale of India', had sung thousands of songs in 36 languages in a career that span over eight decades.
She passed away at 8.12 am on Sunday following multiple organ failure, Dr. Pratit Samdani, who was treating her, was quoted by ANI.
Mangeshkar was hospitalised following a bout with pneumonia after after testing positive for Covid-19.
She had been receiving treatment in the intensiv care unit (ICU) of the Beach Candy Hospital in Mumbai for the last 29 days.
Lata Mangeshkar was born on September 28, 1929 in Madhya Pradesh to Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar, a Marathi musician and theatre actor.
She worked with great musicians from various generations delivering iconic numbers that still remain close to people’s hearts.
She sang in 36 languages and had fans from around the world.
She was conferred with three National Awards, and was awarded the Dadasahab Phalke Award in 1989.
She received the Bharat Ratna for her unsurpassable contributions to Indian music, becoming the second vocalist to receive the honour apart from Carnatic music great M S Subbulakshmi.
She was also honoured with Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan.
Lata Mangeshkar is also credited as a music director for her works in Mohityanchi Manjula (1963), Maratha Tituka Melvava (1964), Sadhi Manase (1965) and Tambadi Mati (1969). She had also produced films like Vaadal, Jhaanjhar, Kanchan Ganga and Lekin.
She remained a maiden all her life and is survived by four younger siblings – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Khadikar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar.