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Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Passed Away

Lata Mangeshkar, an Indian playback vocalist and music artist, tested positive for COVID-19 on January 8, 2022, with minor symptoms and was hospitalised at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai. Dr. Pratit Samdani, who is one of the top doctors, and his team transferred her to the ICU of Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai for treatment. The legendary singer's health had been improving until last week, when it became worse and she was put back on ventilator support on Saturday morning. The singer was also being treated for pneumonia and recovered on January 30, 2022.

On February 5, 2022, Saturday, multiple high-profile personalities, including our union minister Piyush Goyal, MNS head Raj Thackeray, director and writer of Bollywood movies Madhur Bhandarkar, and NCP politician Supriya Sule, visited the breach candy hospital to see her. Lata Mangeshkar was hospitalised at the same hospital a few years back after suffering from respiratory symptoms and also being diagnosed with pneumonia. She was discharged after 28 days of better treatment from the breach candy hospital's team of physicians.

Hema Mangeshkar was Lata Mangeshkar's real name. She was born in the state of Indore. Lata Mangeshkar was born into a musical family as the daughter of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti Mangeshkar. Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar was a well-known Marathi musician and theatre artist. Panditji, her father, mentored her at first, and she eventually acted as a child star in numerous of his plays.

For decades, Mangeshkar was the voice of India for film superstars. She made her debut as a 13-year-old in 1942 and has recorded over 30,000 songs in various Indian languages throughout the history of her seven-decade stint. Lata Mangeshkar sung and recorded her first debut song of her career, "Mata Ek Sapoot Ki Duniya Badal De Tu," for the Marathi film Gajaabhaau in the year 1943. Afterwards, she worked with some of the most well-known stars and music directors in the Hindi music industry. Dil Mera Toda, her first hit song, was composed and created for the 1948 film Majboor. The next year, 1949, with the single Aayega Aanewaala from Madhubala's film Mahal, Lata Mangeshkar gained tremendous recognition with the next song. In this way, Lata Mangeshkar became the most legendary performer and musical artist in Bollywood and music history.

Some of her most popular songs included "Ajeeb Dastan Hai Ye Kahan Shuru Kahan Khatam," "Aye Mere Wattan Ke Logo," "Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein Meethi Meethi Baaton Mein," "Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai," "Jab Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya," "Maye Ni Maye," "Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa Toh Nah", and “Mere Naina Saawan” Her most recent successful song was for the 2004 film "Veer Zaara," directed by the late Yash Chopra. Mangeshkar's final song, "Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki," was recorded on March 30, 2021, as a memorial to the Indian Armed Forces.

In 2001, Lata Mangeshkar was awarded and honoured with the Bharat Ratna, which is one of India’s highest honorary title. For her wonderful music, Lata Mangeshkar received several Oscars, including the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and numerous National Film Awards.

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