Lata Mangeshkar dies at 92 in Mumbai

Lata Mangeshkar dies at 92. She had been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital on January 8, after she was diagnosed with Covid and pneumonia.

Legendary 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, after she was diagnosed with Covid and pneumonia.

Lata Mangeshkar, legendary singer who mesmerised millions with her golden voice, has died at 92.   

Her sister Usha Mangeshkar told PTI, "Lata Mangeshkar is dead."

The Bharat Ratna awardee Starting her career at the age of 13 in 1942 with songs in her mother tongue Marathi, Mangeshkar has sung over 30,000 songs in several Indian languages in an over seven-decade career. 

She has lent her golden voice to generations of film heroines from Madhubala to Kajol.

Some of her most favorite tracks are "Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh", "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya", "Neela Asman So Gaya" and "Tere Liye".

Her first Hindi song was "Pa Lagoon Kar Jori" for Vasant Joglekar's film "Aap Ki Seva Mein" in 1946.

Two years later, composer Ghulam Haider gave Mangeshkar her first big break with the song "Dil Mera Toda" in "Majboor" and after that there was no looking back for 'Lata Didi', as she is fondly called.

She has recorded songs for over a thousand Bollywood films and sung in over thirty-six regional Indian languages ​​and foreign languages. However, her major work is in Hindi.

Considered one of the greatest singers of Indian cinema, Mangeshkar received Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 2001. She was also the recipient of several other awards including the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, and several national awards. Film Award.

Mangeshkar was the first Indian to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1974.

Lata Mangeshkar Biography

Born - Hema Mangeshkar

28 September 1929

Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India

(present-day Madhya Pradesh, India,)

Died - Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Other names - Queen of Melody, Nightingale of India

Occupation - Playback singer occasional music composer and singer producer

Years active : 1929–2022

Parent(s) - Deenanath Mangeshkar (father)

National Film Awards

•BFJA Awards

•Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer

•Filmfare Special Awards

•Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award


•Padma Bhushan (1969)

•Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1989)

•Maharashtra Bhushan (1997)

•Padma Vibhushan (1999)

•Bharat Ratna (2001)

•Legion of Honour (2006)