Lata Mangeshkar, a Bharat Ratna awardee, had suffered a multi organ failure last night, following which her sister Asha Bhosle and actor Shraddha Kapoor visited her at the hospital.
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.”
युग संपले… pic.twitter.com/prMUOK74oW— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) February 6, 2022
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.