Lata Mangeshkar popularly known as the Nightingale of India for her melodious voice passed away at 8.12am this morning at the age of 92 due to multiple organ failure.

"It is with profound grief that we announce the sad demise of Lata Mangeshkar at 8.12am," according to a statement issued by the hospital after her death. She was admitted to the hospital in first week of January after being diagnosed with pneumonia and coronavirous.

On Saturday, Pratit Samdhani of Breach Candy hospital, who was treating, had performed certain procedures and said that she was tolerating them well, but later her condition deteriorated.

Mangeshkar had lung ailments two and a half years ago and was treated. She used to take oxygen support often at home. Besides, tributes have been pouring in following the death of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Indian president Ram Nath Kovind, prime minister Narendra Modi, external affairs minister S. Jaishankar, congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, among them who condoled the death of Lata Mangeshkar.

Born on 28 September 1929 in Madhya Pradesh, Lata Mangeshkar took to signing in 1942 at an age of 13. In a career spanning over seven decades, the melody queen recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi films. She had sung songs in over 36 regional Indian and foreign languages.

The acclaimed singer was awarded the highest civilian award "Bharat Ratna" in 2001 in recognition of her contribution to the musical arena. She was only the second vocalist after MS Subbulakshmi to receive "Bharat Ratna".

She was also honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushana and three National film awards. Lata Mangeshkar is survived by her four younger siblings –Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Mangeshkar.

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