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BREAKING: Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar 'nightingale of Bollywood' dies at 92

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Famous Indian singer, Lata Mangeshkar has died at the age of 92 at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital. Ms. Mangeshkar was taken to the intensive care unit on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. She was being treated for both pneumonia and COVID-19. Her symptoms were mild but she was in ICU because of her age, the family said.

She was a recipient of numerous awards including, the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Dadasaheb Phalke Award. She has sung songs in multiple languages including Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali.

Born in 1929, Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest of five siblings, among them singer Asha Bhonsle who visited Mangeshkar in hospital after she was taken to ICU. Their father was classical musician Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar.

Many prominent figures from India have expressed their grief on Twitter. Actor Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar Ji, my sincere condolences and prayers. Om Shanti”. Politician Rahul Gandhi said, “Received the sad news of Lata Mangeshkar Ji's demise. She remained the most beloved voice of India for many decades. Her golden voice is immortal and will continue to echo in the hearts of her fans."

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