India singing legend Lata Mangeshkar dies

Lata Mangeshkar

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# 06 February 2022 09:51 (UTC +04:00)

Lata Mangeshkar, one of India's most venerated singers who sang tens of thousands of songs in her lifetime, has died at the age of 92, APA reports citing BBC.

She had been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai city in January after testing positive for Covid-19.

Federal minister Nitin Gadkari confirmed the news on Sunday.

Mangeshkar had an extraordinary career spanning over half a century, singing more than 30,000 songs across 36 languages.

But it was her work in Bollywood, India's Hindi film industry, that made her a national icon.

As news broke, tributes began pouring in for Mangeshkar, who was often called the "nightingale of Bollywood".

President Ram Nath Kovind said the news was "heart-breaking" and added that her accomplishments would remain "incomparable".

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