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.
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.