Covid-19 has forced India’s iconic music legend Lata Mangeshkar’s building to be sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The 90-year-old vocalist who resides in the south of Mumbai resides at the Prabhukunj building. Mangeshkar’s residence has undergone the process as a precautionary measure given the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The Mangeshkar family, in a statement, said the building was sealed as it houses many senior citizens. “We have been inundated by calls all evening enquiring whether Prabhukunj is sealed. The Building Society and the BMC have sealed it from the onset of the epidemic as we have senior citizens at home and in the building and it is mandatory to take these precautions. Even our usual festive Ganesha celebrations was a simple familial one this time to co-operate and support social distancing,” the statement read.
There have been reports that some residents Mangeshkar’s building had tested positive for coronavirus however the family has asked fans to not entertain in any speculation. “Please do not react to any hearsay on the health of our family members especially. We, as a building society in unison, are taking utmost caution, care and co-operating to ensure the well being and safety of all the senior citizens especially and all the other residing members as well.
“By God’s grace and the wishes of so many, the family is safe,” the statement read.
On Saturday, coronavirus cases had risen in Maharashtra to 7,64,281 with record 16,867 new cases. Mangeshkar has lent her voice to thousands of songs in Hindi, regional and foreign languages. Her last full album was for the late filmmaker Yash Chopra-directed 2004 film “Veer Zaara”.
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