Asia’s most accomplished artiste Lata Mangeshkar is safe from the Coronavirus. On Saturday there was panic among her fans and well-wishers when Lataji’s residential complex Prabhu Kunj was sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after some residents were tested positive for Covid 19.
I touched base with Lataji on Sunday morning. She sounded healthy and happy.
“Yes, by the grace of God, I’m in good health. Please let my well-wishers know I am fine and that there’s nothing to worry about. Yes, there have been cases of the Virus in our building. But no casualties, thankfully. I think the number of Coronavirus casualties has gone down considerably. And that’s the one good thing that has happened since the Virus hit the world,” says Lataji.
The Nightingale says she has been quarantined since her hospitalization in November 2019. “After a month and a half in hospital my immunity system is very low. My doctors have advised me to avoid all outside contact. So I’ve been quarantined from here I at home with my sister Usha, my brother Hridaynath, his wife Bharathi and their children. I spend my time doing riyaaz, interacting with the family and watching my favourite serials CID and Adaalat.”