All other eligible members of the Mangeshkar family have already taken the vaccine.
"Bas main baaki reh gayi hoon (only I remained)," says Lataji.
The Bharat Ratna had been been so far excluded from the jab club because of her frail health. She was hospitalised for a severe lung infection in December 2019 and has been advised extra precaution since then.
"But now my personal doctor whom I trust blindly says it is best that I take the vaccination since it is absolutely safe," she says.
"I advise everyone out there eligible for the vaccination to go fo it. I am told it does not ensure complete immunity from the virus. But it minimises the impact considerably if you are unfortunate enough to get the virus," she adds.
"It is a very bad situation out there," the Singing Legend says, sounding very distressed. "I urge all people to follow the guidelines."
"Aab yeh doosron ke ghar ki aafat nahin hai yeh ham sab ke ghar aa chuki hai (covid is not other people's crisis anymore it has now reached all our homes)."
Lataji's advice" "Stay home, watch movies, listen to songs, yes mine too."
Feature Presentation: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com
Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on January 8 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and pneumonia. She showed mild symptoms of COVID-19.
On January 28, she was taken off the ventilator after showing signs of improvement.
On Saturday February 5, her condition worsened and she was again admitted to hospital and was back on ventilator support. Due to her health conditions she underwent aggressive therapies before succumbing to multiple organ failure.
She has died because of multi-organ failure after more than 28 days of hospitalisation post COVID-19.Feb 6, 2022