Lata Mangeshkar’s Peddar Road Building In Mumbai Sealed, Family Says Everyone Safe


Mumbai: Lata Mangeshkar’s building has been sealed as a precautionary measure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was taken by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) keeping in mind the safety of senior citizens. The 90-year-old legendary singer lives in Prabhukunj building at Peddar Road, in south Mumbai.

“We have been inundated by calls inquiring 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 Ganesh celebrations was a simple familial one this time to co-operate and support social distancing,” said a statement from the Mangeshkar family.

With reports of some residents of the building testing positive for COVID-19 doing the rounds, the family requested well-wishers not to spread rumours or speculate. “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.

Maharashtra is the hardest-hit Indian state with the coronavirus case tally rising to 7,64,281 following a record 16,867 new cases on Saturday.

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