The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed the Prabhukunj building in south Mumbai, where singer Lata Mangeshkar resides, as a precautionary measure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mangeshkar family said in a statement.
“The Building Society and the BMC have sealed it (Prabhukunj building) 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,” the statement read.
The BMC has sealed the building after some residents had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. However, the family asked well-wishers to not indulge in any speculations.
“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,” the statement added.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 23, 2020
On September 23, on the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi, the 90-year-old singer had celebrated the festival at the residence and shared a photo of the Ganesh idol on Twitter.