Lata Mangeshkar, 91, is all set to take the Covid vaccine this week.
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."
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