Lata Mangeshkar has joined an elite list of celebs who have fallen victim to an internet hoax with social networking sites being abuzz with rumours about the legendary singer's demise doing the rounds on Tuesday
Even as Bollywood and the world was mourning the loss of legendary actress Nanda, there were reports on Tuesday evening suggesting 'Nightingale of India' had passed away due to cardiac arrest.
But, thankfully, the reports were false and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar had just become the latest celebrity to become the victim of online death hoax.
Within hours of yesteryear actress Nanda's death, rumours of 84-year-old Lata Mangeshkar having suffered a heart attack and died gained traction and twitterati started tweeting "RIP" messages to the singer.
The singer immediately took to Twitter to dismiss the rumours of her demise.
Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also took to Twitter to announce that Lata Mangeshkar was 'hale and hearty'.
Some of the biggest names in Bollywood who have fallen prey to death hoaxes include Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bappi Lahiri and Kader Khan
Host of Bollywood celebs took to Twitter to rubbish the rumours...
Madhur Bhandarkar: Just spoke to @mangeshkarlata. Lata Didi is hale and hearty. So please stop spreading baseless rumors [sic].
Smriti Z Irani: As a family friend all I can say is that @mangeshkarlata didi is hale, hearty, in great spirits n laughing off romours, @mangeshkarlata didi n family hv spent d better half of dis evening assuring fans n supporters dat she is well [sic].
Alka Yagnik: Lata Didi is perfectly fine! May she live for 200 years! Lots of love to her @mangeshkarlata [sic].