The singer is also known as Sandhya Mukhopadhyay.
Sandhya complained of breathlessness, following which she was taken to the Government SSKM Hospital from her South Kolkata residence through the ‘Green Corridor’ set up by the Kolkata Traffic Police.
Health department sources said that Sandhya’s health had deteriorated after she slipped in the bathroom on Tuesday evening. Sources said, “He has infection in both the lungs. She slipped in the bathroom yesterday. He also has fever. However, she is in talks and is undergoing treatment at Woodburn Block.
The singer, who won ‘Bang Vibhushan’ and the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer, had refused to accept the ‘Padma Shri’ award a few days back. During the telephonic contact for consent by the officials of the Central Government on the proposal of Padma Shri, he had refused.
Classical singer Sandhya has sung in several Bengali films and several Hindi films and has worked with prominent music directors including SD Burman, Madan Mohan, Naushad, Anil Biswas and Salil Chowdhury.