Lata Mangeshkar hospitalised

Culture Desk | Published: 19:29, Nov 11,2019 | Updated: 22:49, Nov 11,2019


An AFP file photo of Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to Breach Candy Hospital, in South Mumbai after she complained of difficulty in breathing in the early hours of Monday, November 11, 2019, reports India Today Television online.

Earlier reports suggested that the singer is critical and has been admitted in the ICU. The authorities of Breach Candy say that she is under observation and her condition is currently stable.

Reports further claimed that Lata Mangeshkar was brought in around 2 am on Monday after she complained of chest congestion. ‘She was brought to the hospital at about 2 am. She is critical and in ICU,’ a hospital insider told PTI.

Speaking to India Today Television, Lata Mangeshkar’s niece Rachana, while asking to respect the family’s need for privacy, said that the singer was admitted due to chest infection, and is on the road to recovery. Rachana said, ‘We have admitted Lata Ji to keep her comfortable and she is better than last night. In a matter of 3-4 days, she will be absolutely fine. Her condition is stable, and on the path to recovery.’

A hospital representative also told India Today Television, ‘She was down with a little bit of chest viral infection. She is fine. She is definitely better since last night. And she will be absolutely fine in a matter of 3-4 days.’

The veteran singer recently tweeted about Padmini Kolhapure’s comeback to the big screen with Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon’s Panipat.

Lata Mangeshkar celebrated her 90th birthday on September 28. She is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.

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