Published: Tue, November 12, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Lata Mangeshkar in ICU

Lata Mangeshkar in ICU

Mangeshkar turned 90 on Sept.28. However, wish her a faster recovery. She was reportedly suffering from viral chest congestion, but is in stable condition. We could have treated her at home But we made a decision to get her to hospital.

Lata Mangeshkar looks on during an event.

"She was brought to the hospital at about 2 am. It's close to our home plus treatment is thorough". "She is critical and in the ICU", a hospital insider told PTI. She is under observation. "She will be discharged by tomorrow".

Singer's niece in a statement has clarified the speculations that Lata Mangeshkar was put on life support. Hospital sources said that she was diagnosed with a chest infection. The Indian government had conferred the country's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on her in 2001.

Lata Mangeshkar, born in 1929, is the eldest of five siblings. Her father was a classical musician Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar who taught her first music lesson. Out of the four sisters, Lata is the eldest and the second one happens to be Asha Bhonsle, another renowned singer in Bollywood and the third sister is also a singer but not as popular as the two. The solo was performed by her 1963 R-Day in Delhi in presence of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and President S Radhakrishnan.

The indefatigable Mangeshkar recorded her last song this year.

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