Lata Mangeshkar, in ICU with Covid-19 and pneumonia


Guwahati: Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, who contracted Covid-19 recently, is currently admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital. 

The legendary singer is also undergoing treatment for pneumonia, news agency ANI reported. The 92-year-old singer will be kept observation for the next 10-12 days, ANI reported. Dr Pratit Samdani, who is treating Lata Mangeshkar at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, said, “She has both COVID-19 and pneumonia. Due to old age, it will take time to recover properly,” reported news agency ANI.

A health report shared on Wednesday by the doctor treating the her revealed that the singer will remain under observation for the next 10-12 days. Lata Mangeshkar has also developed Covid-19 induced pneumonia.

The singer was earlier admitted to the hospital in September 2019, when she complained of breathlessness. Only last month, Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to mark 80 years of her debut on radio. Known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, she has recorded songs in more than 1,000 films in several languages. She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Bharat Ratna, among other honours.