Guwahati: Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital earlier last month, after testing positive for COVID-19, is still in the ICU and is on a ventilator, reported news agency ANI on Saturday. The singer, 92, was also being treated for pneumonia as well. She recovered from COVID-19 and pneumonia in late January. Dr Pratit Samdani from Breach Candy Hospital, who has been treating the singer, told ANI that the singer is “currently in the ICU and has once again been put on ventilator support, due to her worsened condition, for which she will remain under observation.”
Meanwhile, the singer’s team has actively been sharing updates on her health in order to dismiss any rumours.
Lata Mangeshkar’s musical gems need no introduction. She has sung in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and other regional languages. She has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as several National and Filmfare Awards. Lata Mangeshkar’s last complete album was for 2004 Bollywood release Veer-Zaara.
Lata Mangeshkar, who is popularly known as the ‘Nightingale of India,’ began singing to support her family after the death of her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar 1942. He was a classical singer and theatre actor. In Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar got her first major break with the song Dil Mera Toda from the 1948 film Majboor. However, her song Aayega Aanewaala from the movie Mahal (1949) became her first major hit.