Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's condition still in critical, slowly improving

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MUMBAI: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here, is still in a critical condition, but is slowly improving.


The 90-year-old Mangeshkar was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours of Monday.

She was rushed to hospital around 1.30 am after she complained of breathlessness. Later in the day, she was shifted to the ICU and had to be put on life-support.

According to the report from the hospital authorities, she is critical but her condition has slowly improved.

However, the veteran singer's PR team in a statement on Tuesday said she was stable.

"Her parameters are good. Honestly speaking, she has fought so well that she is coming out of this setback. Being a singer, her lung capacity has pulled her through. Truly a fighter. We will update everyone when Lataji gets discharged and comes home. (We) request that we give the family the space they deserve at the moment," the statement read.

Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She has lent her voice for thousands of songs in Hindi and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages, though primarily in Marathi, Hindi, and Bengali.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed on her in 1989 by the Government of India and was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in 2001. France conferred on her its highest civilian award (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2007.

She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and many more.

 

With inputs from Agency

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