Lata Mangeshkar ‘on a path to recovery’ after being rushed to hospital, says family


Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar will soon be discharged from the Intensive Care Unit of the Breach Candy hospital, after being admitted in the early hours of Monday after she complained of breathing difficulties, her family has said.

The singer, who turned 90 on Sept 28, was in a critical condition, Hindustan Times reported.

“Lata didi suffered from a viral chest infection so we got her to the hospital. But now, she is on a path of recovery. Thank you for your concern,” Rachana Shah, the singer’s niece, said in a statement. The singer will soon be discharged.

“She was brought to the hospital at about 2 am. She is critical and in ICU,” a hospital insider told PTI. The Hindu reported that she was under the treatment of physician and intensivist Dr. Farokh E Udwadia. The newspaper quoted a source saying that she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and was on ventilator support.

Mangeshkar, who has lent her voice to over 1,000 songs in Hindi alone, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor of India, in 2001.