Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar had been hospitalised due to a viral chest infection. According to The Hindu, she was rushed to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital in the early hours of Monday, 11 November, after complaining of breathing difficulties. Now, her team has shared that Lata is doing much better. Lata Mangeshkar’s team has said, “We are as happy as you are to inform you that with all your prayers and best wishes, Lata didi is doing much better. Thank You for being there. God is great.”
On 12 November, hospital sources had told PTI that the singer was still in a “critical condition” but was “slowly improving.”
“She is critical but her condition has slowly improved. She is still in the hospital,” a hospital insider told PTI.
However, Lata Mangeshkar’s PR team had issued a statement on Tuesday saying that she was “stable.”
“Her parameters are good. Being a singer, her lung capacity has pulled her through. She is a fighter. We will update when Lataji gets discharged and comes home. (We) request that we give the family the space they deserve at the moment,” the Tuesday statement read.
Earlier, amidst reports that Lata Mangeshkar had returned home to recuperate, the singer’s sister Usha had told PTI, “Lata didi is still in hospital. She is under observation. She is doing absolutely well and is stable.”
The Hindu had reported that Lata has been under treatment from the hospital’s senior medical advisor, Dr Farokh E Udwadia, and quoted a source as saying that she was brought in at 1:30 am on Monday.
On 10 November, the singer had taken to Twitter to share the first-look poster of her niece Padmini Kohlapure as Gopika Bai in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s period drama Panipat. She wished her niece and the team good luck.
Namaskar. Meri bhaanji Padmini Kolhapure ek bahut acchi kalakar hai aur ab woh Panipat is film mein Gopika bai ka kirdaar nibha rahi hai. Main Padmini ko aashirwad deti hun aur Ashutosh aur unki team ko shubhkaamanayein deti hun. pic.twitter.com/bTZJMUjdYq— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) November 10, 2019
Lata Mangeshkar turned 90 years old on 28 September. Celebrities including Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, AR Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal and Anil Kapoor all sent her messages of goodwill on social media.
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