Lata Mangeshkar still in hospital for chest infection, family says veteran singer's 'parameters are good'

Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a Mumbai hospital on 11 November.

FP Staff November 12, 2019 17:19:19 IST
Lata Mangeshkar still in hospital for chest infection, family says veteran singer's 'parameters are good'

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital here after complaining of breathing difficulty, is still in a "critical" condition but is "slowly improving", hospital sources said.

The 90-year-old Mangeshkar was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours of Monday where Dr Patit Samdhani is treating her.

Lata Mangeshkar still in hospital for chest infection family says veteran singers parameters are good

Lata Mangeshkar. Image from Twitter

"She is critical but her condition has slowly improved. She is still in the hospital," a hospital insider told PTI. 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 family the space they deserve at the moment," the statement read.

A senior doctor from the hospital told Hindustan Times that the singer is being treated for pneumonia and has been prescribed a high dose of antibiotics.

Mangeshkar has lent her voice for thousands of songs in Hindi, regional and foreign languages. She was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in 2001. Her last full album was for the late filmmaker Yash Chopra-directed 2004 film Veer Zaara.

Mangeshkar recorded her latest song this year - 'Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki', which was released on March 30 as a tribute to the Indian Army.

In October, the singer joined the photo and video sharing app Instagram and garnered over 46,000 followers within a few minutes. In the same month, she was also a guest on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio address Mann Ki Baat.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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