Lata Mangeshkar hospitalized
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours on Monday after she complained of breathing difficulty. Her condition was said to be critical.
Sources said that Ms. Mangeshkar was under the treatment of physician and intensivist Dr. Farokh E Udwadia, who is also the hospital’s senior medical advisor, reports The Hindu.
“She was brought into the hospital at around 1.30 am”, said the source adding that she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit and was on ventilator support.
A source said that she had developed pneumonia and left ventricular failure.
On Sunday, the singer had wished good luck to Padmani Kolhapure for her role in the upcoming film Panipat on her social media account.
Lata Mangeshkar celebrated her 90th birthday on September 28. The whole of B-Town came out to wish the Nightingale of India on her special day. She was even conferred with the title of Daughter of the Nation, as a tribute to her contribution to Indian film music over seven decades.
Lata Mangeshkar, a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, is an icon of Indian cinema, having sung playback for an extensive list of Hindi films. Mangeshkar, who belongs to a prominent musical family, has also composed music as well as produced a handful of films.