Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties on Monday 11 November, is recovering, say her family.
A tweet posted from the singer’s account on Thursday night read: “Lata didi is stable and recovering. We thank each one of you for your concern, care and prayers.” A statement from the family 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,” reports news agency PTI.
Lata Mangeshkar, 90, was diagnosed with pneumonia and a chest infection, hospital insiders told PTI. “She is showing some signs of improvement, but it will take time for her to recover. She has pneumonia and chest infection. Any person suffering from it takes time to recover from it,” said the Breach Candy source.
Lata Mangeshkar’s niece Rachana Shah told PTI on Tuesday that the singer would be discharged ‘in a few days.’
A family statement on Monday evening said, “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,” reported PTI. The following day, hospital sources from the Breach Candy Hospital told PTI: Lata Mangeshkar had “slowly improved”
Lata Mangeshkar, who is popularly known as the ‘Nightingale of India,’ has sung in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and other regional languages. She has sung over 30,000 songs and is one of the greatest playback singer in Indian Cinema.
Lata Mangeshkar’s last complete album was for 2004 Bollywood release Veer-Zaara.