The Hush Post | 6:08 pm | One-minute read |
Veteran Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar was yesterday late night admitted to Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai following a chest infection. Lata Mangeshkar was taken there around 1:30 am after she complained of breathing difficulty. The legendary singer has been discharged from the hospital and is said to be stable.
Meanwhile, Lata Mangeshkar’s niece Rachana Shah refuted reports that the singer was critical and in ICU.
“She’s had viral infection. This bad weather got to many people,” News18 quoted Shah as saying.
Rachna said doctors told her that “She will be fine soon,”
“We could have treated her at home but we decided to get her to hospital. It’s close to our home plus the treatment is thorough,” added Rachana.
News agency ANI also quoted Mangeshkar’s team saying, “Lata Mangeshkar had chest infection so she was taken to Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai today. She is now back at her home and is recovering.”
Mangeshkar, a Bharat Ratna recipient and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages, though primarily in Marathi, Hindi, and Bengali.
She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. In 1974, she became the first Indian to perform in the Royal Albert Hall.