Playback singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted to the ICU of a city hospital in Mumbai last week, is stable, her spokesperson said on Wednesday. The 92-year-old singer tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on 9 January.
“Lata di is stable. Will come home after the doctors give the nod,” Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, the spokesperson for Mangeshkar, said in a statement.
Two days ago, the condition of Lata Mangeshkar was reportedly said to be deteriorating and the spokesperson had then dubbed the news as false. “It is disturbing to see false news being circulated. Please note that Lata didi is stable. Continues to be in ICU under treatment of able doctors. Please pray for her quick return home,” Iyer had said.
Last week, the veteran singer’s niece Rachana Shah had said the singer was doing well, requesting the news media to respect the family’s privacy. “Didi is absolutely stable and is alert. God has been really kind. She is a fighter and a winner and that is how we have known her for so many years. I would like to thank all the fans across the nation who have kept her in their prayers. We can see when everyone prays, nothing can go wrong,” Shah had said.
Lata Mangeshkar (92) was diagnosed also with pneumonia.
Known as the Queen of Melody and the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar started her career at the age of 13 in 1942 and has sung over 30,000 songs in different languages.
Lata Mangeshkar began singing to support her family after the death of her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar 1942. He was a classical singer and theatre actor. In Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar got her first major break with the song Dil Mera Toda from the 1948 film Majboor. However, her song Aayega Aanewaala from the movie Mahal (1949) became her first major hit.