Digital Desk: Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar was tested Covid-19 positive two days ago. She was immediately admitted to a city hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The veteran playback singer’s niece Rachna Shah informed that Lata Mangeshkar is recovering well. However, the doctors have not allowed family members to meet her.
The 92-year-old legendary singer, also popularly known as the Nightingale of India, was admitted to the ICU of Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai.
Lata Mangeshkar has mild symptoms, and her condition is described as stable, with a team of senior doctors attending to her, informed family members.
“Didi is absolutely stable and is alert. God has been kind. Lata Mangeshkar is a fighter and a winner, and that is how we have known her for so many years. I want 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,” Rachna Shah stated.
“The doctors are doing a wonderful job. Dr. Pratik Samdani of Breach Candy hospital has also given a statement earlier in the day. The best doctors are on call and are attending her,” she added.
Lata’s younger sister, Usha Mangeshkar, said, “We cannot go to see Didi as it is a COVID case. There are sufficient doctors and nurses there, though,” adding that the singer might have to stay a bit longer in the hospital.
“The doctors have said that they would keep Lata Mangeshkar for an extra day or two because of her age,” she added.
Last year, the singer was admitted to the same hospital after she whined of hardship in breathing and was diagnosed with pneumonia. Later, she was discharged after 28 days.
Lata Mangeshkar began her profession at the age of 13 in 1942. She has sung over 30,000 songs in different Indian languages. She is considered one of the greatest singers in Indian cinema.
Lata Mangeshkar received the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor, in 2001. She is even the recipient of other accolades, including the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards.