Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is critical, on ventilator support
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed on her in 1989 by the Government of India. France conferred on her its highest civilian award (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2007.
Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is battling a serious infection of the lung. She was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai early on Monday. According to doctors, 90-year-old is 'critcal' and is on 'ventilator'.
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“She was brought to hospital at about 2 am. She is critical and in ICU,” a hospital insider told PTI. She was rushed to hospital around 1.30am after she complained of breathlessness. Later in the day, she was shifted to the ICU and had to be put on life-support, sources said.
“She is suffering from pneumonia along with left ventricular failure. She continues to be critical, but there has been some improvement in her condition over the last few hours,” said internal medicine physician, Dr Pratit Samdani.
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Born on 28 September 1929, Lata Mangeshkar 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.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed on her in 1989 by the Government of India. France conferred on her its highest civilian award (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2007. Mangeshkar, who has lent her voice to over 1,000 songs in Hindi alone, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in the country, in 2001.