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    Indian Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar looks on during the '72nd Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards' in Mumbai on late April 24, 2014

    India’s Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Battling Lung Infection at 90

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Viewed by many as the country’s nightingale for her melodious voice which has delighted people across the country for decades, India’s legendary singer was conferred India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 2001. She has recorded songs in over 36 Indian languages.

    India’s iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar is battling a serious lung infection and was hospitalised for the same in Mumbai. The 90-year-old was rushed to hospital on Monday after complaining of breathlessness, media reports said.

    As per media reports, the singer had developed pneumonia and had suffered left ventricular failure.

    According to Indian news agency ANI, Lata Mangeshkar is back at home and recuperating.  "Team of Lata Mangeshkar: Lata Mangeshkar had a chest infection so she was taken to Breach Candy Hospital, in Mumbai today. She is now back at her home and is recovering."

    ​Ever since the news of her health surfaced, prayers have been pouring in on social media.

    ​Born on 28 September 1929, she has also been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award and France's highest civilian award, the Officer of the Legion of Honour, besides numerous national and international awards.
    In 1974, the Guinness Book of World Records ranked her as the most recorded artist in history. She had reportedly sung over 25,000 songs between 1948 and 1974.


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