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."
Team of Lata Mangeshkar: 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. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/pYzmZHkthz— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2019
Ever since the news of her health surfaced, prayers have been pouring in on social media.
Get well very soon dearest Didi.. Prayers.🙏🙏 #LataMangeshkar— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 11, 2019
@mangeshkarlata Aadab aur hazaron duayein ke aap fauran achchi hokar sahi salamat ghar aa jayein ..— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) November 11, 2019
Prayers for @mangeshkarlata who is hospitalised & is reported to be in a critical condition. God give her the strength to come out of this crisis & continue to be in our midst. The nation prays for Bharat Ratna Lata ji, the nightingale of India🙏 pic.twitter.com/n9WKw6Drfw— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) November 12, 2019
@mangeshkarlata Thank God! I was really worried from morning & praying for her early recovery. Its really good news she is return Home. Lata amma Aap Jio Hazaru saal. I can't imagine Life without her songs. Her melody has showered many peaceful & stressful Life. Jio Lata bai— Saleem (@SaleemMujeeb) November 11, 2019
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.