Lata Mangeshkar ‘Showing Signs of Improvement’; Still in ICU 

It has been reported that Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to the hospital after complaining of difficulty in breathing.

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Lata Mangeshkar ‘Showing Signs of Improvement’; Still in ICU 

Veteran singing legend Lata Mangeshkar who was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital on Monday, 11 November, is showing "signs of improvement" but will take "time to recover", hospital sources told PTI on Thursday, 14 November.

"She is showing some signs of improvement but it will take time for her to recover. She has pneumonia and chest infection. Any person suffering from it takes time to recover from it," a hospital insider told PTI.

Mangeshkar was taken to the hospital at around 1:30 am on Monday, 11 November, after she complained of chest pain, reported The Hindu.

Lata Mangeshkar in the ICU, her sister Usha says that she is recovering.

Mangeshkar's younger sister Usha, had said on Monday that the singer had a viral infection and hoped that she would be discharged by Tuesday, 12 November.

“Lata didi is still in hospital. She is under observation. She is doing absolutely well and is stable.”
Usha Mangeshkar

"We thought it's better to treat her at a hospital because of the viral infection so she is there for today," Usha Mangeshkar told PTI amid reports that the musical icon had already been discharged and was recuperating at home.


She was rushed after she mentioned some difficulties in breathing. Sources at The Hindu added that the singer was under the treatment of senior medical advisor and physician Dr Farokh E Udwadia.

"She was brought to the hospital at about 2 am. She is critical and in ICU," a hospital insider told PTI.

Mangeshkar, who has lent her voice to over 1,000 songs in Hindi alone, recently celebrated her 90th birthday, on 28 September.

There were rumours of her ill-health and breathing difficulties last year in December 2018 where it was reported that she was hospitalised for the same. But Mangeshkar rubbished these with a tweet saying she was, “ absolutely healthy and at home.”

This is a developing story and FIT will update the copy once more details emerge.

(Wriiten With inputs from The Hindu and PTI)

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