Breaking News: Lata Mangeshkar on ventilator support after getting admitted to Mumbai hospital due to breathing issues.
Lata Mangeshkar has been staying away from the limelight for the past many years. She has been however keeping her fans abreast of her health via social media. She has been talking to her fans and also wishing birthdays to fellow film industry people and celebrities in general. While many people from the older generation prefer to stay away from social media, Lata Mangeshkar is someone who always keeps herself up-to-date on social media.
The news of her being unwell started from media WhatsApp groups and soon moved over to Twitter and Facebook. People all over are praying for her good health. Her name has shot up to one of the top trends all over the nation within minutes.
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours on Monday after she complained of breathing difficulty. Her condition was said to be critical.
Sources said that Ms. Mangeshkar was under the treatment of physician and intensivist Dr. Farokh E Udwadia, who is also the hospital’s senior medical advisor.
“She was brought into the hospital at around 1.30 am”, said the source adding that she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit and was on ventilator support.
A source said that she had developed pneumonia and left ventricular failure.
Lata, 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. 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. In 2001, in recognition of her contributions to the nation, she was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour and is only the second vocalist, after M. S. Subbulakshmi, to receive this honour. France conferred on her its highest civilian award (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2007.
She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. In 1974, she became the first Indian to perform in the Royal Albert Hall.
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