Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now

You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Lata Mangeshkar being treated at Breach Candy; sister Usha says singer is 'stable', will be discharged tomorrow

The 90-year-old was admitted after she complained of breathing problems.

Updated: Nov 11, 2019, 09.48 PM IST
Lata Mangeshkar in ICU, sister Usha says she is recovering
Lata Mangeshkar in ICU, sister Usha says she is recovering
MUMBAI: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in the early hours of Monday after she complained of breathing problems, hospital sources said.

The singer, who turned 90 on September 28, is in a critical condition, they said.

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

Mangeshkar's younger sister Usha said the singer had a viral infection and should be discharged by Tuesday.

"Lata didi is still in hospital. She is under observation. She is doing absolutely well and is stable. She will be discharged by tomorrow.

"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.

​Lata Mangeshkar with her sisters Usha Mangeshkar (L) and Meena Khadikar (C) at their Peddar Road home.​
Lata Mangeshkar with her sisters Usha Mangeshkar (L) and Meena Khadikar (C) at their Peddar Road home.

In a career spanning over seven decades, the Indore-born Mangeshkar has lent her voice to thousands of songs in over 1,000 Hindi films as well as in various regional and foreign languages.

The indefatigable Mangeshkar recorded her last song this year. 'Saugandh mujhe is mitti ki' was released on March 30 as a tribute to the Indian Army.

Her last full album in 2004 was 'Veer-Zaara' when she was 75.

She started her journey as a playback singer in 1942 with Vasant Joglekar's Marathi movie 'Kiti Hasaal'. Her first song to release was 'Natali chaitraachi navalaai' from 'Pahili Mangalaa-gaur'. She also acted in the movie.

Mangeshkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in the country, in 2001.

She was given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989.
Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also Read

After 3 weeks of hospitalisation, family says Lata Mangeshkar is 'doing good'

Lata Mangeshkar still in ICU but doing 'much better', confirms singer's niece

Lata Mangeshkar showing signs of improvement, but will take time to recover: Sources

Lata Mangeshkar's health critical, but improving; singer still on ventilator

Lata Mangeshkar's niece gives health update, says singer is 'doing very good'

Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links

Follow us on

Download et app

Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service