Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar admitted to ICU after testing positive for Covid-19
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. She is also suffering from pneumonia.
The 92-year-old singer is in the ICU ward at the Breach Candy hospital and her symptoms are mild, her niece Rachana told reporters.
“She is doing fine; has been kept in ICU only for precautionary reasons considering her age. Please respect our privacy and keep Didi in your prayers,” her niece Rachana Shah said.
The 92-year-old singer has recorded songs in more than 1,000 Hindi films in several languages. She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Bharat Ratna, among other honours.
Last month, Lata took to Twitter to commemorate 80 years of her debut on radio. She tweeted in Hindi, “On 16 December 1941, I sang two songs for the first time in the studio for radio after seeking the blessings of my parents. It has been 80 years today. In these 80 years, I have got immense love and blessings from the people. I believe that I will always keep getting your love and blessings.”
Mumbai is witnessing a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, including the Omicron variant.