Lata Mangeshkar is stable, showing signs of improvement

Published: Nov 14, 2019, 15:56 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Mangeshkar, 90, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital here after she complained of difficulty in breathing in the early hours of Monday

Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar attends the Sathkalaratna Puraskar awards in Mumbai on February 14, 2014. (Picture courtesy/AFP)
Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar attends the Sathkalaratna Puraskar awards in Mumbai on February 14, 2014. (Picture courtesy/AFP)

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital on Monday, is stable now. An official spokesperson shared her progress statement with IANS on Thursday. It read: "Lata didi is stable. The progress is steady and good. We look forward to take her home as she gets well. Thank you for your prayers and support."

The iconic singer was taken to the hospital due to viral chest congestion. Bollywood celebrities such as Shabana Azmi and Hema Malini had also taken to their social media to pray for her speedy recovery.

The singer, who has recorded songs in over 36 Indian languages, turned 90 on September 28. She became a recipient of India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 2001. In her over a seven-decade career, Mangeshkar has sung over 30,000 songs across languages. She is considered one of the greatest playback singers in Indian cinema. She received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 2001.

Mangeshkar's last full Hindi album was for the late filmmaker Yash Chopra-directed 2004 film Veer-Zaara. She is known for evergreen songs such as "Pyar kiya to darna kya" and "Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh".

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