Veteran singer and legend Lata Mangeshkar, who turned 90 on September 28 was reportedly rushed to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai on Nov 11 at 1:30 AM after complaints of breathing difficulty.There she received treatment from the hospital’s senior medical advisor Dr Farooq E Udwadi.
“Lata ji is stable. Her parameters are good. Honestly speaking, she has fought so well that she is coming out of this setback. Being a singer, her lung capacity has pulled her through. Truly a fighter. We will update everyone when Lataji gets discharged and comes home,” her family said.
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 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1989.
With fans wishing her a faster recovery we hope that she gets well soon.