Lata Mangeshkar Has Been Put On Ventilator, Continues To Battle For Life

Imran Asif Fazal |Nov 13, 2019

Nightingale of Bollywood continues to be on life support while her fans across the globe are praying for her quick recovery.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar continues to fight the battle of her life at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai. The singer was rushed to the hospital on Monday after she complained of acute chest pain and breathlessness. Diagnosis by doctors revealed that Lata Mangeshkar is suffering from pneumonia and heart related problems. As soon as the news broke out about her health, millions of fans started praying for her quick recovery.

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In the span of her 60 year career, Lata Mangeshkar sang over 25,000 songs for films. Being awarded with Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna award, Lata Mangeshkar is the true icon of India. She was nicknamed as nightingale of Bollywood. Dr. Pratit Samdani, incharge of treating the singer told a newspaper, "Mangeshkar is still on life support, her condition is slowly improving, but she is still critical."

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A source revealed, "The legendary singer is suffering from pneumonia, heart problems. She also has developed a chest infection. And the doctors said that unless her infection gets under control they can’t carry on with any procedures." Doctors have also revealed that it will take atleast a week for her to recover and they have kept her under observation.


Her family too has requested everyone to understand the situation and give her some space. A statement issued by the family members said, "Her parameters are good. 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 niece Rachana Shah said that she is stable and good.

Lata Mangeshkar 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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