Lata Mangeshkar critical, Bollywood prays for singer’s speedy recovery


Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is still in ICU of Breach Candy hospital and fighting bravely for her life. Lataji is critical but she is trying her level best with best team of doctors to revive.

"She is critical but her condition has slowly improved. She is still in the hospital," a hospital insider told PTI.

However, today the veteran singer's PR team said in a statement that she 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. (We) request that we give family the space they deserve at the moment," the statement read.

Doctors said that the 90-year-old was “critical” and “on ventilator”. 

Later in the day, she was shifted to the ICU and had to be put on life-support, sources said. “She is suffering from pneumonia along with left ventricular failure. She continues to be critical, but there has been some improvement in her condition over the last few hours,” said internal medicine physician, Dr Pratit Samdani.

In the wee hours of Monday, Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to hospital after she complained of breathlessness.

Bollywood stars Poonam Dhillon and Shabana Azmi took to their social media handle and prayed for her speedy recovery. 

Shabana Azmi  wrote, “@mangeshkarlata Aadab aur hazaron duayein ke aap fauran achchi hokar sahi salamat ghar aa jayein ..” Poonam Dhillon also requested her fans to pray for Lataji’s health. She wrote, “Request you all to say a prayer for health of @mangeshkarlata ji our irreplaceable precious Indian jewel who is in hospital . The power of prayers is limitless . @adinathmangesh.” 

Lataji's sister Usha Mangeshkar earlier said, "She will be fine. She had developed viral fever and a stomach issue. Aajkal medicines aur technology achchi hai, so it works. But again, as I said she is 90, so we thought that it would be better that we don't treat her at home."

We wish for the Nightingale of India a speedy recovery!