Update: Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar back from hospital, recovering

Mumbai: Bollywood playback legend Lata Mangeshkar had to be rushed to Breach Candy Hospital here in the early hours of Monday when she complained of breathing problem. She was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit. As per the latest reports, she was discharged from the hospital and is recovering.

Mangeshkar had developed pneumonia and left ventricular failure following which she was rushed to the hospital.

Mangeshkar turned 90 on September 28. The iconic singer became a recipient of India’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 2001. She has recorded songs in over 36 Indian languages.

Born on September 28, 1929, she has also been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award and France’s highest civilian award, Officer of the Legion of Honour, besides numerous national and international awards.

In 1974, the Guinness Book of Records ranked her as the most recorded artiste in the history. She had reportedly sung over 25,000 songs between 1948 and 1974.

Mangeshkar, who has been active on social media despite her advancing age, on Sunday wished actress Padmani Kolhapure good luck for the upcoming film “Panipat”.


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