Uddhav Thackeray meets ailing Lata Mangeshkar. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Breach Candy hospital on 11 November, 2019 after she complained of breathing difficulties. Her PR team had issued a statement saying, ''Lata Mangeshkar ji had a viral chest congestion. Keeping her age in mind, as a precautionary measure, she has checked in to Breach Candy Hospital in order to ensure antibiotics on time to prevent any more infection. She is stable and recovering.''
On Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the singer at the breach Candy hospital. News agency ANI tweeted, ''Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Lata Mangeshkar at Breach Candy Hospital, today. Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the hospital on 11th November, after she complained of problem in breathing.''
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Lata Mangeshkar at Breach Candy Hospital, today. Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the hospital on 11th November, after she complained of problem in breathing. (file pics) pic.twitter.com/3kr2QvjS6L— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2019
Lata ji's PR team in an earlier statement had said, "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.
In her over seven-decade long career, Mangeshkar has lent her voice for thousands of songs in Hindi, regional and foreign languages. Her last full album was for the late filmmaker Yash Chopra-directed 2004 film Veer Zaara. Mangeshkar recorded her latest song this year - Saugandh Mujhe Is Mitti Ki, which was released on March 30 as a tribute to the Indian Army.
Born on September 28, 1929, Lata Mangeshkar has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 2001. 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.