Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar Hospitalized after complaints of Breathing

Mangeshkar had developed pneumonia and left ventricular failure, sources said. She has lent her voice to over 1,000 songs in Hindi alone.


MUMBAI| The Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Breach Candy hospital in the late hours of Sunday after she complained of breathing difficulties, sources of Hospital said.

“She was brought to the hospital at about 2 am. She is critical and in ICU,” a hospital insider told PTI. A source said that she had developed pneumonia and left ventricular failure.

Mangeshkar, who turned 90 this September, has lent her voice to over 1,000 songs in Hindi alone, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour in the country, in 2001.

She is named as Queen of Melody, Voice of the Nation, Voice of the Millennium, Nightingale of India. One of the most respected playback singers in India. Lata Mangeshkar, who has sung in over 36 Indian languages, was born on September 28, 1929.

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The Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner was also awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour and is only the second vocalist, after MS Subbulakshmi, to receive this. In fact, even France conferred her with its highest civilian award (Officer of the Legion of Honour) in 2007.

From Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya from Mughal-e-Azam (1960) to Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960) to Rangeela Re from Prem Pujari (1970) or even Jiya Jale in Dil Se, the singer has lent her voice to a number of timeless classics over the years.

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