Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted to hospital three weeks ago after she was diagnosed with pneumonia, returned home on Sunday. The 90-year-old singer, who was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai after she complained of difficulty in breathing on November 11, took to Twitter to update her fans about her health and thanked them for their prayers and well wishes.
"For the past 28 days, I was at Breach Candy hospital. I was diagnosed with pneumonia. The doctors preferred that I extend my stay in hospital and go home when completely healthy.
Namaskaar, For the past 28 days, I was at Breach Candy hospital.. I was diagnosed with pneumonia. The (cont) https://t.co/nHAQuCozF9— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 8, 2019
Today, I am back home with the blessings of Mai and Baba I have my deepest gratitude to all my well wishers all over. Your prayers and good wishes have worked and I humbly bow down to each one of you," Mangeshkar wrote on the microblogging site.
Namaskaar,— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 8, 2019
A special thank you, again to the team of doctors who treated me with utmost care and love.
Dr. Pratit Samdani, Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Dr. Zareer Udwadia, Dr Nishit Shah, Dr. Janardan Nimbolkar and Dr. Rajeev Sharma.
The veteran singer also expressed gratitude to the team of doctors who treated her.
"My doctors at Breach Candy have been my guardian angels and I stand in eternal gratitude to each one of them. The nursing staff has been exceptional. Your endless love and blessings are precious".
One user wrote: "Happy to read you are fine. Tum jiyo hazaaro saal."
Another one tweeted: "Stay happy always mam."
The iconic singer turned 90 on September 28 this year. She 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 history. Mangeshkar had reportedly sung over 25,000 songs between 1948 and 1974.