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Lata Mangeshkar's health improves, still in hospital

The iconic singer was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours of Monday due to viral chest congestion as a "precautionary measure".

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
Mumbai Updated on: November 13, 2019 17:20 IST
On Monday, Lata Mangeshkar's health scare caused a frenzy
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On Monday, Lata Mangeshkar's health scare caused a frenzy on the social media, where some reports claimed that her condition was critical and some said she was discharged.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is still in hospital due to "viral chest congestion", but is much better now.

The iconic singer was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours of Monday due to viral chest congestion as a "precautionary measure".

"Lata di is stable and much better. Thank you very much for your prayers. We are awaiting her to be at her best so she can be home soon. Thank you for being with us and respecting our privacy," her family said on Wednesday.

On Monday, Lata Mangeshkar's health scare caused a frenzy on the social media, where some reports claimed that her condition was critical and some said she was discharged. Her family is keeping her fans and followers updated about her by releasing statements.

The singing legend, who turned 90 on September 28, 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 the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and France's highest civilian award, Officer of the Legion of Honour, besides numerous other national and international awards.

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

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