Lata Mangeshkar is stable now, says Asha Bhosle

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, who has been admitted in the ICU of a Mumbai hospital since last month, is critical. Her sister, veteran singer Asha Bhosle told the media persons outside the hospital on Saturday evening that Lata Mangeshkar’s health is improving. “The doctor has said that she is stable now,” she said.

Earlier in the day, as per a statement from her doctor at the Breach Candy Hospital, her health condition had deteriorated.

“The condition of singer Lata Mangeshkar has deteriorated again and she is on a ventilator and critical,” said Dr Pratit Samdhani of Breach Candy Hospital. He said that she is in ICU and is under observation. She was taken off the ventilator last week. Mangeshkar, 92, was admitted to Breach Candy in the first week of January after she contracted Covid.

While speaking to the media stationed outside the hospital, Dr Pratit said, “We are treating her. Her condition is critical but she is tolerating and responding to the treatment.”

The 92-year-old singer was hospitalised on January 11 after testing positive for Covid-19.

Known as the nightingale of India, she is a recipient of India’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna. She has also been honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards.

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