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Lata Mangeshkar’s health shows ‘slight improvement’: ‘Pray for her speedy healing’

Lata Mangeshkar has been in the ICU at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital since January 11. Her health showed 'slight improvement' on Saturday.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai |
Updated: January 23, 2022 9:36:31 am
lata mangeshkar health updateLata Mangeshkar continues to remain in the ICU. (Photo: Express Archive)

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has been in the ICU of a Mumbai hospital ever since she tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month. On Saturday, Dr Pratit Samdani from Breach Candy Hospital issued a statement about the 92-year-old singer’s health that read, “Singer Lata Mangeshkar is still in the ICU ward but there has been a slight improvement in her health today.”

An update on Lata Mangeshkar’s Twitter handle on Saturday evening read, “Heartfelt request for the disturbing speculation to stop. Update from Dr Pratit Samdani, Breach Candy Hospital. Lata Didi is showing positive signs of improvement from earlier and is under treatment in the ICU. We look forward and pray for her speedy healing and homecoming.”

Lata Mangeshkar was first admitted to the hospital on January 11 after she tested positive for Covid-19. On Friday, the spokesperson for the singer refuted rumours about her ailing health and said, “A sincere appeal. Please do not give wind to any false news. Lata Didi is in the ICU under treatment being treated by Dr Pratit Samdani and his team of doctors. The family and the doctors need their space. Let us pray for Lata Didi’s speedy recovery and return home.”

On Wednesday, the singer was reported to be doing better as a source told indianexpress.com that she had started eating solid food. The source said, “Lata Mangeshkar has started having solid food from the last couple of days and is showing improvement. She is responsive and doing better. She is not on a ventilator.”

Lata Mangeshkar, regarded as one of India’s greatest singing icons, is the recipient of Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour. She has also been awarded Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards in her career spanning eighty years.

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