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Lata Mangeshkar rushed to hospital; niece says singer is ‘stable and recovering’

Lata Mangeshkar's niece Rachana Shah slammed reports suggesting the legendary singer is critical.

By: Entertainment Desk | Mumbai | Updated: November 11, 2019 9:51:45 pm
Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar turned 90 on September 28. (Express archive photo)

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to Breach Candy hospital in the early hours of Monday.

Hospital sources told PTI that the singer was admitted to the hospital after she complained of breathing difficulties. The singer, who turned 90 on September 28, is in a critical condition, they said.

“She was brought to hospital at about 2 am. She is critical and in ICU,” a hospital insider told PTI.

However, Lata Mangeshkar’s niece Rachana Shah has slammed reports suggesting the singer is critical. Rachana told indianexpress.com, “Not at all true. Not critical. In fact stable and recovering. She was down with a viral infection. On path of recovery. She will be fine soon.”

She added, “We could have treated her at home. But we decided to get her to hospital. It’s close to our home plus treatment is thorough.”

Lata Mangeshkar, who has lent her voice to over 1,000 songs in Hindi alone, has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke award.

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