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India’s Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar still in ICU

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India’s all-time great celebrity singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was hospitalised after contracting COVID-19 on Tuesday will remain in the ICU of Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital and kept under observation.

India’s all-time great celebrity singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was hospitalised after contracting COVID-19 on Tuesday will remain in the ICU of Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital and kept under observation.

The famous singer is also suffering from pneumonia.

Dr Pratit Samdani, treating the veteran singer, told news agency PTI, "She continues to be in the ICU under observation. We have to wait and watch. Pray for her recovery. She will continue to remain in the hospital."

On Thursday, the singer's family members stated that she is doing well. Her niece Rachana had said, "She is doing well and we are happy about it. Everyone's prayers have worked. Kindly, keep our privacy in mind."

Lata Mangeshkar, who is popularly known as the 'Nightingale of India,' has during her illustrious career been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award as well as several National and Filmfare Awards. Lata Mangeshkar's last complete album was for 2004 Bollywood release Veer-Zaara.

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