NEW DELHI, Jan 12 — Bollywood singing legend Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Mumbai hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
The 92-year-old icon of Hindi cinema has developed Covid-induced pneumonia and will remain under observation in the ICU, local media reported.
“Singer Lata Mangeshkar continues to be in the ICU ward. She will be under observation for 10-12 days,” one doctor said.
Mangeshkar was treated for a chest infection and breathing problems in November 2019 at the same hospital.
The playback singer has sung thousands of songs in different languages, including Hindi, Marathi and Bengali, in a career spanning seven decades.
She has received some of India’s best-known national awards, including the highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna. — Bernama