LATA IN HOSPITAL … Lata Mangeshkar out of danger, at Mumbai hospital, says family

MUMBAI: Queen of Melody, Lata Mangeshkar is in a serious condition in a city hospital, where she was admitted two days ago, but the family came up with a statement that the 90-year-old has crossed the critical stage. “She is stable and better,” the family said on Wednesday.
“Lata-di is stable and much better. Thank you very much for your prayers. We are waiting for her to be at her best so she can be home soon,” the family said  and thanks fans for their support and their concern for the family’s privacy.
It was on Monday that she was taken to the Breach Candy Hospital with breathing and other problems. She has a long innings in singing since she turned it into a career in 1942, and won honours including Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the highly prestigious award for film personalities, the Dadasaheb Phalke award.
She sang in some 36 languages, over 50,000 songs, and is known as the Nightingale of India. In Bollywood, she excelled as playback singer, music director and producer. Lata was born in Indore, in a Maharashtrian Brahmin family, with links also to Goa. IHN-NN

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