The 92-year-old singer Lata Mangeshkar tested positive for Covid with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on January 9.
“Lata Di is stable. Will come home after the doctors give the nod,” Anusha Srinivsan Iyer, the spokesperson for Mangeshkar, said in a statement. Two days prior, Mangeshkar’s condition was allegedly supposed to be deteriorating and the spokesperson Anusha Srinivsan Iyer had then mentioned the news as a rumor.
“It is disturbing to see false news being circulated. Please note that Lata didi is stable. Continues to be in ICU under treatment of able doctors. Please pray for her quick return home,” Iyer had said. Known as the Queen of Melody and the Nightingale of India, Mangeshkar began her profession at 13 years old in 1942 and has sung more than 30,000 tunes in various dialects.