According to Dr Pratit Samdani who is treating her at the Breach Candy Hospital, Mangeshkar has shown signs of marginal improvement.

Lata Mangeshkar: Lata Mangeshkar off ventilator but still in ICU, under observation, says doctorFile Photo/PTI
news COVID-19 Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 11:18

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has been put off ventilator but is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the doctor treating her said on Saturday. The 92-year-old singer tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on January 8 where she is being treated by Dr Pratit Samdani and his team of doctors. According to Samdani, Mangeshkar has shown signs of marginal improvement. 

She has been off the ventilator for two-and-half days but continues to be under observation. She has been put off the ventilator because of marginal improvement in her health. Her health condition demands her to be in the ICU, Samdani told PTI.

Earlier, Mangeshkar's niece Rachna Shah had told PTI: “She is mild COVID positive. Considering her age, doctors advised us that she should be in the ICU because she requires constant care. And we cannot take a chance. As a family we want the best and want to ensure she has 24X7 care.”

Regarded as one of Indian cinema's greatest playback singers, Mangeshkar started her career at the age of 13 in 1942 and has sung over 30,000 songs in various Indian languages.

In her over seven-decade career, she has been the voice behind various memorable tracks such as Ajeeb dastan hai ye, Pyar kiya to darna kya, Neela asman so gaya, and Tere liye, among others.

The singer -- known as Melody Queen of India -- has been lauded with numerous awards and honours including the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan and the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, and multiple National Film Awards.

She is also a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.

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