Lata Mangeshkar tests positive for coronavirus, shifted to ICU

Lata Mangeshkar

Veteran Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has tested positive for coronavirus, according to media reports.

The Indian media, quoting Mangeshkar’s niece Rachna, reported that the 92-year-old musician has been shifted to ICU after she was diagnosed with Covid.

However, Rachna said Lata Mangeshkar has mild symptoms.

Rachna further said, “She is doing fine and has been kept in ICU only for precautionary reasons considering her age.”

She also urged the fans for prayers, saying “Please respect our privacy and keep Didi in your prayers.”

The 92-year-old singer has recorded songs in more than 1,000 Hindi films in several languages. She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Bharat Ratna, among other honours.

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