After 28 days in hospital, India’s most beloved singer Lata Mangeshkar finally returned to her home in Prabhu Kunj , Peddar Road to a rousing welcome from her fans well-wishers and friends.
But for those close to her, hoping to visit and meet Lataji, there is disappointment in store. Lataji is allowed no guests , at least not for some time. And it is doubtful whether she will be able to meet even those outside the family who are very close to her, as the family is keeping strict vigil over her routine ensuring she does not strain herself in any way.
Lataji was admitted to hospital on November 11 due to severe lung infection.Since then she has been slowly and steadily recuperating while some twitter users continued to play prophets of doom, declaring her dead.
I recall an earlier incident when Twitter had declared Lataji “no more”
Her voice brimming with mischief , Lataji’s legendary sense of humour had surfaced unannounced when she said, “Every time they kill me off on social media I think a few years are added to my life.”
Welcome back, Lata Didi. We love you more than you would ever know. We need you down here. The gods can take care of themselves.
India’s greatest living artiste Lata Mangeshkar was in the hospital for nearly a month.
While the nosy newshounds lost interest in the story, her millions of devotees across the world remained exceptionally worried about her health. Many from the film industry who are close to Lataji complained of the lack of information on her health from the family.
One of the most respected and iconized actresses of Indian cinema who is a huge fan of Lataji wonders why her family created a cordon of silence around her health.
“I think everyone has the right to know about Lataji’s health. She doesn’t belong to her family alone.She is everybody’s Didi. A member of every Indian household across the world. We are not talking about a routine singer here. There is an imperative need for her fans to know what is happening to her health,” says the superstar-actress.
A leading poet screen writer complains about the lack information on Lataji’s health. “I tried to get information from her family . But I get nothing beyond the routine, ‘She’s doing well’. That is just not enough. If she was in the hospital for a month she was clearly not doing well.Thank God she is home now.”