India’s most iconic and globally loved singer Lata Mangeshkar was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday morning and reported to be in a ‘critical’ condition.

If reports are to be believed the 90-year-old was rushed to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital with breathing difficulties but has since been checked out to recover at home.

Hospital sources claimed Lata had been in intensive care after being rushed for treatment at 1:30am. They also said the nonagenarian was receiving support from a ventilator and was in a ‘critical condition.’

Her family have told news agency PTI that Lata was suffering from a viral chest infection.

“Presently, she is on a path of recovery. We could have treated her at home. But we decided to get her to hospital. It’s close to our home plus treatment is thorough,” they said in a statement.

Lata is worshipped in India and referred to as India’s nightingale.

She has recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi holding the 1974 Guinness Book of World Record for singing the maximum number of songs in the world

Among her many awards and credits Lata was also awarded India’s highest award in cinema – the Dadasaheb Phalke Award – by the Government of India, in 1980 for her extraordinary contribution.

We wish her a speedy recovery and good health.