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Melody Queen Asha Bhosle turns 85

As Asha tai turns 85 on Saturday, we bring you six songs from her career which are apt for different moods and a must in every playlist

Mumbai: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle has turned 85 today and we cannot thank her enough for timeless classics that she has given to us.

At her prime, Asha always remained in the shadows of her older sister. She is, nonetheless, a tremendous talent and increasingly liked more. Her forte has been her magnificent range and versatility rarely has the world seen an artist excel in so many varied genres.

Having said so, the fascination for Asha Bhosle rests not just in her class as a singer of exceptional calibre. Her songs reflect her attitude to life too a fun-filled and a carefree lust for life. Her songs brought out the joy and excitement of youth, the yearning for fulfillment in life, an unabashed celebration of love, longing and lust. Unlike her older sister, coyness wasn’t a quality one associated with her. Above all, her joy for life was more than evident in her singing.

On her birthday, Bollywood fraternity has come forward to wish the melodious queen.

Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to wish her Happy Birthday. She tweeted, “Namaskar. Aaj meri choti behen Asha Bhosle ka janam din hai. Main usko aashirwad deti hun,wo hamesha khush rahe aur gaati rahe ye meri ishwar se prarthana.”

Shabana Azmi wrote, “Its Asha Bhonslejis birthday. Salgirah mubarak ho Ashaji and thank you for the songs .Ab ke aiyo barkha bidesi from Namkeen continues to haunt me . Garv hota hai ke hum us des ke baasi hain jis des mein Ashaji janmi hain.”

Bollywood actress Radhika Apte didn’t leave the golden opportunity to pay tribute to the veteran songstress.  In this special birthday tribute, Radhika along with choreographer Terence Lewis performed on the medley of Aaj rapat jaye from Namk HalaalJaane do na from Sagar. The performance was electric and left the audiences in awe.

Her versatility has left everyone impressed and has surprised music lovers time and again, as she can add spunk to an item song, a seductive track and even a ghazal with the same gusto.

Her songs have been everyone’s favourite for generations now and continue to be popular even today.

Her unique style of singing dominated the 60s and 70s, but her song still being remixed proving that Asha Bhosle is the quintessential queen of melody!

From Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera to Tanha Tanha Yahan Pe Jeena, Ashaji has proved that she is the undisputed star.

As Asha tai turns 85 on Saturday, we bring you six songs from her career which are apt for different moods and a must in every playlist.

Dum Maro Dum from Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 2 Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon ka andhera from Mere Sanam, 3 Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja from Caravan, 4 In aankhon ki masti ke mastaane hazaaron hai, Justju jis ki thi usko toh na paaya hum ne and Yeh kyaa jageh hai doston yeh kaunsa dayaar hai from Umrao Jaan, Rangeela, Mera kuch samaan from Ijaazat.

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Siddharth Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat

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