Asha Bhosle turns 77

Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosle, who has lent her voice to more than 12,000 songs, turned 77 today and megastar Amitabh Bachchan was among those who wished her.
The versatile singer who has lent her voice to everything from cabarets to bhajans, is in Singapore for a concert. Her friends and fans meanwhile took to micro blogging website Twitter to convey their birthday wishes.

“Asha ji, janm divas ki dher sari shubhkamanayein..Aap swasth rahen aur sukhi sampann rahen yahi ishwar se prarthana hai. (My best wishes on your birthday. May God keep you in good health and shower you with wealth and happiness),” tweeted Bachchan.

The evergreen singer who loves to keep pace with changing times had joined Twitter a few months ago and thanked her fans for the messages. “Friends, brothers and sisters, once again thank you for your well wishes and b’day greetings. Talk to you soon from Singapore,” wrote Bhosle.

The younger sister of another living legend Lata Mangeshkar, Bhosle also holds the distinction worldwide of having sung in most languages. Her repertoire includes songs in Hindi, Assamese, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay and Malayalam.

The voice behind hits like ‘In ankhon ki masti’, ‘Sona re’ and ‘Rangeela’, Bhosle continues to enjoy a career high. Her upcoming ventures include a record with tabla maestro Shujat Khan and a duet with none other than rock icon Carlos Santan.

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