Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be conferred with the Maharashtra Bhushan award 2020.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the award committee today. The meeting was chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
"Famous singer Asha Bhosale has been awarded the Maharashtra Bhushan Award for the year 2020. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Maharashtra Bhushan Award Selection Committee chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray. The Chief Minister later congratulated Ashatai," CMO tweeted.
The 87-year-old singer started her career in 1943 and has sung numerous songs across genres and languages. In 2011, she was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history. The Government of India has honoured her with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh, Shree 420 (1955), Eena Meena Deeka, Aasha (1957), Haal Kaisa Jai Janaab Ka, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Abhi Na Jao Chod Kar, Hum Dono (1962), Parde Mein Rehne Do, Shikar (1968), Dum Maro Dum, Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), Chura Liya Hai Tumne, Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973), Pyaar Karnewale, Shaan (1980), and Dil Cheez Kya Hai, Umrao Jaan (1981) are some of her most popular songs.
Maharashtra Bhushan award:
The Maharashtra Bhushan was first awarded in 1996. It was initially conferred to the personalities working in the fields of Literature, Art, Sport, and Science. Later, the fields of Social Work, Journalism, and Public Administration and Health Services were included. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, a memento and citation.
Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Bhimsen Joshi, Baba Amte, Raghunath Mashelkar, Ratan Tata, Jayant Narlikar, Babasaheb Purandare, etc. have earlier been awarded with the Maharashtra Bhushan.