Happy B’day Asha Bhosle: Age is just a number for your timeless songs too!
After singing for almost six decades in 20 Indian languages, Asha Bhosle continues to woo us with her voice. She has not only contributed her voice to Indian songs but has also sung in several foreign languages.
The veteran songstress has turned 85 today but age just seems to be a number for this melody queen.
Born on September 8, 1933, Asha taai, as her fans like to fondly call her, has given us musical gems in the form of melodious film songs, pop numbers, traditional Indian classical tracks, qawwalis, folk songs, and even Rabindra sangeets.
If she could do playback singing for Sadhana, she could also do the same for Karishma Kapoor in Dil Toh Pagal Hai.
On the occasion of her birthday today, we take the opportunity to thank the multi-faceted singer for bringing melody in our lives day after day, for as long as we can recollect.
In Aankhon Ki Masti, Umrao Jaan (1981)
Penned by Shahryar, In Aankhon Ki Masti was sung by Asha Bhosle. The song also bagged her the National Award for Best Playback Singer (Female).
Aiye Meherbaan, Howraah Bridge (1958)
Aaiye Meherbaan is another timeless song when it comes to Asha Bhosle. Featuring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala, the song never gets old and will forever remain our all time favourite number.
Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar, Hum Dono (1961)
The song is perhaps one of the most romantic numbers of all times and is sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle. On everyone’s playlist even today, it surely is a song to tune into on her birthday.
Aao Huzoor Tumko Sitaron Mein Le Chaloo, Kismat (1968)
Romance is incomplete if this song is not on your playlist!
Manmohan Desai directorial movie ‘Kismat’ released in 1968 had three popular songs out of which Aao Huzoor Tumko Sitaaron Mein was recorded by Asha Bhosle. This wonderful song was composed by the very famous O.P. Nayyar. The collaboration of OP Nayyar and Asha Bhosle has led to many a chart busters in the past, but this is a timeless classic in itself.
Duniya Mein Logon Ko, Apna Desh (1972)
The disco song was a musical experiment by Asha Bhosle. . And this song featured on Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaaz from the film Apna Desh is one of those songs in which she has experimented with this aspect.
Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja, Caravan (1971)
Helen’s killer dance moves along with Asha Bhosle’s vivacious vocals, could anything be better? We honestly think that if it hadn’t been for Ashaji’s vocals, the song wouldn’t have been half the hit it was back in those days. The song also fetched Asha Bhosle, a Filmfare Award for the Best Female Singer.