HT THIS DAY: October 19, 2001 — Asha Bhonsle gets Dada Saheb Phalke award for her contribution to cinema | Latest News India

New Delhi- This is one award over which there will probably be no dispute. Asha Bhonsle was at this time honoured with the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for her contribution to cinema. In the world of Indian movies, there isn’t any larger prize. And there isn’t any argument over Asha Bhonsle’s greatness.

“I am very happy. It is a great honour for me,” stated Asha when she heard in regards to the award. But the information would even have been music to the ears of the huge legion of her followers all over the world.

For practically half a century, her voice has captivated audiences in India and overseas. O.P. Nayyar followers get nostalgic once they hear her songs and the MTV technology faucets its toes to remixed variations.

Asha lived for a few years below the shadow of her equally widespread sister, Lata Mangeshkar, who was initially most popular by music composers within the extremely aggressive music atmosphere of the fifties.

When Asha was struggling, Lata, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum and Suraiya had been all family names. Nayyar took her below his wing and he or she rendered a number of the most memorable solo numbers heard in Hindi movies.

“Piya, piya na laage mora jiya…” from Phagun and “Le ke pehia, pehia pyar…” (CID) with Shamshad and Rafi ushered in not solely an period of melody but additionally gave Punjabi folks music a giant increase.

It was O.P Nayyar who, by by no means ever utilizing Lata’s voice, grew to become instrumental in shaping Asha’s career. The two, nonetheless, parted methods through the making of Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye when Asha sang her final music for Nayyar, “Chain se humko kabhi…”

Asha’s parting with Nayyar coincided with the start of one other nice partnership: this time with Rahul Dev Burman, whom she finally married.

The Pancham-Asha mixture took the world of music by storm and hit after hit resulted. “Chura liya hai tumnejo dil ko, nazar nahin churana sanam…” from Yaadon Ki Barat and “O mere sona re, sona re, sona…” from Teesri Manzil are simply two songs that come to thoughts.

Asha Bhonsle hasn’t simply survived via the ages. She has thrived. From working with Shankar-Jaikishan for Raj Kapoor’s magnum opus Mera Naam Joker to singing playback for Karisma Kapoor in Dil To Pagal Hai she has performed all of it.

Of course, her followers would say, there’s tons extra to come.

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