Today Sep 8 2006 is Asha Bhosle’s birthday.
Her sister, Lata Mangeshkar is the more popular singer and known as the “Nightingale of India” but Asha-ji is my personal favorite. In fact, she is the one singer that I can buy an album unheard and know that I cannot go wrong.
Her trademark songs are youthful and exuberant with a touch of naughtiness, pop. She may be in old in age but she continues to dazzle in new types of music. In fact, she has recently released a new Ganesh rap album called Mangalmurti Ganesh.
I have almost all her CDs and have had the pleasure of attending two of her concerts . She seems to be a humble, down-to-earth person who enjoys life.
For me, she is a true cultural ambassador winning people’s hearts all over the world with her melodious voice.