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Yash Chopra memorial award goes to singer Asha Bhosale


IANS
Mumbai
Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale was conferred the coveted"5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award"at a function held here late on Friday.
Maharashtra Governor CV Rao gave away the award to Bhosale, which has been instituted in the memory of legendary producer-director Yash Raj Chopra who passed away in October 2012.
The award carrying a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a gold bracelet has been instituted by philanthropist and MP T Subbarami Reddy, in association with Anu Ranjan, President of Indian Televiation Academy, and Shashi Ranjan, Chairman and Managing Director, ITA School of Performing Arts.
"Asha Bhosale is one of the most versatile playback singers who has sung different genres of songs such as 'Lavni', ghazals and Pop songs with the same grace and perfection as she rendered devotional songs,"Rao said.
Paying tributes to her singing abilities, the Governor described her as"India's Ambassador to the world of music"and lauded her for taking Indian music to the global stage.

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