Kolkata: The famous versatile singer Asha Bhosle ,who has been into playback singing for the past six decades, will be awarded Banga Bibhushan, at a function on May 21.
The Chief Minister had introduced the Banga Bibhushan and Banga Bhushan awards, after coming to power in 2011. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be handing over the award to the versatile singer.
According to sources in the state secretariat, author Samaresh Majumdar will also be awarded Banga Bibhusan, while footballer Subrata Bhattacharya will be getting Banga Bhushan. Some more eminent people will also be awarded with the highest civilian award of the state.
In the past six decades Asha Bhosle did playback singing for thousands of films and also recorded many private albums. The singer, who is known for her versatility in singing, has also sung several Bengali songs.
Chaddobeshi, Ekanta Apon and Jiban Saikate are some of the many Bengali movies in which Bhosle’s songs have touched the heart of the Bengalis. Many of her Bengali songs were also converted from Hindi and those include Chokhe Name Bristi, Gunjone Dole Je Bhramar and Gungun Gunje. She has also sung Bengali songs composed by Nachiketa Ghosh and Sudhin Dasgupta.