Musical Tribute was given to playback singer Asha Bhosle for completing her 72 years of singing by new playback singer Anuja Sinha on Monday, 4th May, 2015 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.
To celebrate this unique occasion, three cultural societies of Delhi, namely DMS Arohi, Sakha and PECOBA organized a musical program of Asha Bhosle’s Evergreen film songs sung by her ardent fan Anuja Sinha who began her stage singing career in a program of cultural society SAKHA in 1990 and has just made a debut as a playback singer in Hindi feature film “Just Thirty Minutes” produced and directed by Yesudas BC. She sang.
While the film industry has now entered into its 84th year of singing, playback singer Asha Bhosle stands out as the only singer who has completed 72 years of her singing career and continues to sing. Born on Sept 8, 1933 when the era of singing was just two years old, Asha Bhosle had started singing in 1943 at the age of 10. The 82 years old Asha Bhosle not only holds the record of longest innings as a singer but also is entered into “Guiness Book of Records” for having sung more than 11,000 songs in 20 Indian Languages, the biggest in the world.
Also Pecoba Awards to outstanding engineers of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (Renamed as PEC University of Technology) were bestowed by Prof Dr Manoj Arora, Director PEC on JR Mahajan,( President, Indian Cluster of Mechatronics, Mumbai) and Mohit Shrivastava (CEO, Embedded Control Systems, Chandigarh).
Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest Ambassador Deepak Vohra narrated his personal interactions with Asha Bhosle and said “ She is a unique singer who can switch over from a bhajan or a melancholy song to a rock song instantly”.
The Presiding Officer, Prof Manoj Arora said “PEC was formed in 1921 in Lahore and belongs to the time period in between the era of silent movies and talkie movies”.
President of DMS Aarohi Mr Pankaj Mathur who is himself a singer said that he will try to invite Asha Bhosle in his next program. The singers of evening included Anuja Sinha, Pankaj Mathur, Rakesh Kala, Pratibha Asthana, Chandni, Mumtaz, Kapil Tiwari and Mahender Sharma and sang many beautiful songs such as ‘Mera Kuch Samaan Tumhare Paas Pada Hai’, ‘Paanch Rupaiyya’ and many more. The program which was planned and produced by Pankaj Mathur was compered and scripted by Satpal Narang with orchestration by Doremi under leadership of Satish Popli.