The Maharashtra Bhushan Selection Committee chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today unanimously selected legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle for the prestigious award.
Maharashtra cultural affairs minister Amit Deshmukh said the Maharashtra Bhushan Puraskar will be given to legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle for the year 2021.
The minister visited the residence of the veteran singer and congratulated her by giving a flower bouquet.
Ms. Bhosle in her reaction said that it is like praises showered upon her by her own family.
She said the threat of COVID-19 still looms large, besides, the devastating heavy rains and floods in Chiplun, Sangli, Kolhapur has caused tremendous loss. Therefore she requested the government to organise the felicitation programme after the situation gets back to normalcy.