Playback singer Asha Bhosle, who has enthralled the music lovers for over six decades has been honoured with Music Living Legend Award at the grand ceremony of fourth edition of the Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GiMA) 2014 held on Monday night (January 20, 2014). This award was given in recognition to her wonderful contributions to music industry. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor presented her this honour.
Having started her singing career in 1943, Asha Bhosle has crooned for over a thousand Bollywood movies in the last sixty years. She has recorded several private albums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. She has received many awards including IIFA, Filmfare, National film awards. This is for the first time, she is getting an honour from GiMA Awards.
On this award night, Asha Bhosle paid a tribute to late husband and music maestro R D Burman. The legendary playback singer brought in a wave of nostalgia with popular renditions like ‘Mera Naam Shabnam', 'Dum Maro Dum', 'Gulaabi Chehera', 'Aa Dekhe Zara' and 'Piya Tu Ab To Aaja' on the occasion, which witnessed the performance of Aditya Narayan, Shefali Alvares, Ankit Tiwari, Sreeram, Bhoomi, Aditi Singh Sharma, Siddharth Mahadevan and Nikhil Paul George.
GiMA Awards is meant to honour the talents in a wide range of film and non-film music genres. The fourth edition of the awards was held at the National Sports Club of India stadium in Worli, Mumabi. It was a starry and glitzy event, which was hosted by actor Ranveer Singh, comedian Kapil Sharma and TV actor Manish Paul.