Legendary singer Asha Bhosle recently received the Newsmakers Achievers’ Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 held on May 1. The event was like a gathering of stars on the earth. Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, whose name is synonymous to versatility and the one who has sung in more than 20 Indian and foreign languages, said, “Receiving awards are always a great feeling. While I don’t like to receive any random award, the Newsmakers Achievers Lifetime Achievement Award is special and exceptional to be honoured with. My heartfelt thanks to the juries for choosing me for this Award.”
The event was also marked by the presence of Padma Vibhushan Dr. Kanak Rele, veteran and celebrated singer Bappi Lahiri, Pandit Ajay Pohankar, and stalwart of hospitality Dr. Vithal Kamat, yesteryear actress Moushumi Chatterjee. While Moushumi Chatterjee received the Newsmakers Achievers’ Lifetime Achievement Award 2019, the other dignitaries held the stage to felicitate the Lifetime Achievers.
Kathak legend and Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj spoke to Afternoon Voice and said, “There’s no one as compared to Asha Bhosle on this planet. The versatility in her voice is unparalleled. This talented singer can sing a ghazal and a peppy Bollywood number with amazing levels of ease, energy, and style. She is an effortless singer. This country would always be thankful to have such legends and talents. She deserves much more in life. I wish her all the good luck.”
Speaking of this award, Padma Bhushan Dr. Kanak Rele expressed, “Although Asha is younger to me, it is an honour to appreciate a legendary singer and personality like Asha Bhosle. She is one purely talented, humble, down to earth artist of this country. This evening was very special for me because I got the opportunity to compliment her. I will always count the Newsmakers Achievers’ Award 2019 as one of the great evenings of my life.”
Calling Asha Bhosle an unmatchable outstanding singer, Bappi Lahiri said, “My heartfelt good wishes to the NBC Group Editor Vaidehi. Newsmakers Achievers’ Award is an exceptional event to honour the achievers and I was too honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award last year. It’s a delight to be a part of such an event. She is in true sense a star on the earth. She is an outstanding singer. No one in the world is as versatile as Asha Ji. I and Asha Ji have sung more than 500 songs together and it was an honour to share the stage with Asha Bhosle. My good wishes are for Newsmakers Achievers’ Award.”
The Newsmakers Achievers’ Award 2019 was dedicated to helping the Kashmiri orphan girls’ education. Orphan girls have to undergo various hardships in life as they lack parental support. They have to rely on NGOs for getting education in life. Our firm has taken a small initiative to support the education of Kashmiri orphan girls. Participation of eminent personalities from politics and entertainment field made the function a grand success.
Newsmakers started its glorious journey in 2009 with the launch of “Afternoon Voice” — a Mumbai based daily English newspaper — committed to the common man, and took this endeavour to serve the people of Mumbai and the entire nation with best possible authentic information surrounding our country in an objective manner. Within a short span of time, Newsmakers has got recognition and also carved a niche for itself in the media industry and it continues to add several reputed publications under its wings. All the publications have been successful in drawing the attention of all sections of the society. The year 2010 proved to be a glorious year for the Newsmakers, which was not enough. A step further was needed to recognise and felicitate the unsung heroes of our society and this thought led to the birth of “Newsmakers Achievers’ Award” which honours special people for their outstanding and selfless contribution towards the society. This is a unique event of charity and appreciation.
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