Sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle are two of India’s legendary playback singers. They were born in the small hamlet of Goar in Sangli, Maharashtra, into the musical Marathi Family of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar. They are now the toast of Bollywood. They have performed all over the world.
Millions tuned into Radio Ceylon to hear the music of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bosle in the 1950s and 1960s on the All Asia Service and the Hindi Service of the radio station.
When Vernon Corea was asked to present ‘London Sounds Eastern’ on BBC Radio London 206 in 1976 he featured the filmi music of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle and introduced them to new audiences in the capital.
Listen to the legendary sisters –
Cornershop recorded a hit single – a tribute to Asha Bohsle – A Brimful of Asha: