Mumbai: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle on Friday was honoured with the fifth Yash Chopra Memorial Award. The 84-year-old, who was felicitated by veteran actor Rekha, reflected upon her journey of over six decades and even reminisced her first meeting with the late Yash Chopra.
Asha was conferred with Yash Chopra Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to the Hindi film industry.
Both Rekha and Asha were dressed in cream-and-gold sarees. While presenting the award to the singer, Rekha said that she has a special place in her heart for Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar.
Yash Chopra's wife Pamela Chopra, filmmakers Boney Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, singer Alka Yagnik, actor Padmini Kohlapure, scriptwriter Honey Irani, and Anu and Shashi Ranjan were part of the award jury panel.
Also present at the event were Jackie Shroff, Parineeti Chopra and Poonam Dhillon. Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao was also present at the award ceremony.
The award has been instituted by MP T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of late director Yash Chopra, who died in 2012. The award also carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
The previous recipients of the award were Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Shah Rukh Khan.
(With IANS inputs)