The legendary singing diva Asha Bhosle has lost her elder son Hemant Bhosle. Hemant 66 was suffering from a terminal disease and passed away on Saturday September 26 in Scotland.
However Asha tai, as she is affectionately called, was not informed of the tragedy immediately as she was to perform at a concert in Singapore.
This is the second offspring Asha Bhosle has lost in three years. Coincidentally Ashatai was performing live in Singapore when her daughter had ended her life.
On Oct 8, 2012 while Ashaji was performing at a live concert in Singapore, her daughter Varsha committed suicide by shooting herself. Ashaji returned to Mumbai in haste to face up to the tragedy.
By a bizarre coincidence Asha Bhosle was once again performing at a live concert in Singapore when her son Hemant passed away on September 26.
There was fear in the Mangeshkar-Bhosle family that Ashaji in her frail twilight years may not be able to take the death of a second progeny. We wish the bereaved mother strength to bear the pain.
Hemant Bhosle started off as a music composer in films like Anil Sharma’s Shradhanjali, Eshmayeel Shroff’s Agar and Taxi Taxi in which Hemant fulfilled his dream of bringing his mother and aunt together in the song ‘Laayee Kahaan Ae Zindagi‘.
Life is indeed hard to predict.