Mumbai/Nagpur: Singer Asha Bhosle’s eldest son Hemant, 66, passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was in Scotland in his final days.
Hemant was a music director of considerable talent, having composed songs like ‘Jage jage nainon mein’ for Damaad, Marathi bhavgeet ‘Shaarad sundar’ and ‘Yeu kashi priya’, all of which his mother sang. ‘Shraddhanjali’ and ‘Nazrana Pyar Ka’ became popular too. Ashaji is believed to be flying to Scotland at the earliest. This is her second loss in three years, her daughter Varsha had committed suicide in 2012.
By coincidence, Monday was her sister Lata Mangeshkar’s 86th birthday.