Asha Bhosle’s son Hemant dead, loses battle with cancer

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2015 16:05 IST
Asha Bhosle’s son Hemant has composed music for a number of Marathi films with songs like Shaarad Sundar and Yeu Kashi Priya being very popular. (HT Photo)

Legendary Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle’s son and composer Hemant Bhosle died on September 28, 2015 in Scotland. He had been battling cancer for many years.

The 66-year-old music director is known for his Marathi compositions such as Shaarad Sundar and Yeu Kashi Priya, both of which were sung by his mother, reports Times of India.

This is the second loss for the singer, who lost her daughter Varsha in 2012. The singer-journalist was suffering from depression and committed suicide three years ago in Mumbai.

At the time of Hemant’s death, Asha Bhosle was in Singapore performing to a 5000-strong audience at the Star Performing Arts Centre on Friday. She was informed about the death after her performance finished, reports DNA.

Listen to a Hindi film song composed by Hemant Bhosle here:

The relationship between the singer and her son has been strained for over a decade ever since he fell out with her daughter-in-law Sajidah alias Rama Bhosle. Incidentally, Monday was Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar’s 86th birthday. Asha Bhosle was to join the celebrations at the latter’s Peddar Road residence, but the event was called off after the sad news came in.

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