Lata and Asha together again

Bollywood’s singing legends – sisters Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle – shared a stage after a long time at the Chevrolet Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA).

Asha, along with music maestro AR Rahman presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lata, who is a Bharat Ratna awardee.

"She is so big that you are always at a loss of words in front of her. I feel happy in presenting this award to her," Asha said at the event here.

Added Rahman: "If my father would have been alive today, he would have really felt nice. My mother used to tell me that my father had a picture of Lataji in a white sari. After getting up in the morning, he used to look at that and compose songs. I’m so happy that I got the opportunity of presenting this award to her," he added.

"I’m very happy on getting this award. An artiste should not put a full stop to his art after getting a lifetime achievement award. The achievement should continue always. Should not ever say that it’s over and this is the end. I believe in that," said Lata Mangeshkar.

The award presentation was preceded by a special performance by music composers like Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendosa, Uttam Singh, Raju Singh, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant and Shantanu Moitra. The performance was a tribute to Lata.

Bollywood celebs present at the event included Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Sophie Choudry, Sonu Sood and Deepika Padukone.(IANS)

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