Humaree Asha ji ....
So much has been said already.
She still enthralls us with the verve and superb rendition of her classics like ...
" O mere Sona re Sona re ..Sona ..de doongi jaan judaa mat hona re
maine tujhe jarra der mei jaana, hua kasoor khafaa mat hona re ..
O mere Sona re sona re Sonaaaa .........."
Ab ke baras bhej Bhaiyya ko Baabul, sawan mei leejo bulay re ..
Lautengeen jab mere bachpan kee Sakhiyaan, deejo sandesha bhijay re
every time I hear the pathos woven into her voice it brings a lump to my throat & tears sail in my eyes ..Sigh !!
" Le gayee legayee ...Dil le gayee le gayee ///"
from DTPH brings on a mastee ka mood no matter what it was b4 !
A TRUE artist's caliber has this POWER over us
-- to pull us into their ORB of emotions , both happy or sad .
The quicker any artist can leave his / or / her imprint on our mind & soul and the quicker we react to it determines the GENIUS of that ART & the artist !!
B it a painting by Rembrandt, Piccasso or a poem by Shelly or Wordsworth or a Drama by Shakespear or Kalidasa ....
they all are "alive" even after their Century & time has passed because
of their Genius.
Thus i put our dearest ASHA JI ............Equal among the above.
With her Elder Badi DIDI = Latadi ! ( whom I adore & worship )