Legendary singer Asha Bhosle has been selected for Maharashtra Bhushan Award for the year 2020, the state governement’s highest honour. A meeting of the Maharashtra Bhushan Award Selection Committee was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Cultural Affairs Minister Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister of State Rajendra Patil Yadravkar, Cultural Affairs Secretary Saurabh Vijay and Member Secretary Cultural Affairs Director Bibhishan Chavre.
The award, instituted in 1996 by the state government to recognise distinguished work and achievements of eminent persons from the state, representing different walks of life, carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a citation.
After the election, the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister congratulated Ashatai.