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What is the link between songs like 'Kevha Tari Pahate', 'Ushakkal Hota Hota', 'Mi Maja Harpun Basle Ga' and 'Tarun Aahe Ratra Ajuni'? Well, all these songs have taken birth through the writings of ace Marathi poet Suresh Bhat and the melodious voice of the evergreen Asha Bhosle, who, at the age of 82, sings with the same youthfulness and passion that defines her.

And that is exactly why '82', a Marathi pop album by Mandar Agashe, brings back the magic of Suresh Bhat's songs through Asha Bhosle's voice and is sure to strike a chord with listeners. In this endeavour, Mandar Agashe has decorated six of Suresh Bhat's ghazals including 'Oth', 'Aasavanche', 'Barsun', 'Ha Asa Chandra', 'Toran', and 'Divas He Jaati Kase' with his musical touch of pop, reggae, blues, and rock.

About the album '82', Asha Bhosle said, "I had a long association with Suresh Bhat and have a lot of memories about him. With this album, I will relive those memories. I don't need to tell you how powerful his words were and, with the album, that power can be experienced again. Mr. Bhat always wanted to record these ghazals in the pop and rock genres and it is good to see Mandar fulfilling that wish. I just wish Mr. Bhat was among us today."

Mandar added, "I met Suresh Bhat for the first time in 1994 and since then he had the desire to record his ghazals sung by Asha Bhosle in the pop genre. Today, Suresh Kaka isn't among us but his dream has come true. The music arrangement of the album has been done by Derek Julian, while Ravi Vedant has arranged the drums and percussions."

True music lovers can download these songs from www.82pop.in a website specially created for this album. All the Asha Bhosle Fans, there is a contest at this website www.82pop.in where you can create a video on these songs. Asha Bhosle herself will choose the best video for the creation of Video Album. Please visit the website for the details. Last date for submission of video is 8 June 2016.

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