Varsha Bhosle

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Varsha Bhosle
Native name वर्षा भोसले
Born Nagpur, India
Died 8 October 2012(2012-10-08) (aged 55–56)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater Elphinstone College
Occupation Singer, Columnist
Spouse(s) Hemant Kenkre (–1998)
Parent(s) Asha Bhosle (mother)
Ganpatrao Bhosle (father)

Varsha Bhosle (Marathi: वर्षा भोसले) (1956 –8 October 2012) was an Indian singer, journalist and writer based in Mumbai. She was the daughter of Indian playback singer, Asha Bhosle.[1]


Varsha was a professional Hindi and Bhojpuri playback singer, and appeared in concerts with her mother. Varsha finished school from Hill Grange High School, on Pedder Road, Mumbai, in 1973, with an ISC.[2] She studied Political Science at Elphinstone College, which is affiliated with Bombay University in Mumbai.[2]

She wrote columns for the Indian web portal Rediff[3] during 1997 - 2003; columns for The Sunday Observer during 1994 - 1998; and for Gentleman magazine in 1993.[1] She also wrote a few articles for the Times of India and for Rakshak - The Protector police magazine.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She lived in Mumbai with her mother. She had married a sports writer and public relations professional Hemant Kenkre but the couple divorced in 1998. On 9 September 2008, she reportedly attempted suicide by taking an overdose of prescribed medicine, after which she was admitted to Mumbai's Jaslok hospital.[4][5] On 8 October 2012, Varsha committed suicide at her residence in Mumbai.[1] She shot herself in the head at her Prabhu Kunj residence in Mumbai.[1] Her body was discovered by her mother's driver and maid in a pool of blood on the sofa in her home.[1][2][5] Mumbai Police later confirmed the suicide and said she shot herself with a licensed weapon.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Why did Asha Bhosles daughter Varsha commit suicide? Police clueless". Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Varsha Bhosle: Asha Bhosle's daughter had a troubled life - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  3. ^ Archive of Varsha Bhosle's articles on Rediff | Access Date: 05-Feb-2012
  4. ^ Asha's daughter in hospital after pill overdose News article adverse reaction | Retrieved on 2012-02-05
  5. ^ a b c "'Gautam's death depressed Asha Bhosle's daughter'". Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Varsha Bhosle, daughter of Asha Bhosle, commits suicide". The Times of India. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Asha Bhosles daughter varsha bhosle commits suicide". Dainik Jagran. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012.