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Daughter of Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle commits suicide

Varsha Bhosle, 56, daughter of legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle, commits suicide in Mumbai.

Varsha Bhosle, the daughter of legendary Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle, pictured, commited suicide today in her Mumbai home.
Varsha Bhosle, the daughter of legendary Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle, pictured, commited suicide today in her Mumbai home.

MUMBAI // Varsha Bhosle, the daughter of playback singer Asha Bhosle, committed suicide at their Peddar Road residence in Mumbai today.

Varsha, 56, shot herself at around 12.30pm (11am UAE) according to Indian police investigating at the scene, adding that a suicide note has been found.

The area surrounding the Bhosle residence has been cordoned off. Varsha lives with her mother, who is currently attending a function in Singapore. A flat in the building is also occupied by Asha's elder sister and singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.

Varsha, who worked as a freelance journalist, was divorced and had also tried to commit suicide in 2008 and 2010.