New Delhi: Varsha Bhosle, daughter of playback singer Asha Bhosle, has committed suicide by shooting herself, reports said. Varsha was a political columnist and journalist based in Mumbai.
Varsha has herself sung playback for some Hindi and Marathi movies. Asha Bhosle is currently in Singapore to attend MIFTA awards (Marathi Culture awards).
Varsha was in her mid-50s and had allegedly attempted suicide once four years ago. She was admitted to Mumbai's Jaslok hospital after a drug overdose in 2008. She stayed by herself in the same locality as her mother.
She has worked as a columnist for The Sunday Observer between 1994 and 1998 and at Rediff between 1997 and 2003. Here is a link to her articles on Rediff.
According to TV reports, she reportedly shot herself at the singer's residence 'Prabhu Kunj' in Peddar Road. Varsha was divorced from freelance sports writer Hemant Kenkre.
The incident occurred around 12:30 pm. Police have arrived on the spot and are investigating. No suicide note has been found from the spot yet. According to police, Varsha pumped two rounds into herself.
The entire area has been cordoned off and people are being restricted from going near the place. A flat in the building is also occupied by Asha's elder sister and singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.