The 78-year-old has reportedly recorded up to 11,000 solos, duets and chorus-backed songs in over 20 Indian languages since 1947.
Asha - who has evergreen numbers like Dum maro dum, Mehbooba mehbooba (Sholay), Piya tu ab to aaja (Caravan) and Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko (Yaadon ki Baraat) to her credit - was conferred with the Guinness honour at the Asian awards function held in London, a statement said.
The singer is elated with the record. "Aaj sahi mayne mein mujhe aisa lag raha hai ki mein world ki recognised singer hogayi hu. Mujhe ye pata tha key sabse zyada mere recorded songs hai phir bhi main aaj tak chup rahi (Today, I truly feel I am a world recognised singer. I always knew I have the maximum number of songs to my credit, still I never said anything all this while," Asha said.
She thanked music researcher Vishwas Nerurkar for helping her get the Guinness title.
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