Mumbai, 4 August :Kishore Kumar was born on 4 August 1929 in a small place known as Khandwa located in the state of Madhya Pradesh.Music lovers across the world today are paying tributes to versatile singer Kishore Kumar on his 87th birthday. He is known as a legendary singer who made people laugh and cry with equal ease.
He was born in a typical Bengali family and was the youngest . He was a film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenplay writer. He is considered one of the most successful playback singers of the Hindi film industry.
He had two elder brothers (Ashok Kumar and Anoop Kumar) and a sister (Sati Devi). His father Kunjilal Ganguly was a lawyer by profession and his mother Gauri Devi was from a well-to-do family. When his eldest brother Ashok Kumar became an actor, Kishore Kumar was still quite young. Later on, his second brother also ventured into movies to become an actor.
Think of love, naughtiness ,melancholy,longing, happiness, suffering, longing, friendship or betrayal, a Kishore song will definitely resound in your mind.
There isn’t a generation alive that is not listening and crooning to many of the late Kishore Kumar’s songs.He sang in many other languages also including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Odia, and Urdu. , lyrics writer, director, producer and script writer.
It was his dream to become a famous playback singer and be counted among legends. He would often go to the studios and ask producers if he could sing on the movie’s soundtrack. Initially he could not develop a style of his own but nevertheless he perfectly imitated K.L. Saigal. Once, the great S.D Burman had come to Ashok Kumar’s house to meet up when he heard Kishore singing. He actually thought it was K.L. Saigal singing and inquired if he was there too! When he came to know that it was Kishore singing, he truly appreciated and encouraged the young lad to continue refining his voice but at the same time, develop a style of his own.
Some films that deserve a special mention includes: Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Kinara, Dream Girl, Anurodh, Sharabi, Mr. Natwarlal, Gol Maal, Dostana, Manzil, Padosan, Shalimar, Khatta Meetha, Kasme Vaade, Ghar, Don, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Dilli Ka Thug, etc.
Wefornews wishes the legendary singer a very Happy Birthday.