Kishore Kumar needs no introduction to Indian music lovers. Hailed as one of the best versatile singer ever seen in our bollywood industry, Kishore Da (as he is fondly referred) was a multi talented person having excelled in singing, acting, script writing, screen writing, lyrics and even as composer.
Today, on August 4, millions of fans all over India celebrate his 81st birthday.
Kishore Da’s career started as a member of chorus group of Bombay Talkies where his brother worked. He started his career as an actor and it was year 1948 he got an opportunity to sing for a film. But it was S D Burman who actually explored the singer in him. Though not trained in music, Kishore Da succeeded in impressing the music director for which he gave an opportunity to sing in his film. From there onwards there was no looking back for Kishore Da.
Kishore Kumar was lucky enough in his career to work with stalwarts like S D Burman, C Ramachandra, R D Burman, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Salil Chowdhary, Kalyanji-Anandji to name a few. Songs like ‘Mana janaab ne pukara nahin’, ‘Gaate rahe mera dil’, Yeh dil na hota bechara’, ‘Mere saamne waale khidki mein’ etc established the singer in him. Common man started worshiping his talent and his voice was heard everywhere in India.
Kishore Da was married four times, all of them actress by their own status. Very famous for his eccentric behavior, Kishore Da had made some relationships go bad. He had taken break from working many a times due to this eccentricity. Still, he bounces back and delivers hits, one after another. Nobody could deny his talent.
Kishore Da’s immediate rise resulted in bagging many more songs which hit top charts. His voice was suiting most of the main stream actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Mithun Chakraborthy and many. Songs like ‘Pag ghungroo bandh’, Aanewaala Pal, ‘Aa chalke tujhe’ etc attained cult status in bollywood history.
Long live his music. We miss you and your music KISHORE DA, Wonder will there be Yodeling in Heaven?
Where’s my Ipod?