Indian film fraternity from Lata Mangeshkar to Amitabh Bachchan to Rishi Kapoor remembered legendary singer Kishore Kumar on his birthday on August 4. Kishore Kumar, fondly known as Kishore-da, was born on 4 August 1929 died on October 13, 1987, in Mumbai and was cremated in his birthplace Khandwa.
Lata Mangeshkar tweeted to say: Today is Kishore Da’s birth anniversary. He was a carefree man and every time we met, he would make me laugh all the time. I miss him and reminisce the time with him.
Amitabh Bachchan said, Kishore Kumar, his multi-talented genius shall remain ever… A phenomenal star himself, he made stars too.
Rishi Kapoor said Remembering the great Legend Kishore Kumar! Thank you for all those songs!
No one can quite parallel the talent that was Kishore Kumar. A singer, screenwriter, actor, composer, director and producer, Kumar was as multitalented as it gets. When one thinks of him, it is impossible not to reminisce hits like Ek Chatur Naar, Saamne Ye Kaun Aaya, Yeh Raaten Yeh Mausam, Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka and the many more that continue to strike a vibrant note in our lives. Determined and driven to succeed, there was a time when no other name matched the musical genius that was Kumar.
Kishore was a film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most successful playback singers of the Hindi film industry. Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Odia, and Urdu.
He has also sung in private albums in several languages especially in Bengali which are noted as all time classics. He won eight Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category.
He was awarded the “Lata Mangeshkar Award” by the Madhya Pradesh government and from that year onwards, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the “Kishore Kumar Award” for contributions to Hindi cinema.- CINEWS