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kishore kumar


Indian Cultural Personality

Kishore Kumar was one of the most popular play back singer in Hindi films.
He was not only a singer but also an actor, producer and director. He was more popular among the young people because of
his style of singing.

He was born at Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh on August 4, 1929. Later he came to Mumbai and began
his career as a musician. Kishore's real name was Abhas Kumar Ganguly. Some of his songs become memorable. His song
'Marne ki duyaen kyon mangu' gave him instant popularity. He gave his voice to top actors of that time like Dev Anand,
Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan.

Kishore acted in about 81 films, both Hindi and Bengali. His famous films
were Bhai Bhai (1956), Asha (1957), Musafir (1957), Ghungroo (1961), Door Gagan Ki chaon mein (1964) and Padosan (1968).
Some of his memorable songs are 'Ek ladki bhigi bhagi si', 'Yeh dil na hota Bechara', 'Yeh sham mastani', 'Mere sapno ki
rani', 'Tere mere milan ki raina' and 'Jindagi ka safar'. He died on October 13, 1987. It was a great loss to the music
world and his fans.


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