Kishore Kumar would have been 87 this year. Born Abhas Kumar Ganguly, Kishore Kumar debuted as an actor with Shikari in 1946. In 1948, music director Khemchand Prakash gave Mr Kumar a chance to sing Marne Ki Duayen Kyon Mangu in the film Ziddi. There was no looking back.
Maana Janaab Ne Pukara Nahin, Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai, O Hansini Meri Hansini, Roop Tera Mastana, Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si are some of his evergreen hits.
Kishore Kumar died at the age of 58 in 1987.
Here's what celebrities tweeted:
Remembering the great Legend Kishore Kumar! Thank you for all those songs! pic.twitter.com/burAQ0ic9G— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 4, 2016
Namaskar. Aaj hum sabke priya Kishore Da ki jayanti hai.Kishore Da ek harfanmaula the,wo jab bhi (cont) https://t.co/AWcc2wajSJ— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 4, 2016
Happy Birthday to the man of golden voice Kishore Kumar. You are immortal. Zindegi ek safar hai suhana... pic.twitter.com/sBHsBU2UJN— Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) August 4, 2016
Happy birthday Kishore Da!. Mere Naina saawan bahdo, phir bhi mera mann pyaasa.. pic.twitter.com/f01x1wbidJ— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) August 4, 2016
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