Kishore Kumar has done it all, from being an actor to being the mesmerising soul singer. Iconic stars like Rajesh Khanna & Dev Anand have Kumar’s golden voice to credit to for their memorable evergreen songs. He was born in a Bengali family in Madhya Pradesh and ventured into Hindi cinema once his elder brothers namely Ashok Kumar & Anoop Kumar became known names in the film industry.
Can you believe Kishore Kumar hated acting initially? Well, but born with an unmatched and unbeatable voice, he was meant to gift his voice to the people. With the street smart songs, the yodelling, his voice brought expressions to music powerfully capturing all emotions. He died in 1987 leaving behind countless melodies for us to cherish.
Here are pictures from his life in the music and movie studios with biggest of names like Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, RD Burman, Md Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Satyajit Ray, and many legends from our industry-