Born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly on August 4, 1929, commonly known as Kishore Kumar and honourably called Kishore Da, was one of those few singers who experimented with different styles of music.
Kishore was the youngest in his family and he preferred to sing and mimic K.L. Saigal. Once SD Burman had come to Ashok Kumar’s house to meet him and he heard Kishore Kumar singing. Burman actually thought it was Saigal singing and tried to figure out if he was there too. Burman came to know that it was Kishore singing, he appreciated and encouraged young Kishore to continue his interest in singing and develop a style of his own. Kishore, then, refined his own signature style.
He is largely known for perfecting yodelling. In Hindi film industry, yodelling became a trademark of Kishore Kumar. Many of his songs sound absolutely natural, like laughter.
Kishore Kumar used nonsensical terms into his songs that gave it an wholly a new feel. The ability to use his voice according to not just the scene, but also the actor is something that was really incredible of Kishore.
During his career, he has given some timeless classics. His last song, was ‘Guru Guru Aajao Sanam‘.
His best movie career in 70’s and 80‘ remains notable to this day, he died on October 13, 1987.
Some of his songs include:-
2. Gum Hain Kisi Ke Pyar Mein.
3. Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hain.
5. Kehna Hain.
6. Mere Samne wali Khidki Mein.
12. Agar Tum Na Hote.>
16. Ajnabi Tum Jaane Pehechane Se.>
17. Apne Jeevan Ki Uljhan Ko.>
19. Bhawarein Ki Gunjan.>
20. Chalte Chalte.>
21. Chingari Koi Bhadke.>
23. Chotisi Yeh Duniya.>
26. Dil Kya Kare.>
27. Dil Se Dil Mile.>
28. Dilbar Mere.>
29. Dream Girl.>
32. Dil Aisa Kisi Ne.>
33. Dukhi Mann Mere.>
34. Duniya O duniya.