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Kishore Kumar
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Kishore Kumar was singer, actor, director, music composer and a producer. He was famous because of his carefree and gay style of singing. His “uddleh!” in his songs, created a cheerful mood to listeners and enhanced their spirits.

Kishore Kumar’s real name was Abhas Kumar Ganguly. He was born at Khandwa (M.R) in 1929. After being educated from there, he moved to Bombay, to his popular film hero brother, Ashok Kumar. There he worked hard for singing and ventured into cinema. He had sung for top actors like Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. He stormed the box office as an actor, who sang his own songs like Musafir and Naukari.

Kishore Kumar married four times in his life time. His wives were Ruma Devi, Madhubala, Yogita Bali and Leena Chandravarkar; the last one. Along with composer Kalyanji he pioneered the use of electronic music in Hindi and modernised the melody of the songs. His Hindi film music boasted of some of the most popular songs like “Yeh shaam mastani, Roop tera Mastana, Pyaar deewana hota hai”. Super star Rajesh Khanna was able to reach a rare height primarily due to Kishore’s voice. This great singer left for the heavenly abode in 1987.

He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category. He was awarded Lata Mangeshkar Award. The Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the ‘Kishore Kumar Award’ for his contributions to Hindi Cinema.