It is Kishore Kumar’s 90th birth anniversary today.
Kishore Kumar also called Kishore Da was a versatile actor, singer, music director, filmmaker who is credited for having transformed “filmy music” and considered by many as the best musician of his time.
He sang in not just different languages but also in other genres though some of his rare compositions which were considered classics have been lost in time.
Kumar won numerous accolades during his career and still holds the record for winning the most Filmfare awards for Best Male Playback Singer category.
Despite being a versatile actor, Kishore Kumar is most remembered for his voice as a singer. Kumar was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore and drew his inspiration from a wide range of sources.
He was also an ardent admirer of Hollywood actor-singer Danny Kaye, Pakistani playback singer Ahmed Rushdi, Jimmie Rodgers and Tex Morton. From the latter two, Kumar developed his distinctive yodelling style used in songs like “Tum bin jaaon kahan”, “Zindagi ek safar hai suhana”, “Chala jata hoon” etc.
Celebrities and prominent personalities took to Twitter to wish the legend on his birthday.
Amitabh Bachchan, Baba Sehgal and Mamata Banerjee had something special to say.
T 3246 -🙏🙏🙏🙏
4th Aug -Kishore Kumar’s Birth Anniversary… sang in more than 51 films , 130 songs, in more then 60 films that i acted in.
3 (out of 8) Best Male Playback Singer awards were songs he sang for me ! pic.twitter.com/bDznRRAlr1
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 3, 2019
Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana…
Fondly remembering Kishore Kumar, legendary singer, on his birth anniversary
কিংবদন্তী সঙ্গীতশিল্পী কিশোর কুমারকে তাঁর জন্মবার্ষিকীতে প্রণাম pic.twitter.com/Z1m6d7PIU8
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 4, 2019
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) August 4, 2019
ये दोस्ती हम नहीं तोड़ेंगे,
तोड़ेंगे दम मगर तेरा साथ न छोड़ेंगे!
Remembering the legendary Kishore Kumar on his birthday with this iconic friendship song.
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 4, 2019
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) August 4, 2019