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.