Kishore Kumar was one of the most popular play back singer in Hindi films. He was not only a singer but also an actor, producer and director. He was more popular among the young people because of his gay style of singing.
He was born at Khandwa, Madhya pradesh on August 4, 1929. Later he came to Mumbai and began his career as a musician. Kishore's real name was Abhas Kumar Ganguly. He sang thousands of songs. Some of his songs became memorable.
His song 'Marne Ki duyaen kyon mangu' gave him instant popularity. He gave his voice to top actors of that time like Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna and Amithabh Bachchan.
Kishore acted in about 81 films, both Hindi and Bengali. His famous films were Bhai Bhai (1956), Asha (1957), Musafir (1957), Jhungroo (1961) Door Gagan kki chaon mein (1964) and Padosan (1968). Some of his memorable songs are 'Ek Ladki Bhigi Bhagi si', 'Yeh dil na hota Bechara', 'yeh sham mastani', 'Mere sapno ki rani', 'Tere mere milan ki raina' and 'Jindagi ka safar'.
He died on October 13, 1987. It was a great loss to the music world and his fans.