Kishore Kumar was a man with many abilities. He was different from others. He was a singing wizard of the 70s. He was an actor who did both singing as well as acting for his films. Being untrained was his flaw in music but he never actually showcased the fact that he was indeed unschooled. If you ever listen to his songs you would not believe in the fact that he had no formal training in classical music.
Though Kishore Kumar had everything a man could dream of, he was a man of pathos. And could skillfully transfer the sadness into his songs. He knew perfectly well how the emotions were delivered through the song directly into the hearts of listeners. That’s the reason he is to date the most admired singer. During the 70s, his songs Mere Sapnon Ki Raani and Roop Tera Mastana for Aradhana were a huge success for both Kishore Kumar as well as Rajesh Khanna. And that is when the whole limelight shifted from Mohammed Rafi to Kishore Da.
Kishore Kumar took song-dance-comedy to the stage that was the start of modern India. He was a great entertainer. His journey was a paradox, both masked by tragedy and comedy. He died in 1987 at the age of 55. He married four times: Ruma Devi, Madhubala, Yogeeta Bali, and Leena Chandavarkar. There have been highs and lows in Kishore Kumar’s life. But never once did he make it seem like. He was always colorful and a wonderful guy.
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