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Kishore Kumar

Kishor Kumar


Abhas Kumar Ganguly : Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987), was a popular Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter.

Kishore Kumar was born into the Bengali Ganguly family in Khandwa, Central Provinces and Berar (now in Madhya Pradesh) as Abhas Kumar Ganguly

He is considered one of the most successful playback singers of the Hindi film industry. He sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Oriya, and Urdu.

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 the ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award‘ by the Madhya Pradesh government and from that year onwards, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the ‘Kishore Kumar Award‘ for contributions to Hindi cinema.

A smiling Kishore Kumar looks at you from the Google India home page on the Hindi cinema legend‘s 85th birth anniversary. Google doodles Kishore Kumar‘s versatility


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