Kishore Kumar

Native name আভাষ কুমার গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়
Born Abhas Kumar Ganguly
4 August 1929
KhandwaCentral ProvincesBritish India
Died 13 October 1987 (aged 58)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Singerlyricistcomposeractorfilm producerdirectorscreenwriter
Years active 1946–1987
Spouse(s) Ruma Guha Thakurta (1950–1958)
Madhubala (1960–1969)
Yogeeta Bali (1975–1978)
Leena Chandavarkar
(1980–1987; his death)
Children Amit Kumar
Sumit Kumar
Relatives See Ganguly family
See Mukherjee-Samarth family

Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) was an Indian playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter.[1] He is considered one of the most successful playback singers in the Hindi film industry.

Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including BengaliMarathiAssameseGujaratiKannadaBhojpuriMalayalamOdia, and Urdu. He has also sung in private albums in several languages especially in Bengali which are noted as all time classics. 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 in the year 1985-86. In the year 1997, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated an award called the “Kishore Kumar Award” as a contribution to Hindi cinema. Recently, Kishore Kumar’s unreleased last song was sold for Rs 15.6 lakh (1.56 million) at the Osian’s Cinefan Auction, New Delhi in 2012.



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