The multifaceted person Kishore Kumar remains to be one of the lovable yet enigmatic personality ever been in Bollywood.

The synonym for versatility, Kishore Kumar did every possible job in the industry – Playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter.

Kishor da had an energetic career as an actor and his incomparable contribution as a singer along with famous clips of his uncountable melodious songs which are still cherished by Hindi film music lovers living around the world.

Kishore da's entrance to the film industry was very different from most people.  Most of the famous playback singers struggled hard to find a position and struggled equally hard, to retain that position.  

However, Kishore da easily slid into the film industry as he had his elder brother Ashok Kumar to back him.

Kishore da never had any formal musical training but this did not stop him.  In his career he showed proficiency in a variety of musical styles.  Furthermore he was able to pick up the piano and did justice with it.

Initially, he was never happy with acting and just wanted to be left alone to sing. It was pressure, specifically from his brother Ashok Kumar, which made Kishore da to enter in Bollywood as an emerging star of the future.

Though there were times, Kishore da was not even paid for his work, an occupational imperative in the sleazy world of our cinema. That was turning him paranoid, a gradually intensifying mood that accompanied him faithfully all his life, especially when success arrived.

After his primary struggles were over, he grabbed success but now his personal life took a toll on him.

His first wife Ruma left him to find a new career. The second, Madhubala, was unwell—and that for nine years, till she passed away.

His third wife, Yogeeta left him on his 49th birthday, 4th August, 1978.
Kishore in the end found marital happiness only with his fourth wife, Leena.

Despite of a rough life, Kishore da high on music gave Indian cinema a musical collection to be cherished and relished forever.

Kishore da gave us so many wonderful compositions like ‘Raahi tu mat ruk jaana’, ‘Humse mat poochho kaise mandir toota sapnonka’, ‘Chingaari’, ‘Badi sooni-sooni hai zindagi’, ‘Ghunghru ki tarah’, ‘Kuchh to log kahenge’, ‘Zindagi ka safar’, ‘Wo shaam kuchh ajeeb thi, Aaj rona pada to samjhe’, ‘Pal-pal dil ke paas tum rehte ho’ etc.

Giving his brother Ashok Kumar the worse birthday gift the legend passed away on 13th October 1987.

He is not with us anymore but his music will live till infinity, entertaining generations with music which has no remake.

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