Kishore Kumar Birth Anniversary Special: Born in Khandwa, present-day Madhya Pradesh in 1929, Kishore Kumar, whose real name was Abhas Kumar Ganguly sang in languages such as Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Urdu. Kishore Kumar a legendary singer and a fabulous actor is mostly known for his love songs. Tracks such as Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi, Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si, Koi Humdum Na Raha, Chedo na Meri Zulfen and others strike a chord with the heart of music lovers every time they hear it. Apart from singing, Kishore Kumar also made his mark in the Hindi cinema by giving several hit films such as Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Half Ticket, Pyar Kiye Jaa, Paisa Hi Paisa
The singer, who is known for his songs which can instantly lift anyone's mood was not quite happy in his personal life. He got married four times. The powerhouse of talent breathed his last at the age of 58.
O Mere Dil Ke Chain
The song from 1972 film Mere Jeevan Saathi featured was picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja. While the music of the track was composed by R D Burman, lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. This romantic track is loved by all generations.
Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se
The song Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se from the movie Ajnabee is for those first moments when you realise (especially boys)that you have started falling for someone. The music director of this 1974 movie is R. D Burman. The song has been picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
This much-loved track from the movie Kati Patang is still one of the favourites of lovers. The 1970 movie features Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh in lead roles. While the music was composed by R.D Burman, lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.
Aake Seedhi Lagi Dil Pe
This was one of the famous songs of the film Half Ticket. Kishore Kumar sang the song in both male and female voice. Not many know that the song was supposed to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore. But, the lady was out of town. At the end, the actor himself sang both the parts.
Chhod Do Aanchal Zamana Kya Kahega
It is one of the popular songs that still sounds refreshing. The song was crooned by Lata and Kishore Kumar. It was from Dev Anand starrer Paying Guest.
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas
This track from the movie Blackmail featured Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha and Rakhee in important roles. Pal Pal Dil Ke Pas was composed by Kalyanji Anandji. The 1973 movie was directed by Vijay Anand.
Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi
The song crooned by Kishore Kumar is from 1964 film Mr. X in Bombay. Directed by Shantilal Soni, the movie featured Kishore Kumar, Kum Kum and Madan Puri in pivotal roles. While the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi, the music was by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Gaata Rahe Mera Dil
Kishore’s melodious voice did wonders when the song came out. Lata sang the female portion of the track. It was from 1965 movie Guide.
Roop Tera Mastana
This is one of the famous songs crooned by the singer which is also referred to as his comeback. It was from the 1969 film Aradhana and was picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore.
Ek Ladki Bhigi Bhagi Si
The song from the film Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi was a huge hit and is still popular. The 1958 movie directed by Satyen Bose featured Madhubala.