The multi-faceted personality Kishore Kumar, who was not just a singer but a superb actor too. The legend will always be remembered for series of his hit classical tracks including Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi, Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si, Koi Humdum Na Raha, Chedo na Meri Zulfen and others. Apart from singing, Kishore Kumar also made his mark in the Hindi cinema by giving many hit films including Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Half Ticket, Pyar Kiye Jaa, Paisa Hi Paisa and others.
His memorable tracks can still be seen in the playlist of the young generation. Kishore Kumar’s songs are so lively that it can easily uplift anyone’s mood. Although, the legend was known for his energetic singing, but has faced several ups and down in his personal life.
The singer got married four times. Kishore Kumar and his wife Madhubala’s relation were turned out to be an ugly one after she fell ill. It was also said Kishore left her during her last days. Earlier during an interview with Filmfare, his brother Ashok Kumar said, “She suffered a lot and her illness made her very bad-tempered. She often fought with Kishore and would take off to her father’s house where she spent most of her time.”
Revealing few more facts about the legends Kishore Kumar and Madhubala, her sister Zahiba in a conversation with Rediff said, “After marriage they flew to London where the doctor told her she had only two years to live. After that Kishore left her at our house saying: ‘I can’t look after her. I’m on outdoors often’. But she wanted to be with him. He’d visit her once in two months, though. Maybe he wanted to detach himself from her so that the final separation wouldn’t hurt. But he never abused her as was reported. He bore her medical expenses.”
Kishore Kumar’s and first wife's son Amit Kumar, talking about his father’s unsuccessful marriages in an interview with a magazine said, “Dad wanted to be the breadwinner and let his woman be just the wife. But he married all artistes, that’s why he failed. But he finally found love.”
But the legendary singer still resides in our hearts due to his memorable songs.