The legend of multi-talented artiste extraordinary actor, playback singer, director and producer Kishore Kumar, who died today 30 year ago, on October 13, 1987, refuses to fade away. Kishore Kumar is only artist who could make the audience laugh, dance and then suddenly cry – all in one stage show! His Bollywood career spanned nearly four decades from 1949 to 1987.
He was known for his versatility as he sang in various languages including Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Kannada, Malyalam and Odia. Some of Kishore Kumar’s famous songs are: Roop Tera Mastana, Pag Ghungroo Baandh, Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai, Saagar Kinaare, etc.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Kumar sang for Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Vinod Khanna, Dilip Kumar, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Rajini Kanth, Chunky Pandey, Kumar Gaurav, Govinda and Jackie Shroff.
In 1986, Kishore Kumar suffered a heart attack, from which he recovered, but it caused him to greatly reduce his recording schedule. He planned to go into retirement and return to his birthplace of Khandwa; but it did not happen.
Kumar’s last recording was a playback song for Mithun Chakraborty. This was a duet with Asha Bhosle for the film “Waqt Ki Aawaz” (1988).
In 1987, he suffered another massive heart attack in Mumbai. He died on October 13, 1987, at the age of 58. His body was taken back to his birthplace of Khandwa for cremation.
Here is a list of some of heart-warming songs by Kishore Kumar – The Legend
Inteha ho gayi intezaar ki
Dil kya kare
Roop Tera Mastana
Pag Ghungroo Baandh
Kya yahi pyaar hai
Yeh jo mohabbat hai
Dekha ek khwaab
Bheego bheegi raaton mai
Phoolon ka taaro ka