Published On: Tue, Oct 13th, 2015

Tribute to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar, who left us 28 years ago today.

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Asha Bhosle probably sang the most duets with Kishore Kumar. She has often said how difficult it was to record a song with him because he kept everyone in splits. Finally, she would beg him, 'Kishoreda, if you don't stop making me laugh, I will not be able to sing.'

Asha Bhosle probably sang the most duets with Kishore Kumar. She has often said how difficult it was to record a song with him because he kept everyone in splits. Finally, she would beg him, ‘Kishoreda, if you don’t stop making me laugh, I will not be able to sing.’

Mumbai : It is nearly three decades ago that Kishore Kumar passed away. But during the last 28 years, no other singer has been able to replace him though several youngsters did try to emulate his style. Kishore was matchless in 1987. He remains matchless, unbeaten in 2015 as well.

Kishore Kumar was undoubtedly one of the rarest of the rare singers of the Hindi film industry who , in many respects, was matchless. He would sing, dance, compose music, write lyrics and produce and direct movies too. There has been none in the film industry so far—with so much glow and glamour—who achieved success in so many fields simultaneously.

October13, Tuesday, marks the 28th death anniversary of Kishore Kumar, India’s one of the most celebrated singers of all time.

Versatile singer and a man of different moods, Kishore Kumar has became a legend of Hindi film world with his eccentric, romantic, the depth, emotion and mettle in his voice that gave us so many songs that are beyond par excellence. As a singer, he was unparalleled.

Kishore Kumar has not only been immortalized by his songs, but also by his talents as a Composer, Actor, Producer, Director, Script-Writer and Lyricist.

Composer Bappi Lahiri, who looked upon Kishore Kumar, as his mentor says, 'I wouldn't be here but for him. From 'Chalte Chalte' to my last song, he sang ninety percent of my compositions. His death was a great personal loss to me, but a greater professional loss". It was for him that Kishore Kumar recorded his last song on October 12, 1987, a day before he died. The song was "Guru Guru Asjaao Guru", a duet with Asha Bhosle, for the film 'Waqt ki Aawaz'. After Kishore Kumar's death. Bappi Lahiri was at a loss and couldn't find a replacement for him.

Composer Bappi Lahiri, who looked upon Kishore Kumar, as his mentor says, ‘I wouldn’t be here but for him. From ‘Chalte Chalte’ to my last song, he sang ninety percent of my compositions. His death was a great personal loss to me, but a greater professional loss”.
It was for him that Kishore Kumar recorded his last song on October 12, 1987, a day before he died. The song was “Guru Guru Asjaao Guru”, a duet with Asha Bhosle, for the film ‘Waqt ki Aawaz’.
After Kishore Kumar’s death. Bappi Lahiri was at a loss and couldn’t find a replacement for him.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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