The duet is actually for Pran and Kumar on the screen dressed as a woman. (Half make-up for half payment). [50] On one occasion, when he discovered that his dues had not been fully paid, he appeared on set with makeup on only one side of his face. Kumar sang three songs in the film; "Mere Sapnon Ki Rani", "Kora Kagaj Tha Ye Man Mera" and "Roop Tera Mastana". [31] Kumar won his first Filmfare award for "Roop Tera Mastana". The style eventually became an essential feature of his singing and was inspired by Jimmie Rodgers and Tex Morton. [51] In the 1960s, a financier named Kalidas Batvabbal, who was disgusted with Kumar's alleged lack of cooperation during the shooting of Half Ticket, reported to the income tax authorities, who raided his house. He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category. In 2005 during the Mumbai, he has lost so many trophies from his godown. An angry Sippy questioned him about his behaviour the previous day but Kumar said that Sippy must have dreamt the incident and said that he was in Khandwa on the previous day. [citation needed], He had recorded the duets "Kaho Kahan Chale" for the film Bulundi, "Pyar Ka Dard Hai" from Dard and "Tum Jo Chale Gaye" from Aas Paas, a few days before his heart attack in 1981. Salil Chowdhury recorded songs SUCH AS "Koi Hota Jisko Apna" from Mere Apne and "Guzar Jaaye Din Din" from Annadata. However, since Lata Mangeshkar was not in town and Salil Chowdhury had to record that song before she could return, Kumar solved the problem by singing both the male and female parts of the song himself. His onscreen pairing with actresses Mala Sinha, Vyjayanthimala, Nutan, Madhubala and Kumkum gave the biggest hits in his career. [12] He graduated from Christian College, Indore. [34], R. D. Burman recorded several duets pairing Kishore with Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar, including "Panna Ki Tamanna" and "Bahut Door Mujhe" from Heera Panna (1973), "Neend Chura Ke Raaton Mein" from the film Shareef Budmaash (1973), "Mujhko Mohabbat Mein Dhoka" and "Kisise Dosti Karlo" from Dil Deewana (1974), "Dhal Gayi Rang" from Heeralal Pannalal (1978), "Ek Main Hoon" from Darling Darling (1977), "Rimjhim Gire Sawan" from Manzil (1979), "Kya Yehi Pyar Hai" and "Hum Tum Se Mile" from Rocky (1981), "Jaan-e-Jaan Dhoondta" from Jawani Diwani, "Kahin Na Jaa" and "Kaho Kaise Rasta" from Bade Dilwala (1983), "Sun Zara Shok Haseena" and "Kharishoo" from Harjaee (1981), "Waada Haanji Waada" from The Burning Train (1980) and "Kaisi Lagrahi Hoon Mein" from Jhuta Sach (1984). He unlocked Batvabbal after two hours and told him, "Don't ever come to my house again". [11], While Kishore was still a child, his brother Ashok became a Bollywood actor. [44][45][46], Kumar married four times. Although Kumar was not formally trained in classical music, R. D. Burman often had Kumar sing semi-classical songs, such as "Humein Tum Se Pyaar Kitna" from Kudrat and "Mere Naina Saawan Bhadon" from Mehbooba. Kumar performed stage shows right from 1969 to earn money to pay his income tax arrears. [10] His father, Kunjalal Ganguly (Gangopadhyay) was a lawyer and his mother, Gouri Devi came from a wealthy Bengali family and was a home-maker. [citation needed], Music director S. D. Burman is credited with spotting Kumar's talent for singing. Consequently, Mehmood had to leave the film as well, and new actors (Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan) were signed up for the film. [4], After she lost some 50 kg, her film roles dwindled and later in 1993, she started an acting school named after her father, 'Ashok Kumar's Academy of Dramatic Arts' in Mumbai, where she also took film appreciation classes. "[citation needed], In 1969, Shakti Samanta produced and directed Aradhana. Kumar's first film appearance was in Shikari (1946), in which his brother, Ashok played the lead role. Ravindra Jain recorded "Ghungroo Ki Tarah" and the duets "Le Jaayenge Le Jaayenge" from Chor Machaye Shor and "Tota Maina Ki Kahani" from Fakira. On his birth and death anniversary each year, a function is held and many fans participate. He was born on October 13, 1911 at Bhagalpur, Bihar, British … He had two sons, Amit Kumar with Ruma, and Sumit Kumar with Leena Chandavarkar. He was also famous from other names as Dadamoni Kumudlal Ganguly, Sanjay. [16] Between 1946 and 1955, Kumar appeared in 22 films of which 16 were flops and since he was disinterested in taking up acting as a career, he would find ways to be in the bad books of the director or producer, so that they throw him from their films. Kumar originally sung it for Dilip Kumar and it is from the film, Sagina. [16] Kumar eventually developed his own style of singing, which featured yodeling, which he had heard on the records of Tex Morton and Jimmie Rodgers.[24]:60S. [citation needed], Kumar's unreleased song was sold for Rs 15.6 lakh at the Osian's Cinefan Auction, New Delhi in 2012, the highest price bid for any Indian singer. [30], On 13 October 1987—his brother Ashok's 76th birthday—he died of a heart attack in Bombay at 4:45 pm. [4] According to Ashok Kumar, Kumar's success came because his voice hit the microphone straight at its most sensitive point. [17], During the initial stage of his career, Kumar was deeply inspired by singer K. L. Saigal and imitated his style of singing in some of his early films. (1987) the song "Zindagi Ki Yahi Reet Hai Haar Ke Baad Hi Jeet Hai". [30] Kumar stopped singing for Amitabh Bachchan in the year 1981, after Bachchan refused to appear as a guest in the film Mamta Ki Chhaon Mein, which Kishore produced. Preeti Ganguly (Hindi: प्रीति गाँगुली; 17 May 1953 – 2 December 2012[1]) was an Indian actress who played several comic roles in Bollywood in the 1970s and 1980s. By the Indian government, he got the most honorable award i.e Dadasaheb award in 1998. Shobha Devi (1936-2001) Child(ren) of Ashok Kumar and Shobha Devi. [14] The highlight of the film was a musical, comical duel between Kumar, Sunil Dutt and Mehmood: "Ek Chatur Nar Karke Singaar. [50], The film Anand (1971) was originally supposed to star Kishore and Mehmood Ali in the lead.

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