Remembering Kishore Kumar On His 93rd Anniversary

| Updated: August 4, 2022 3:27 pm

Legendary Kishore Kumar is not only remembered for his excellent comic timing but also for his fantastic quirky demeanour that shined through the big screen. Born on August 4, 1929, the great singer and actor is still an inspiration for many budding artists.

He was not just a great singer in the Indian Music Industry but Kishore Kumar was a gifted lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter, and scriptwriter. Whether you are happy, sad, in love, or on a long trip, especially during the monsoons, you will always adore listening to his tunes. It is impossible to give a list of his best songs because each one of them has a unique flair.

Just as no festival is complete without a playlist, the same way monsoon calls for some good old music! Misty drizzling evening and the King’s melodious voice are a match made in heaven. So, let’s take a look at some mesmerising songs of the iconic singer Kishore Kumar.

Rimjhim gire saawan, Manzil (1979)
For all the monsoon lovers, ‘Rimjhim Gire Sawan’ is the song you can listen to on the loop. It is from Amitabh Bachchan’s movie Manzil. The song describes how everything becomes beautiful and romantic when it is raining.https://youtu.be/Mcdly1sb3lM

Bheegi bheegi raaton mein, Ajnabee (1974)
Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar’s perfect duo blesses our ears. This song is featuring Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman in the movie Ajnabee.https://youtu.be/5zB1rMNwOQk

Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
Who can forget the bold Madhubala, with her elegant adaayein and Kishore Kumar’s beats with garage tools? Kishore Kumar is at his flirty best with bantering and animated quips. This is a playful track of rain, beauty, wit and romance. Composed by SD Burman and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.https://youtu.be/mxYNdy-0CEs

Aaj Rapat Jaayen To, Namak Halal (1982)
Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar song, starring the stunning-looking Smita and Amitabh Bachchan. The song has the capacity to stay with the listener for a long time.https://youtu.be/WlkJtvpcAsU

Ab Ke Sawan Mein Jee Dare , Jaise ko Taisa (1973)

Let us end this list of songs with this duet song sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, they are promising singers who make this song immensely pleasing. It is from movie Jaise Ko Taisa. https://youtu.be/Bah-b1ETrkM

Every Playback Singer is acknowledging that Kishore Kumar has changed the way the Hindi film industry perceives songs. In his career, Kishore Kumar has captivated fans with a repertoire of various melodies. From romantic songs, sad songs, slow songs, up-tempo songs, and even classic songs, every song sung by Kishore Kumar becomes immortal. His versatility made him a favourite as a music director in the Hindi film industry.

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