On 4th August 1929, a legend was born whom the film and music industry fondly calls Kishore Da. He was a people’s person but never liked to meet them or attend interviews. A strange sadness surrounded him all his life despite the fact his professional career was blooming. Maybe we’ll find some answers in these lesser-known facts about Kishore Kumar.
Untold Facts About Kishore Kumar ‘The King Of Sadness’
He Was Too Shy To Speak
Though Kishore Kumar gave us numerous evergreen songs like ‘Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhagi Si, Roop Tera Mastana, Sar Jo Tera Chakraya, and more; he was never too open with people.
He did everything, from keeping strange things at home to get a home on the moat, to keep people away from him. Kishore Da never made friends.
Banned During State Emergency
During the dark period of India when the country witnessed a national emergency, Kishore Da faced a ban and was not allowed to sing. The ban was put by VC Shukla who was the Information and Broadcasting Minister then.
Kishore Da Never Settled With One Wife
One of the interesting facts about Kishore Kumar was that he married 4 times. He got married to Madhubala, Yogita Bali, Ruma, and Leena Chandavarka.
Pressure Of Becoming an Actor
The world knows him for his romantic melodies, peppy tracks, and sad songs but he was a prolific actor too. Chalti Ka Naam Gadi, Adhikar, Naukri, Padosan, and Hungama are some of the great movies of Kishore Kumar.
However, he was not interested in acting but his elder brother Ashok Kumar thought he would be great as an actor. He feared that he would not stand a chance in front of the biggest singers of that time like Mohammad Rafi.
Beware Of Kishore Kumar
That’s what his flat had as a signboard for visitors. Directors were not too happy with Kishore’s behavior. There are several incidents from the life of Kishore Kumar when he behaved strangely with directors.
One such incident was with director G.P. Sippy. He went to the singer’s bungalow to meet him but he left in his car and even bit Sippy’s hand. The next day, he denied the incident saying he was not in the town that day and Sippy must have seen all that in dreams.
There are many such strange and lesser-known facts about Kishore Kumar but he was a genius no doubt. He could sing in male and female voices even without any professional training. His evergreen songs and movies of Kishore Kumar are still relevant in the era of remixes and raps.
Here Are Few Best Songs Of Kishore Kumar
- Chingari Koi Bhadke
- Gaata Rahe Mera Dil
- Mere Samne Wali Khidki
- Ek Chatur Naar
- Chala Jata Hoon
- Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si
- Meri Sapno Ki Rani
Abhas Kumar Ganguly aka Kishore won 8 Filmfare awards and 4 Best Male Playback Singer Awards in his entire career.