Interesting facts about one of Indian cinema’s greatest talents
When Kishore Kumar’s film career was going fast, he signed more films than necessary. Less time and more work… In such a situation, Kishor could not fulfill his promises and signed contracts. Due to this, the film producers became very angry with him. In such a situation, the acting career of Kishore Kumar was banned. Kishor was no longer doing films. Suddenly, Kishore’s wife Ruma Devi wrote a letter to him and told him that you have been banned for acting, not for singing. you can sing. What happened after that is in front of everyone. Read unheard stories related to Kishore Kumar …
Dukhi Man Mere Sun Mera Kehna… Jahan Nahi China, Vahan Nahi Rehna’ was written by Sahir Ludhianvi in the 1956 film Funtoosh, and was sung by Kishore Kumar film. Sahir’s song was for the film, but while recording in the studio, Kishore Kumar was singing it as he had written it for himself. Kishore’s life also went on this line, he left the place where he got the least amount of sorrow. The story of Kishore Kumar was very easygoing of all the tales of leaving. A cool man who never gave Fikr a chance to spoil the tone of the teenager by getting into his neck. A teenager born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh might not even have had the ‘realization’ that a world awaits him somewhere far away from Khandwa. While going to school, a child who was stealing kept thinking that when he would get a break from all this.
Kishore Kumar in a legendary interview to @PritishNandy "Then, there was this interior decorator-a suited, booted fellow who came to see me in a three-piece woollen, Saville Row suit in the thick of summer………. pic.twitter.com/BT8jHSYkHw
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 4, 2022
Regarding education, Abhash Kumar Ganguly i.e. Kishore Kumar’s elder brother Ashok Kumar had told in an interview that his dearest and younger brother Kishore is a big thief of studies. Kishor never took a lot of weight on the fact that he did not feel like reading, but he used to tune big theory in those days. Whatever was present in his memory related to his subject, everyone had some tune. In such a situation, it was clear that Kishore was not a learned singer, he did not become a singer, but he was a singer. Only time carved them.
It often happens that we want to be something other than what we are. We do not even try to know what our soil is after all. But those who know what their power is, do wonder. Like Kishor did that his name is recorded in golden letters on the pages of history. There was confidence in his elder brother Dada Muni i.e. Ashok Kumar about the fact that Kishore could sing. That is why one day he brought a harmonium to Kishore and said now you sing and play a lot. The teens were just as happy.
Ashok Kumar, while making disclosure in an interview, told that Kishore’s voice has not always been so great. Rather it sparkled due to an accident. According to Ashok Kumar, the voice of Kishore was very bad in childhood. His throat was sore, he kept coughing. But once an accident happened in his life which had completely turned the world of a teenager. According to Dada Muni, once a small hash i.e. when the teenager ran to his mother in the kitchen, his foot fell on the scotch kept there, due to which one finger of his foot was badly cut. He was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. The doctor bandaged him, but the teenager was in a lot of pain due to the injury. Due to the pain, the teenager screamed and kept crying for about 20 days and due to his excessive crying, there was a change in his throat. There was a different tinge in his voice. Think of it in such a way that due to unaccounted crying, they got their riyaz.
My sincere tribute to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar on his birth anniversary today! He represents the cultural strengths of the Bengali diaspora across the country and the world, and I salute the genius.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 4, 2022
Kishore, who considered Kundan Lal Sehgal as his guru, used to hum his songs. There is an anecdote related to KL Sehgal and Kishore that once upon seeing Kishore sitting with a harmonium, his elder brother Dada Muni requested him for some songs. He said ”Ae Babu Moshai, koi gana wana sunao na”. Kishor’s reply made this point in a very pleasant atmosphere even more fun. Kishor said that I will listen to the song, but will take five ‘ananas’ of Sehgal’s song. On this Dada Muni said that five annas, well, how much will it take to sing my songs. Kishore said I will listen to any of your songs in Ek Aane Mein.
Hearing this, there was laughter. Dada Muni agreed, but when he asked Kishore to recite Sehgal’s second song, Kishore said that now the rate of Sehgal’s songs has increased. Kishore, who was very sensitive about money, never performed his art for free. There are many stories related to this style of his. He used to sign any film only when he got the cheque. The teenagers could not leave the money. Many times during the recording, when he used to ask his partner in the code word yes brother tea pee ki Nahi? (means whether the payment was made or not) So if the answer came to this, Dada, drank tea was very hot, then Kishore used to tie the knot in the studio. But when he gets to hear in response that no, Dada is not drinking tea yet… the tea is just coming. So Kishore used to spoil the atmosphere in the studio with bad notes. Although it was not that the teenagers were greedy for money, they simply never agreed to do their art for free or at a low cost. He felt that an artist should get his remuneration, as much as he and his art deserved. But Kishore sang songs for Rajesh Khanna’s Alag-Alag for only one rupee.
Although he always used to take one rupee less than Lata Mangeshkar’s fees. It was his capricious nature that he refused to sing any song or jingle for the government during Indira Gandhi’s government. For which he had to pay by getting banned on All India Radio. But Kishore was such a person who if he did not make a difference, then, whatever happens, he will not make any difference. They are not going to budge. The song sung by Kishore Kumar, who does not care about society, gives courage to people even today – some people will say, people’s work is to say…
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— Soumya Chatterjee (@SoumyaC20308784) August 4, 2022
A great artist and a great personality, Kishore Kumar used to be the life of the studio during the recording of any film sets or songs. While narrating his tales, Asha Bhosle once mentioned that he often used to come to the film sets or studios with a ‘Manas child’. As soon as he entered the set, he used to come holding the hand of an imaginary child. Asking the child to say Namaste in front of everyone and himself would answer in the voice of the children. Many times, when the songs were being recorded, he would speak in the voice of the child what a nonsense song this is and then say in his voice, do not say silently. We all got so mingled with this habit of his that many times we used to ask about the condition of his imaginary child.
On looking at many aspects related to Kishore Kumar’s life, it is found that he often disappeared from his set and went somewhere, left shooting, even in a relationship with someone, he used to get up and leave that place many times. . He liked this sudden departure the most. Once in a conversation with Lata Mangeshkar, while talking about this nature, he also said that he does not want to hurt anyone. When everything is going well, I think maybe this is the right time to get up and leave. I used to get up from there and leave, or may still leave. I don’t want to go away when everything becomes very awkward and sad. Always have a good memory. In many of his songs, he also got a glimpse of the fact that he always moved forward with life. By assuming that the milestones that are passed in the journey of life, do not come again.
In the matter of love, Kishore Kumar stayed with the child, on whom love came and told him. But a period also came that after one of his agreements and then a step was taken after that, he also had to face difficulties. This thing happened when Ruma Devi came in his life. Kishore fell in love with Ruma and married her. This thing had brought an earthquake into his life. As soon as elder brother Ashok Kumar came to know about this, he not only expelled Kishore from the house but also got him out of the film studio Bombay Talkies. This was the worst period when the most loving elder brother throws his brother out of the house.
Kishore was sad, but he was not so broken by all these things that something untoward should happen. Kishore started his life with Ruma and now he was supported by Khemchand Prakash and Sachin Dev Burman in the journey ahead. Sachin Dev Burman loved Kishore beyond limits. helped them. And Sachin Dev Burman was the only person because of who got his first Filmfare Award. And this film was – Aradhana.
Kishore did four marriages. And this number four was also very much associated with Kishore. Abhash Kumar Ganguly, the fourth of the four siblings in the house, also acted. For Dev Anand’s first film, where he also became his voice on one side, he also played the role of a gardener in a scene. Talking about this character, Ashok Kumar once told that when Kishore came to know that this scene would be recreated, he ran away from the set. In this scene, we asked Kishore to do a small role, that you will just come in a scene and just say anything like this, then Kishore had even abused him without speaking a little in this scene. This movie was – Ziddi. Kishor was a born artist and equally fun-loving.
My tributes on the birth anniversary of legendary Kishore Kumar, one of the most successful and greatest playback singer, lyricist, composer, actor, film director, screenwriter and record producer of the Indian film industry. pic.twitter.com/nYvrWiWl9J
— Dilip Ghosh (@DilipGhoshBJP) August 4, 2022
There is an anecdote of shooting on the set in which he had to start the car and be in and out of the frame during the shooting. As soon as the director said ACTION, Kishore left with the car, but he was again out of the shooting set not only the scene. They were found where Kishore had gone, then after three hours on the set, Kishore gave this information that you did not even say CUT, so I came out to Panvel. A drunken artist, like never before and probably never now, took his car and passed away in front of our eyes while laughing. If something is left behind, then according to their plans, they are laughing and playing with things, they always want that nothing bad should remain. Kishore Kumar will always remain in our hearts like this beautiful memory. Whenever the mind is sad, he will hum his yudli.