Mumbai: On cinematic legend Kishore Kumar's 86th birth anniversary on Tuesday, tinsel town celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Vishal Dadlani paid heartfelt tributes to him and remembered his iconic songs.
Kishore Kumar, who was born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly, started his career in the field of acting, with ‘Shikari’ in 1946. In 1948, music director Khemchand Prakash gave Kumar a chance to sing ‘Marne ki duayen kyon mangu’ for the film ‘Ziddi’.
‘Maana janaab Ne Pukara Nahin’, ‘Yeh jo mohabbat Hai’, ‘O hansini meri hansini’, ‘Roop tera mastana’, ‘Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si’, ‘Haal kaisa hai janaab ka’, ‘Neele neele ambar par’ and ‘Aise na mujhe tum dekho’ are some of the hits the singer had given.
Here's what B-town had tweeted on his birth anniversary:
Amitabh Bachchan: Birthday Anniversary of the maestro Kishore Kumar...his versatility was unmatched.
Shabana Azmi: @FansofNandy I've been a Rafi fan but Javed sensitised me to the magic of Kishore Kumar's amazing talent. Mere naina saawan bhado. Mar Jana!
Kunal Kohli: Oodleyie oodleiye eh hi Oodleiye oodleiye ho happy bday #KishoreKumar.
Vishal Dadlani: Happy Birthday Kishore Kumar! Lifelong friend to every music-lover, and voice of the soundtrack to, literally, billions of lives!
Neil Nitin Mukesh: Being a Mukesh grandson, I'm a huge Kishore da fan. Remembering him on his birthday. My most favourite Kishore Kumar song is JAANE JAAN what's yours?
Milap Zaveri: There is no voice like you existing in any form anywhere in the world. Duniya ke shor mein ek hi Kishore hai! Happy birthday Kishore Kumar!
Sujoy Ghosh: Happiness is a kishore kumar song. Happy birthday Kishore Kumar. Thank you for being my instant source of happiness.
Jaaved Jaaferi: Missing the great Kishore Kumar on his birthday..Musaafir hoon yaaro.
Kabir Bedi: Nice! @google felicated Kishore Kumar on his 85th birthday. Happy Birthday, Kishoreda. Knowing you was fun.