Kishore Kumar achieved notable success as a lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter. Kishore Kumar was a prolific vocalist and sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Oriya.
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Along with Mohammed Rafi, and Mukesh, he was one of the leading male Bollywood playback singers from the 1950s to the mid-1980s. In October 1987, he died following a massive heart attack.
He had been married four times and was survived by his two sons Amit Kumar, who made his career in playback singing in Bollywood and Bengali films, and Sumit Kumar.
Kishore Kumar married four times.
- First wife was Ruma Guha Thakurta aka Ruma Ghosh. Their marriage lasted from 1950 to 1958.
- Kishore Kumar's second wife was the famous actress Madhubala. The marriage lasted for nine years, and ended with Madhubala's death on February 23, 1969.
- Kishore Kumar's third marriage was to Yogeeta Bali, and lasted from 1976 to August 4, 1978.
- Kishore Kumar was then married to Leena Chandavarkar from 1980 until his death.
Kishore Kumar had two sons, Amit Kumar (playback singer) with Ruma, and Sumit Kumar with Leena Chandavarkar.
Filmfare Awards of Kishorekumar
|1969||Roop tera mastaana|
|1975||Dil aisa kisi ne|
|1978||Khaike Pan Banaras Wala|
|1980||Om Shanti Om|
|1982||Pag ghunghroo baandh|
|1983||Hamen aur jeene ki|
|1984||Manzilen apni jagah|