From Lata Mangeshkar to Amitabh Bachchan to Rishi Kapoor — Indian film fraternity members on Thursday remembered legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar on his 87th birth anniversary, calling him a “phenomenal star” who continues to rule people’s hearts.
Kishore Kumar, fondly known as Kishore-da, gave the Indian film industry songs like “Kabhi alvida na kehna”, “Zindagi ka safar …”, “Aa chal ke tujhe”, “Pal pal dil ke paas”, “Hawa ke saath saath”, “Chhookar mere mann ka” and “Jahaan teri ye nazar hai”.
As an actor, he was seen in films like “Padosan”, “Half Ticket” and “Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi”. He died on October 13, 1987, in Mumbai and was cremated in his birthplace Khandwa.
Here is what the stars tweeted about the “great legend”:
Lata Mangeshkar: Today is Kishore Da’s birth anniversary. He was a carefree man and every time we met, he would make me laugh all the time. It would get difficult to record anything due to that. I miss him and reminisce the time with him.
Amitabh Bachchan: Kishore Kumar, his multi-talented genius shall remain ever… A phenomenal star himself, he made stars too.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Remembering Kishore Kumar on his 87th birthday. His talent influenced the lives of generations and still going strong.
Rishi Kapoor: Remembering the great Legend Kishore Kumar! Thank you for all those songs!
Shekhar Ravjiani: ‘Koi humdum na raha, koi sahara na raha, hum kisike na rahe, koi hamara na raha’ Kishore Kumar.
Prosenjit Chatterjee: Happy Birthday to the man of golden voice Kishore Kumar. You are immortal. Zindegi ek safar hai suhana.
Milap Zaveri: There never has and never will be a better singer than Kishore Kumar. His fun, his emotion, his madness!
Salim Merchant: Happy birthday Kishore Da!. Mere Naina saawan bahdo, phir bhi mera mann pyaasa.
Sorabh Pant: Happy birthday to my favourite entertainer of all time, Kishore Kumar. Sang, acted, directed, wrote, produced and turned lunacy into art!