Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) born Abhas Kumar Ganguly was a popular Indian film playback singer. He is also known as an actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter. Kishore Kumar sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati,Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Oriya. He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for most number of Filmfare Awards won in that category. He was awarded the “Lata Mangeshkar Award” by the Madhya Pradeshgovernment and from that year onwards, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the “Kishore Kumar Award” for contributions to Hindi cinema.


Filmfare Awards


Year Song Film Music director Lyricist
1969 “Roop Tera Mastaana” Aradhana Sachin Dev Burman Anand Bakshi
1975 “Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera” Amanush Shyamal Mitra Indeevar
1978 “Khaike Pan Banaras Wala” Don Kalyanji Anandji Anjaan
1980 “Hazaar Raahen Mudke Dekheen” Thodisi Bewafaii Khayyam Gulzar
1982 “Pag Ghungroo Baandh Ke Meera Nachi” Namak Halaal Bappi Lahiri Anjaan
1983 “Hamen Aur Jeene Ki” Agar Tum Na Hote Rahul Dev Burman Gulshan Bawra
1984 “Manzilen apni jagah” Sharaabi Bappi Lahiri Anjaan
1985 “Saagar Kinaare” Saagar Rahul Dev Burman Javed Akhtar
Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards


  • 1971 – Best Male Playback Singer for Aradhana
  • 1972 – Best Male Playback Singer for Andaz
  • 1973 – Best Male Playback Singer for Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  • 1975 – Best Male Playback Singer for Kora Kagaz



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