Kishore Kumar was not just part of a Hindi music-loving adolescence, he was part of India’s adolescence. He was omnipresent. 

“His songs would play on the radio at every citizen’s home, at the neighbour’s, or at the paan shop, at friendly gatherings, or sung by a rickshaw puller returning home. 

In the middle or lack of any activity, a Kishore song was in song lover’s tongue who used to hum it aloud or silently, to himself. 

“The tongue became a Kishore Kumar archive." ~ had commented once upon a time, Manasa Firaq Bhattacharjee, poet & author

Happy 92nd Birthday to the one and only, the versatile genius, Kishore Kumar!


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