Traces Kishore Kumar’s life from his childhood in Khandwa and his early days of struggle to his emergence as a screen hero and, subsequently, his iconic status as a vocalist.
For over two decades before his untimely death in 1987, Kishore Kumar was a versatile, innovative and prolific playback singer on the Hindi screen. His rich, melodious voice captivated countless listeners with its sensitive nuances and spontaneity.
Apart from his career as a singer, Kishore Kumar was a talented actor and comedian. He made his mark also as an accomplished film and music director. He was an energetic and exuberant character, and a tireless performer who entertained thousands of fans in his live shows.
Kishore Kumar: The Definitive Biography also provides intimate glimpses into the actor and singer’s personal life, including his close associations with Dev Anand, Sachin Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle and Mehmood, as well as his marriages to Ruma Ghosh, Madhubala, Yogeeta Bali and Leena Chandravarkar.
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