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On his birth anniversary, Bollywood musicians pick favourite Kishore Kumar songs

Lata Mangeshkar: ‘Yeh Jeevan Hai Iss Jeevan Ka Yehi Hai Rang Roop’ (Piya Ka Ghar), ‘Koi Lauta De Mere Beete Huey Din’ (Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein), ‘Dukhi Mann Mere Sunn Mera Kehna’ (Funtoosh) and many more.”

Asha boslOn his birth anniversary, Bollywood musicians pick favourite Kishore Kumar songs

Asha Bhosle: ‘Chingari Koi Bhadke’ (Amar Prem), ‘Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana’ (Andaz), ‘O Mere Dil Ke Chain’ (Mere Jeevan Saathi).”

Varun Grover: Apart from the hundreds of Kishore Kumar’s celebrated songs, there are gems that don’t get that much love. Among these, my favourites are ‘Phir Wahi Raat Hai’ (Ghar), ‘Chand Churake Laya Hoon’(Devta), ‘Jidhar Dekhoon Teri Tasveer Nazar Aati Hai’ (Mahaan).”

Manoj Muntashir: Sometimes, feel, duniya me sirf do tarah ki aawazein hain. Ek ‘Kishore’ hai… Baaki sab ‘Shor’ hai. I have to name at least 2 songs as 1 will not do justice to my fannism for the legend. ‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge’ (Amar Prem) and ‘Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate'(Aap Ki Kasam) are the two unparalleled masterpieces by Kishoreda. ‘Kuch Toh Log’ is a very complex composition by Pancham Da (R. D. Burman). The way he merges Raag Khamaj into Kalavati makes it an extremely tricky song to render. But, look at the ease Kishoreda croons this song with. ‘Zindagi Ke Safar Me’ to me is the height of philosophy ever cocooned in a mainstream Bollywood song. There were full chances of this song being a dull affair loaded with serious ‘gyaan’. But once again, Kishoreda played his master stroke. He took a very casual approach to honour one of the finest works of Anand Bakshi and Pancham Da. Result… Philosophy became palatable and eventually a chartbuster. The magic of Kishore Kumar lives on.”

Kavita Krishnamurthy: ‘Yeh Kya Hua’ (Amar Prem) and ‘Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna’ (Kudrat).

Alka Yagnik: ‘Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi’ (Mr X In Bombay), ‘O Hansini’ (Zehreela Insaan), ‘Dil Aaj Shayar Hai’(Gambler), ‘Inteha Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki’ (Sharaabi). The list is endless, I am a crazy fan of Kishoreda and  Lata Didi.”

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