Author: Kishore Valicha
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140278222
Now available in paperback edition, a widely acclaimed Biography of a versatile, innovative and prolific male playback singer of the Hindi screen.
This much-needed biography traces Kishore Kumar's life graph, 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 after the release of Aradhana in 1969. It is full of anecdotes - from Kishore's hanging a placard on his door that read BEWARE OF KISHORE KUMAR, to his demanding that he be fed hot pakodas and rabdi before a song recording.
It also provides intimate glimpses into his personal life, including his close association with Dev Anand, S D Burman, Asha Bhonsle and Mehmood, as well as his marriages to Ruma Ghosh, Madhubala, Yogeeta Bali and Leena Chandravarkar.
Apart from his career as a singer, Kishore Kumar was a talented actor and comedian who stood out for his bravura performances in Chalti Ka Naam Gadi, Half Ticket and Padosan. He then made his mark as an accomplished film and music director, with films like Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein and Jhumroo to his credit.
Excellent material for someone starting to know the great singer - India Today
Worth reading for any fan of Kishore Kumar First City
Koi Louta De
Jeevan Ke Safar Mein
Babu Samjho Ishare
Baap Re Baap
Main Hoon Jhumroo
Dukhi Man Mere
Kissi Ki Dhun Mein
Main Sitaron Ka Tarana
Eena Meena Deeka
Ye Jeevan Hai
Surma Mera Nirala
Ghungroo Ki Tarah