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  • | August 4th, 2014

    Kishore Kumar 85th birth anniversary: 5 lesser known facts about Bollywood’s versatile legend!

    Kishore Kumar 85th birth anniversary: 5 lesser known facts about Bollywood’s versatile legend!

    A man of many facets, this actor, singer, writer producer was in the limelight for almost four decades
    Kishore Kumar was a man of many moods and moments and so despite being a public figure there were many layers of this versatile legend that were not known to his fans. Like, it wasn’t Rajesh Khanna, but Kishore Kumar who was the original choice to play Anand in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1971 film. Here’s a look at five lesser known facts about Bollywood’s Yodeling king… Click here to read more

  • | May 3rd, 2013

    Legendary Bollywood singer Shamshad Begum passes away

    Legendary Bollywood singer Shamshad Begum passes away

    The veteran playback singer of songs such as Leke pehla pehla pyaar and Mere piya gaye Rangoon dies at 94
    Legendary Bollywood playback singer Shamshad Begum passed away in Mumbai due to old age-related illnesses. She was 94. She sang for movies like Mughal-E-Azam, Mother India, CID, Babul and Kismat, among others. The singer is best remembered for songs such as Mere piya gaye Rangoon, Leke pehla pehla pyar, Saiyan dil mein aana re, Meri jaan… Sunday ke Sunday, Click here to read more

  • | August 31st, 2012

    Lata Mangeshkar Award announced for composer Anandji

    Lata Mangeshkar Award announced for composer Anandji

    The award, instituted in 1992, carries a case prize of Rs 5,00,000 and a citation, and will be conferred on the birthday of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar
    Renowned music director Anandji Shah, of the Kalyanji-Anandji duo, was Thursday named recipient of the Lata Mangeshkar Award of the Maharashtra government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan made the announcement selecting Anandji (79) for the honour for his over four decades’ contribution to music and film industry. Click here to read more

  • | June 26th, 2012

    World music day special: Bollywood’s new age music icons!

    World music day special: Bollywood’s new age music icons!

    Who are the music idols of this generation? And who is waiting in the wings to reach that note? Read on to find out!
    Singers and music directors like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, SD Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, RD Burman, Mukesh and others have left behind a huge legacy for this generation. Click here to read more

  • | August 4th, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Kishore da!

    Happy Birthday, Kishore da!

    “Who said I’m crazy. The world is crazy; not me.” – Kishore Kumar
    Today is the 82nd birth anniversary of actor-singer-lyricist-composer-director-scriptwriter-producer Kishore Kumar and he continues to live within us, through the wonderful numbers he sang, and that have immortalised him for generations to come. Click here to read more