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Kishore Kumar – The Voice That Lives On: Birth Anniversary Special

On his 94th birth anniversary, let’s revisit some evergreens of Kishore Kumar that still ring through our ears even after so many years.

Kishore Kumar - The Voice That Lives On Birth Anniversary Special
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Kishore Kumar. A name that is remembered for ages and reverberates throughout time. An accomplished actor, director, and musician, he left an indelible imprint on the world of music. His mysterious allure combined with his tremendous talent to create a film presence that will never be forgotten. The eccentric genius who defied expectations and left behind a rich tapestry of unique characters and timeless tunes would have turned 94 years old today, and his work deserves to be celebrated on the occasion of his birthday.

Kishore Kumar’s rise from a dubious actor to a multitalented superstar is a tribute to the mystery of inspiration and the randomness of fate. His work in Indian cinema will live on for years to come as a reminder that genuine genius can create extraordinary results.

On his 94th birth anniversary, let’s revisit some evergreens of Kishore Kumar that still ring through our ears even after so many years.

Top 10 Evergreen Songs Of Kishore Kumar…

1. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

One of Vijay Anand’s most underappreciated works was Blackmail. But one of the great things was the picture’s background score and its music. Many people still cherish this song, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, which Kishore Kumar sang and featured Dharmendra and Rakhee. It is a melodious song with a soulful theme.

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2. Meri Umar Ke Naujawano

This is another timeless masterpiece by Kishore Kumar from the film Karz, and it features the dashing and talented late Rishi Kapoor. Karz, directed by the illustrious Subhash Ghai, starred Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, and Simi Grewal. This movie went on to become one of Rishi’s biggest hits of his career. It is a peppy number that perfectly captures the energy and enthusiasm.

3. Yeh Shaam Mastani

Yeh Shaam Mastani, sung by Kishore Kumar and featured in the 1970 film Kati Patang, starring the late Rajesh Khanna and the legendary Asha Parekh, is sure to evoke fond memories of the era in which it was first released.

4. Dil Kya Kare

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Another slow and evocative piece sung by Kishore Da, Dil Kya Kare, from the movie Julie, it featured Lakshmi and Vikram Makandar in lead roles. An evergreen song, this is sure to evoke feelings of love and attraction.

5. Rimjhim Gire Sawan

Rimjhim Gire Sawan Ah! Kishore Kumar’s rendition of this classic song from the film Manzil, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Moushmi Chatterjee, is a testament to his talent. It wonderfully depicts Old Bombay’s surroundings and the rainy season, and the two actors do a great job of capturing the feelings of the characters.

6. Aate Jaate Khoobsurat

Another timeless piece by Kishore Kumar. Aate Jaate Khoobsurat is a beautiful and melodious romantic song from the film Anurodh, starring the late Rajesh Khanna and Simple Kapadia. The lyrics and the music evoke a sense of sentimentality and ardor, making it a timeless classic in the realm of idealistic Bollywood songs.

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7. Aanewala Pal Jaane Wala Hai

Golmaal, directed by the acclaimed Hrishikesh Mukherjee and starring Amol Palekar and Bindiya Goswami in lead roles, was a huge hit and loved by everyone. Released in 1979, this timeless classic served up a plethora of songs that are still fresh today. One of its songs, Aanewala Pal Jaane Wala Hain, sung by Kishore Kumar, conveys the idea of living in the present, blending all the emotions perfectly.

8. Rote Huye Aate Hain Sab

From the film Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, starring Amitabh Bachchan, the late Vinod Khanna, Rakhee, and Rekha, comes the heartbreakingly beautiful ballad Rote Huye Aate Hain Sab, which expertly combines a range of feelings to convey a sense of loss and life’s difficulties. This song by Kishore Kumar beautifully conveys the emotions felt at different times in life.

9. Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhein

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Featuring the late Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhein from the 1970 classic hits all the right notes. The song, sung by the late great Kishore Da, is renowned for its heartfelt and melancholy lyrics. The heartfelt Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhein contemplates life and time.

10. Mere Dil Main Aaj Kya Hain

Last but not least is a classic composition called Mere Dil Main Aaj Kya Hain from the late Yash Chopra’s film Daag. This song, which stars the late Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, depicts the feelings and intricacies of love and blends in with emotional turbulence. Sung by Kishore Kumar, this is an aesthetically beautiful melody that effectively portrays the concepts of desire and yearning.


Kishore Kumar was a sheer genius, a prodigy who enthralled an entire generation from the early 50s till the 80s. Though untrained in core classical music, he sang songs of every genre and continues to inspire generation after generation.

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Pooja is a savvy content writer and an aspiring poetess. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. Her field of interest is entertainment, and she is a huge BTS fan. In her spare time, Pooja enjoys watching a wide variety of dramas from many countries, including Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Thai, and Japanese productions. She names Chris Hemsworth, RDJ, Chris Evans, and Ian Somerhalder among her favorite actors. Aside from writing, music, particularly K-pop, is her therapy. Pooja, who hopes to become a well-rounded creator, also works as an honorary reporter for, where she spreads the word about career opportunities in South Korea and also promotes Korean culture, sports, tourism, and the Hallyu wave as part of her job.

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