What was the first and last song sung by the legend Kishore Kumar?
Updated: Oct 23
Abhas Kumar Ganguly aka Kishore Kumar was born on 4th August 1929 at Khandwa, British India, and died on 13th October 1987, in Mumbai.
He started his cinema career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies, where his brother worked. Music Director Khemchan Prakash gave Kishore Kumar a chance to sing “MARNE KI DUAYEN KYON MANGU” for the film ZIDDI(1948) in which his brother Ashok played the lead role. After this, his journey as a singer started which is remembered by millions of his fans.
His last recorded song was "Guru Guru", which was a duet with Asha Bhonsle, composed by Bappi Lahiri, for the movie Waqt Ki Awaaz (1988). It was recorded the day before he left for the heavenly abode.
An emotional Bappi Lahiri while remembering Kishore Kumar on MX Player’s “Times of Music” said "Kishore Kumar Ji sang the last song of his life for me in Mehboob Studio. (The film was) ‘Waqt Ki Awaz’, starring Mithun Chakraborty and Sridevi. The song had a naughty vibe to it. That day, mama (as Lahiri used to address Kishore Kumar) made everyone laugh so much that we were tired of laughing. Then while leaving he said to me ‘Bappi aaj maine hasaya, main jab nahi rahunga toh yaad karoge Kishore mama ko’. I left Mehboob studio at 6 o’clock and at 2 o’clock I got the news at home that he is no more." with his eyes wet, Bappi Lahiri continues "I have tears in my eyes for mama. I was very close to him. Amit Kumar and Sumit Kumar are his children but I was very close to him, more than anyone else,"