Kishore Kumar – the owner of the voice that ruled hearts and continues to rule millions of hearts. The maverick sang every genre’s song and excelled in it. He was a man who had been there and done it all. He always kept challenging him and continued to push his limits; so much so, that he went on to sing both in male and female vocals.
People often talk about generation gap but his music is something that has shortened that gap. The current generation is as obsessed with his songs as the gone by generation was.
To give you a testimonial of my statement, I’d like you to focus your attention at India’s most successful indie-band “Sanam”, this band is a rage on youtube nowadays and most of their songs are a musical rendition of Kishore Kumar’s legendary songs.
This band infuses a mix of western music and rock to Kishore’s song and the result is just like Kishore Kumar – ‘marvellous’. This band’s one of the most viewed videos is the musical rendition of Kishore Kumar’s ‘Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi’, the video garnered a staggering 51 million views. GAAWWWWDDD DAAAAMNN IT, is the word!
Yes, the band does release their originals as well but it is Kishore Kumar’s renditions that have an edge over the band’s other songs.
Here is a compilation of top 5 musical renditions that ‘Sanam’ created:-
1). Dil Kya Kare
2). Kora Kagaz
3). Neele Neele Ambar Par
4). Mere Mehboob
5). Oh Mere Dil Ke Chain
Happy Birthday Kishore Kumar, you will always be in our hearts and your voice will always linger around our ears.
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