04/08/2015 6:59 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Happy 86th, Kishore Kumar: Remembering The Legendary Singer Through His All-Time Favourite Hits


If Kishore Kumar was alive today, he would have turned 86.

Kumar's name is synonymous with Indian music, but that was not his given name. He was born Abhas Kumar Ganguly and near-dominated the Hindi music industry for several decades. He started his career as an actor in Shikari (1946) and the first ever song he sung was "Marne ki duayen kyon mangu" for the film Ziddi (1948).

Thereafter, there was no looking back. He went on to star and sing in films like Musafir, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, and Padosan. The rest, as they say, is history.

We are sure you've spent afternoons listening to Kishore Kumar songs on a radio and fell in love with his golden, evergreen voice, every time.

On Kishore Kumar's birthday, we made a playlist for you to bring you oodles of nostalgia.

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