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It's Kishore Kumar's 85th birth anniversary and the occasion is being made ultra-special in the internet world as Google has come up with a doodle that features the legendary figure on its India home page.
The most eccentric Bollywood legend, known for his versatility, has millions of fans around the world and Google has made the day special for these fans by bringing him on its search page.
Although, the multi-talented personality is known immensely as one of Indian cinema's greatest playback singers, he was also an actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter. And the four corners of the doodle highlights these talent of Kishore Kumar.
The most prolific playback singer in the India was born in August 4, 1929, in Khandwa (present day Madhya Pradesh) and started his career as a as a chorus singer in the film 'Bombay Talkies' which featured Ashok Kumar in the lead role. Kishore Kumar, as a singer idolized KL Saigal and considered him as his guru.
Soon after he ventured into the playback singing in Indian cinema, Kishore Kumar also starred in his first film as an actor in 'Shikari' in 1946, in which the same legendary actor Ashok Kumar played the lead role. Talking about his other movies, he even starred in New Delhi (1957), Aasha (1957), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Half Ticket (1962), and Padosan (1968).
Kishore Kumar married four times. His first wife was Bengali singer and actress Ruma Guha Thakurta and the marriage lasted from 1950 to 1958. His second wife was actress Madhubala. His third marriage was to Yogeeta Bali, that lasted from 1976 to 4 August 1978. Kishore was married to Leena Chandavarkar from 1980 until his death on October 13, 1987.