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Amit Kumar talks about creation of unrealsed song “Humaari Zid Hai Ki Deewangi”

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Amit Kumar talks about creation of unrealsed song “Humaari Zid Hai Ki  Deewangi”

The unit of Pyar Ajnabee Hai was recording the title song (also a wonderful song by KK and in a female version, Lata Mangeshkar) when the recording was finished. All of a sudden, KK told Yogesh, the lyricist and his musicians to stick around as he had an impromptu idea for a song. He told Yogesh of the tune he had just thought of and told him he wanted a song with words like junoon, diwangi, luft. He got ...

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Kishore Kumar Trivia

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Kishore Kumar Trivia

My father Kunjalal Ganguli, was a pleader (advocate) who earned Rs 30 a month. My mama, Dhananjay Banerjee, a classical singer, was the only family link I had with  music. But I was never trained to be a singer. It was my brother Dadamoni who  learnt music from the well-known Saraswati Devi.

Very early in life I was fascinated by K.L. Saigal. I used to save my pocket  money to buy his records. He’s my real guru.

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Preeti Ganguly( KK’s niece and Ashok Kumar’s daughter) reminisces Kishoreda

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Preeti Ganguly( KK’s niece and Ashok Kumar’s daughter) reminisces Kishoreda

Kaka was my favourite uncle . Not that we saw him very frequently or were extremely close. But he was very childlike and innocent. There was always a sense of wonder about him.

His eccentric ways weren’t just for outsiders. If others complained that they weren’t allowed past his gate, his behaviour was not any different with us. He’d do it with us too. There were times when he would himself invite our family over for lunch, ...

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