Abhas Kumar Ganguly, known by stage name Kishore Kumar is an Indian singer and actress. He is one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry and from sweet numbers to energetic tracks to romantic moods, Kumar has sung in a variety of genres, but one His rare number of classics has been lost over time. According to Ashok Kumar, Kumar's success was due to his voice hitting the microphone at its most sensitive point. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest Indian singers. In addition to Hindi, he sings in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Urdu. He also sang on private albums in several languages, notably in Bengali. He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Vocalist and holds the record for the most Filmfare Awards in this category. He was awarded the "Mangeshkar Prize" by the government of Madhya Pradesh in 1985–86.
|Born||Abhas Kumar Ganguly, August 4, 1929, Khandwa, Central Provinces, British India, (present-day Madhya Pradesh, India)|
|Died||October 13, 1987, Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Singer, Music director, lyricist, actor, film producer, director, screenwriter|
|Children||2, including Amit Kumar|
|Relatives||See Ganguly family, See Mukherjee-Samarth family|
The Lata Mangeshkar Award was given to the Bollywood singer and actor who was most active in films during the 1970s and 1980s.
He frequented Bombay with his Bollywood star brother, where he found work in modest roles in films.
He was honored by the Madhya Pradesh state with a new award named after him after winning a record eight Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer.
From 1980 till his death, he was married to Leena Chandavarkar, his fourth wife. His eldest brother, Ashok Kumar, was the family's first Bollywood celebrity.
He collaborated with Bappi Lahiri on several songs, including "Pag Ghunghroo Bandh" and "Manzilen Apni Jagah Hai.".
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