New Delhi, Aug 6 (Calcutta Tube) Together they have given hits like ‘Dekha Ek Khwab To‘, and ‘Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein’ — and on Kishor Kumar’s 81st birth anniversary, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar remembered him as a multi-talented artist.
‘Aaj, 4th aug ko Kishore da ka janmdin hai, kishore da, bahurangi kalakar the, wo sirf ek mahaan gayak hi nahi the, wo utne hi acche sangeetkar, kavi, abhineta, film director, producer bhi the’ (Today is Kishore da’s birthday and he was a multi-talented artist. He was not just a wonderful singer, but a great poet, actor, musician, producer as well),’ Lata posted on her Twitter page Wednesday.
Interestingly, both Lata and Kishore da were born in the same year and in the same state – Madhya Pradesh.
‘Shayad hi aap sab ko pata hoga ki Kishore da aur mera janm varsh 1929 hai, wo mujhse 1 month 24 din bade the, hum dono ka janm Madhya Pradesh me hua tha, unka Khandwa aur mera Indore’ (You might not know but Kishor da’s and my birth year is the same and he was one month and 24 days elder to me. We both were born in Madhya Pradesh – he in Khandwa and I in Indore),’ posted Lata, whose birthday falls on Sep 28.
Lata also mentioned that the first duet they had sung together was for the movie ‘Ziddi’.