Sunday, 28 November, 2021

Kishore Kumar’s 92nd birth anniv: A look at his some timeless Bengali songs

Today is the 92nd birth anniversary of legendary Indian singer Kishore Kumar, who mesmerised everyone with his wonderful acting and reflected different emotions through his songs. Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Urdu. On his 92nd birth anniversary, here are some of the iconic Bengali songs that will always be everybody’s favourites, report agencies.  

Eto Kachhe Dujane: This song is from the Bengali movie ‘Aradhana’ which was first made in Hindi in 1969 and went on to became a massive hit. The movie stars Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. It was directed and produced by Shakti Samanta in both languages. The original Hindi song is ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ which was sung by Kishore Kumar in Hindi and Bengali. The song became rage in both languages after its release.

Mor Swapner Saathi: This song is also from the movie ‘Aradhana’ and was sung by Kishore Kumar. It featured Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. While Sharmila was travelling in a toy train, Rajesh Khanna travelled in a jeep on the roadside and tried to woo her. The original Hindi song is Mere Sapno Ki Raani which was also sung by Kishore Kumar.

Aaj Hridaye Bhalobese: Aaj Hridoye Bhalobese is the Bengali version of the Hindi song ‘Kora Kagaz Tha’ from the movie Aradhana. The song is a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. 

Asha Chilo Bhalobasha Chilo: Kishore Kumar lent his voice to this sad song about lost love. It belongs to the soundtrack of the movie Ananda Ashram. The movie starred hit Bengali actor Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore along with Rakesh Roshan and Mousumi Chatterjee in supporting roles. The lyrics for this song were penned down by Gauri Prasanna Mazumdar while the music director was Shyamal Mitra.

Besides, the iconic singer has also lent his voice to a number of popular Hindi songs, including, ‘Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se’, ‘Chhod Do Aanchal Zamana Kya Kahe Ga’, ‘Pyar Deewana Hota Hai’, ‘O Mere Dil Ke Chain’, ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’, ‘Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi’ and ‘Roop Tera Mastana’.