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Kishore Kumar

topics Updated: May 25, 2016 10:37 IST

Born Abhas Kumar Ganguly, Kishore Kumar is arguably the most successful playback singer in the Indian film industry. Kishore da, as he was popularly called, also excelled as an actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter. While his successful works run into scores, the songs he is best remembered for include Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si (from Chali Ka Naam Gaadi), Gaata rahe mera dil (from Guide), Mere saamne wali khidki mein (from Padosan). He died aged 58 after suffering a heart attack at his Mumbai home.