Kishore Kumar, an outstanding playback singer and perhaps the most popular male voice of Bollywood
, was born at Khandwa
in Madhya Pradesh
on August 4, 1929. Originally named Abhas Kumar Ganguly, he was also a successful music composer, a well-known actor, producer and director. He had acted in over 80 films. Among his hit films were 'Bhai Bhai', 'Musafir' and 'Padosan'. Besides Hindi
, he had sung songs in Bengali
(his mother tongue) and a number of other Indian languages. He died on October 13, 1987.