"Chookar mere mann ko kiya tune kya ishaara, badla yeh mausam lagey pyaara jag saara..."
This is the line that wakes me up on a positive note every morning, to love the world I live in, encouraging me to look at the fairer side of things. Hanging onto 'Badla ye mausam', I believe that time is ever-changing, not everyday is same. And when Kishore Da's mellifluous voice lands on my ears, it is an experience in itself.
Whatever said and done, despite being a millennial and a 90's kid, I still love to listen to his songs and his voice is something that has an aura of its own.
Born in Khandwa, on August 4, 1929, Kishore Kumar was a legendary singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. A storehouse of talent, Kishore Da has enticed us with his eternal compositions and songs. From 'Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si' to 'Ye shaam mastani, madhosh kiye jaae', his tracks are always on a loop on my phone, every time the weather tunes to a romantic mood.
Snag some of his euphonious compositions, here.
This song from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi is just right to set the mood right, and the instrumental music in the backdrop simply lift your mood and soul by notches.
You will be surprised to know, that his real name was Abhas Kumar Ganguly.
From the film Aradhana, lyrics by Anand Bakshi, this track by Kishore Kumar is an endearing one, calling the 'beloved' of one's life in the sweetest way possible. In love with the track and the love-drenched voice.
A soulful track from the hit film 'Yaarana', this song has touched millions of hearts, with the lyrics, the composition, the music and the voice in it. A masterpiece that is!
A song, filled with emotions of a wait, this is from the film Sharaabi. It celebrates the unbearable wait that love brings with it, the flip side of having feelings for someone, where wait seems no less than a torture.
The king of melodies, Kishore Kumar made us fall in love with this earworm. From the film, Kati Patang, this song is a full try to tune into the romantic mood, infusing life in all that is around.
A fun track, this is when the man tries to woo his beloved. An enjoyable and a foot-tapping track, this must be on your playlist if you are a fan of oldies.
From Amar Akbar Anthony, this is a proposal song that clearly reflects on the feelings of an 'Aashiq'!
From the film, Don, this is a badass track that makes us jump on our feet and start tapping at those funky moves of Amitabh Bachchan.
Presented in a 'shayaraana andaaz', this song from the movie, Namak Halal, makes me groove every time its beats land on my ears.
From the film 'Parichay', this song is a melody of a backpacker, this is a track that has been giving soul and words to the wanderlust, since the 1970s.
It is said that this song from the movie, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, was an inspiration from the Rs 5.75 he owed to the canteen of his college in Indore.
Remembering Kishore Da on his birth anniversary, do tune into these tracks of his, they will surely rejuvenate your soul and fill you with all the positivity, lacking in this ever-wandering world!