Kishore Kumar has mesmerised not just several generations of music lovers but also cricketers of the past and present day who are smitten by the legendary singer, who would have celebrated his 87th birthday, if he were alive, on Thursday.
Legendary singer Kishore Kumar has mesmerized several generations of music lovers and also helped Indian cricketers to be in their zone while batting in a grueling Test match. Both past and present singer are smitten by the legendary singer. India is celebrating Kishore Kumar’s 87th, if he alive today, he would have been amazed by the way Indians listen to his songs.
The Khandwa-born musician, who not just sang but also acted, directed and produced several movies across languages, died at the age of 58 on October 13, 1987, but not before leaving his mark.
His songs like ‘Roop Tera Mastana’, ‘Aane Wala Pal’, ‘O Mere Dil Ke Chain’ among several others are still cherished and sung regularly.several movies across languages died at the age of 58 on October 13, 1987. But left an effective mark among the music lovers.
From Sunil Gavaskar to Sanjay Manjrekar to Virender Sehwag have expressed how they would listen to Kishore Kumar songs to relax and also to maintain concentration.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 4, 2016
“To keep negative thoughts away, I used to sing a lot of songs while batting. Singing used to keep me from getting distracted. I used to sing the golden songs of Kishore Kumar,” Sehwag, who retired in October 2015, said in March 2016.
“My partners (at the crease) did not even know I was singing because when we used to meet in the middle, we would talk about the game.”
If you have seen the All-Star Cricket in the United States where the opening batsman was heard singing “Chala Jaata Hoon” while playing for Sachin Tendulkar’s Master Blasters team at Houston while facing Allan Donald.
Meanwhile, the former middle-order batsman Majnrekar is known among his fraternity to have a flair for singing. He had released a musical album after taking retirement from cricket.
“I have always had an attraction for Bengali songs. I used to worship Kishore Kumar. I have heard a lot of his Hindi songs. Later on, was amazed to hear his Bengali songs,” Manjrekar had said.
Legendary Indian Test batsman Gavaskar confessed that he is a big Kishore Kumar fan. The former India skipper had sung a Marathi song too- ‘He Jeevan mhanje cricket’.