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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Secret Behind Kishoreda's Glossy Black Hair

Ask any random Hindi film music buff who his/her favourite playback singer is, and there is a strong possibility that most of the time you'll hear one name over and over again like a yodel - Kishore Kumar (born Abhash Kumar Ganguly). There might have been many who were more gifted, but Kishoreda ruled the hearts (and still does). I like millions of others have a huge collection of Kishore songs, songs for every mood. And adding to my Kishore collection is this reader's contribution to Vintage Indian Ads:

This 1955 Brylcreem ad featuring the inimitable Kishore Kumar has been sent by Kaustubh Pingle. It appeared in the pages of Filmfare. "This was the time when Kishore Kumar was gaining popularity and eventually becoming the most-wanted actor of the decade, having 12 silver jubilee and three golden jubilees - one of his movies running for continuously 30 months!" says Kaustubh.

It seems that my internetwallah read the last post. I'm now reconnected to the online world from the comfort of my home.


ohitsme said...

How true...predictably I am also a great fan of Kishore...and I lost one of my most precious possession..a ghazal of "Jazbi" sung by Kishore. Its a very old recording and goes like this "Jeeney ki duyain kyoon mangoon, marne ki tammana kaun karey, ab yeh duniya ho ya woh duniya khuwaihish-e-duniya kaun karey" there any one who can send me that or the source from where I can get it.

Ram N said...

Unrelated to this post ...

Have u witnessed the 1730 team strong guitarists trying to create a world record at Meghalaya?
Do write more about this feat and the earlier feat of 5000 odd drummers playing together .....

Soumyadip said...

Ohitsme: I don;t have the number with me. If I happen to find that someplace, surely will let you know.

Ram N: Oh! I didn't. Thanks. Will try to post something on that. Though I did write about the drumming feat here.

ohitsme said...

Thanks Soumya, actually its the first song sung by Kishore for a film.

I see you have changed the design of your has a subtle sensuality..and I like that.

Soumya this is Tasneem but now it gives my blog name

Soumyadip said...

Tasneem aka ohitsme: So you've got an alter ego?

As for the song, now I HAVE to find it.

And about the blog's look, I try to experiment around a little. Just a few icons and images here and there. Makeovers take some effort, I've done that twice and don't want to do another anytime soon.