Kishore Kumar (Bengali: কিশোর কুমার), originally Abhas Kumar Ganguly (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987), was a popular and one of the greatest Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter. He is considered the most successful Indian playback singer of the Hindi film industry of all time. He sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Oriya, and Urdu. He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category. He was awarded the "Lata Mangeshkar Award" by the Madhya Pradesh government and from that year onwards, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated a new award called the "Kishore Kumar Award" for contributions to Hindi cinema.
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