It has been 34 years since Kishore Kumar passed. He died on 13 October 1987 in Mumbai at the age of 58. The more wonderful Kishore Da’s voice was, the more interesting are the stories of his life. Take a look at some such stories:-
Story no. 1: Congress had imposed a ban
This happened in the 80s when there was an emergency in the country. At the same time, Congress requested Kishore Kumar to sing a song, for which he did not agree. Congress was so offended by this that they banned Kishore Da’s songs on All India Radio. Congress leader Vidyacharan Shukla, who banned him, was later killed in a Naxalite attack.
Story no. 2: B. R. A strange condition was placed in front of Chopra
Famous filmmaker Baldev Raj Chopra was once a victim of Kishore Da’s ‘humorous’ nature. Kishor’s brothers Ashok Kumar and BR Chopra were friends from the beginning. But when Kishore went to Chopra to ask for work due to family relationships, he put some conditions. After this Kishor said that today is my bad time, so you are placing a condition when my time comes, I will put a condition.
Everyone else had forgotten this thing, but not Kishore Da. When BR Chopra came to him for one of his films, Kishor put a condition. Kishore’s condition was that you wear a dhoti and come with socks and shoes on your feet! Come eat paan to sign me. That too in such a way that saliva is dripping, due to which your mouth looks red-red. Interestingly, Chopra neither ate paan nor wore a dhoti.
Story no. 3: Sitting in the car for hours despite the end of the scene
A director, troubled by the strange antics of Kishore Kumar, had sought the help of the court. He took an agreement from the court so that if the juvenile did not listen to him during the shooting, he could file a case against him. The next day when Kishor reached the sets for the shoot and continued to do as the director said.
During one shot, he did not get out of the car just because the director did not ask him to get out. In another car scene of the same film, the director had explained – you have to go a little far from the car and then get down, the scene will be cut. But Kishore da did not get down from the car. There the director kept waiting. The next day it was learned that he had gone to Khandala by car.