Kishore Kumar

1929 - 1987

Kishore Kumar

Abhas Kumar Ganguly (born 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987), better known by his stage name Kishore Kumar (pronunciation ) was an Indian playback singer, actor, music director, lyricist, writer, director, producer and screenwriter. He was one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry and from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, Kumar sang in different genres but some of his rare compositions which were considered classics were lost in time. According to Ashok Kumar, Kumar's success came because his voice hit the microphone straight at its most sensitive point.Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Urdu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kishore Kumar has received more than 6,444,137 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 631st most popular singer.

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  • 6.4M

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  • 50.06

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kishore Kumar ranks 634 out of 3,001Before him are Marinella, Maria Carta, Carola Häggkvist, Jan Kiepura, Beth Carvalho, and David Lee Roth. After him are Angela Gheorghiu, Michael Kiske, Peret, Doro, Nile Rodgers, and Plastic Bertrand.

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Among people born in 1929, Kishore Kumar ranks 207Before him are Anna Walentynowicz, James McDivitt, Anastasios of Albania, Luigi Taveri, Julinho, and Piero Cappuccilli. After him are James R. Schlesinger, Josef Suk, Franca Rame, Kjell Askildsen, Cecil Taylor, and George Crumb. Among people deceased in 1987, Kishore Kumar ranks 107Before him are Alessandro Blasetti, Edgar P. Jacobs, Jackie Gleason, J. P. Guilford, Bengt Strömgren, and Gustav Fröhlich. After him are René Lévesque, Patrick Troughton, Rashid Karami, Arne Borg, Ivo Lapenna, and Donn F. Eisele.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kishore Kumar ranks 297 out of 848Before him are Shah Alam II (1728), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Zail Singh (1916), and Hemachandra (1089). After him are Guru Har Krishan (1656), Jai Singh II (1688), Bhāskara I (600), Sridevi (1963), Harilal Gandhi (1888), and Rani Padmini (null).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Kishore Kumar ranks 5Before him are Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Mohammed Rafi (1924), and Asha Bhosle (1933). After him are M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Manna Dey (1919), Kumar Sanu (1957), Girija Devi (1929), Peter Sarstedt (1941), and Jagjit Singh (1941).

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