Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Bollywood > Keeping Kishore da’s legacy alive - Amit-Leena show the way

Keeping Kishore da’s legacy alive - Amit-Leena show the way

Saturday, August 08, 2015
By Chaitanya Padukone

Had legendary singer-actor-composer-funster Kishore Kumar (KK) been alive, he would have surely been overwhelmed  to see his grand-daughter Muktika Ganguly offer him a ''birthday-day gift'' by singing one of the emotionally-touching title-track from the digital on-line audio-video 'Baba Mere' which is a brainwave of her singer-composer dad Amit Kumar with poignant lyrics written by former  Bollywood actress and Kishore da's wife Leena Chandavarkar Ganguly .

With the help of hi-tech special effects, the music video depicts Muktika singing in a dream-sequence and meeting up with her 'Dadaji' (KK). The memorable musical event to mark KK's birth anniversary at the ISKCON, was convened by the Kishore Kumar Film Foundation Samaroh and had a galaxy of musical celebs in attendance including (chief guest) Union minister and singer Babul Supriyo, Suresh Wadkar, Udit Narayan, Shailendra Singh, Madhushree, composers Shravan Rathod and Ravindra Jain, veteran filmmaker Saawan Kumar Tak besides the entire Ganguly 'parivaar' including Amit’s  83-year old mother Ruma Devi.

Almost all the celebs vividly recalled their sentimental association with KK. Even as he sang 'Kehnaa Hai' (Padosan),  'mantri-jee' Babul was in an upbeat mood as he declared on stage that although he had never met KK, he considered him his mentor-Guru offering an analogy of 'Dronacharya –Eklavya'. On the same occasion Amit Kumar launched his enterprise Kumar Brothers Music (KBM) and released his six tracks of 'Baba Mere'.

Justifies Amit, ''My brother Sumeet insisted that I start my own company and market my own kind of independent unconventional harmonious melodies with meaningful lyrics. That’s how KBM was born; which will let my fans at a global level to re-discover the real-Amit'', smiles. Despite her weak ailing condition, (she was down with dengue fever) former glam-doll diva Leena seemed in her elements as she confided, ''It was my hubby Kishore, when he was alive, who motivated me to write lyrics. All the ‘wah-wahs’ that I now get, I owe them to him. Benevolent KK who taught me to always look ahead with practical optimism remains my eternal inspiration,” she sighs.

No Comments Posted
Filmmaker-actor Ron Howard is set to direct his ...
“Good Omens" actor Adria Arjona says the Amazon ...
Anthony Carrigan, the breakout star of HBO's "Bar
I am really very uneasy and disturbed. I started
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Select Sun sign:
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You are likely to remain careful and watchful today, foretells Ganesha. And because you'll be invited to parties and other social events, your enthusiasm will remain buoyant. You will also strike the right balance between business and pleasure, says Ganesha.
- Advertising -
Read More