On the occasion of the 92nd birth anniversary of Kishore Kumar, his fans and officials paid tribute to the late legendary singer by offering milk and jalebis, which were the favourite dishes of the singer, at his samadhi close to his birthplace in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. The fans urged that Kishore Kumar’s ancestral home in Khandwa be converted into national heritage.
Sunil Jain who is the spokesman of Kishore Prerna Manch, when asked about the demand to confer the highest civilian award of India on the legendary singer, told “Kishoreda was a Bharat Ratna in its own sense. Instead, his dilapidated house should be converted into national heritage”.
Kishore Kumar was born on August 4, 1929, in Khandwa town in Madhya Pradesh.
According to the sources who are associated with the “Ganguly House” in the Bombay Bazar area of Khandwa town has said that the 200-year-old property lies in a deteriorated state due to a disagreement among Ganguly (original surname of the famous actor brothers Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Anoop Kumar) family members.
Jagdish Gayakwad, the Pune-based actor-director, who comes to Khandwa every year on the birth anniversary of Kishore Kumar has said that “I have grown up hearing and singing Kishore Da’s songs and I earn my bread and butter by singing his songs”.
Anay Dwivedi, Khandwa collector and Vivek Singh, superintendent of police have also offered flowers as their tribute. A massive number of fans also came up at the samadhi memorial in order to pay their respect.