Music Masters, S D Burman, and Kishore Kumar entertain all of us with their hit song numbers for many years. Even still, no one beat their songs no matter how talented singer they are. Some of their songs are still on the playlist and you can’t deny it. Soon statues of these two legends are going to be installed by a fan club next week in Kolkata. Kishore Kumar’s son and famous singer Amit Kumar will inaugurate the statues on October 22 in the attendance of Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s Mayor-in-Council Debasish Kumar, secretary of the club, Sudipta Chanda.
Earlier, the fan club of S D Burman has set up a bust [half statue] of his statue on the Southern Avenue-Keyatala Road connector in the city. The two new statues of SD and Kishore will be installed right opposite RD Burman’s bust, Chanda said. “While S D Burman had once lived at Southend Park in Dhakuria area of the city, Kishore Kumar also shared a close connection with this metropolis as he married Kolkata’s Ruma Guha Thakurta. Their son Amit Kumar, too, lived in this city for a few years,” he added.
In a written note of his fan club, Amit Kumar, on his part, said he was thrilled by the initiative. “I have seen all these greats in my lifetime. I miss them. It’s good to know that SD Burman and Kishore Kumar would be joining Pancham da in the city soon. That place will be a must-visit for all music lovers,” he said. S D Burman and Kishore Kumar shared a very close and warm friendship and everyone knows about it.
The two legends had given Bollywood many evergreen songs, including ‘Qusoor aapka huzoor aapka'(Bahaar 1951), Dukhi man mere sun mera kahna (Funtoosh 1956), Ek ladki bheegi bhagi si (Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958) and Dil aaj shayar hai gham aaj naghma hai (Gambler 1971).