Grandparents react to Kishore Kumar songs

The legendary singer, the man with a golden voice and the singer who changed the face of Indian cinema music was born today and we couldn’t be more grateful. We’re not only thankful to him for contributing heaps to the Indian cinema but also leaving a legacy behind. On a gloomy day, trust a Kishore Kumar playlist to brighten up your day like none other.

A few grandparents walked down their memory lane and shared remembrances from their time along with favourite songs with us.

Here are some of most adorable grandparents on a nostalgia trip –

Pawanjit Kalia, 70

Favourite song: ‘Mere saamne wali khidki – Padosan’

Reason: “The words make you smile instantly and are less complicated. This is also one song that makes my wife very happy.”

P. Ramesh, age 56

Favourite song: ‘Zindagi ek safar hai suhana, Andaz’

Reason: “The melody of the song brings an instant smile to your face. Unlike other songs of our time, he created the best music that was relatable and humming to these songs with my friends was also the best pass time.”

T.M. Parthasarathy, age 82

Favourite Song: ‘Chala jata hoon, Mere Jeevan Saathi’

Reason: “Kishore Kumar gave us some of the happiest songs. They would surely work as instant mood-lifters and ones you can bank on after a rough day.”

Urmila and Madhukar Gokhale, 64 & 69

Favourite Song: ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Aradhana’

Reason: “This song is the closest to my heart since my husband would sing it for me a lot of times. I will never get enough of it.” – Urmila Gokhale
“Kishore Kumar’s music was a reflection of his feelings. This is one of the reasons why I enjoyed his music so much.” – Madhukar Gokhale

Sita Rani Kalia, 76

Favourite Song: ‘Pal pal dil ke paas tum rehte ho, Blackmail’

Reason: “It reminds me of my younger days with my husband. We would eat challi (corn) during the winters and listen to music starting with this particular song.”

Satish Batra, 79

Favourite Song: ‘Yeh sham mastani, Kati Patang’

Reason: “His blissful voice and meaningful lyrics always brought a smile on my face. While
travelling, I prefer listening to evergreen songs like these.”

Shaukat Ali, 68

Favourite Song: ‘Mere dil mein aaj kya hai, Daag’

Reason: “This song was released after my wedding and my wife and me used to sing it together.”


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