Kishore Kumar was a genius, who made the world sway to his everlasting songs for decades. Even though he is still considered as a huge star in the history of films., the legendary singer was never honoured with the Padma honour (Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan or Padma Shri), unlike his contemporaries.
On the occasion of his 88th birth anniversary celebrations, Kishore Kumar’s fans have decided to come together and work towards this.
His son, singer Amit Kumar, says, “I think it is a good thing that his fans have taken up this initiative. My father was a Kohinoor. He himself is an award. But then, his fans want him to get one. Yeh toh bahut saalon se chal raha hai.”
“I have encouraged them and said that I am with them. If he gets the Bharat Ratna, it will be good, but even if he doesn’t, it is okay. I cannot tell the government, ‘please give this award to my father’. But my best wishes are with all his fans. Let’s hope this works,”he adds