Banned Kishore Kumar: Kishore Kumar, who ruled every heart by singing hundreds of best songs in Bollywood, died on 13 October 1987 and today is his death anniversary. Kishore Kumar was not only known for his excellent voice and singing but he was also in discussion about his personal life.
There are many famous stories related to the life of Kishore Kumar, one of them is during the Emergency. On 25 June 1975, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared Emergency in the country. During this time, the government asked Kishore Kumar to sing for him but he refused, which he suffered. In fact, Kishore Kumar was firm in his principles and did what he wanted.
It is said that the government wanted Kishore Kumar to give his voice to the 20-point program of Emergency. Vidya Charan Shukla, who handled Indira Gandhi’s strategies, called Kishore Kumar and said that Kishore Kumar was told that this was the order of Information and Broadcasting Minister (then) VC Shukla. Even after listening to this, Kishore Kumar was not ready to sing for the government.
The government was so angry that Kishore Kumar refused to sing the song, that he banned Kishore Kumar’s songs on All India Radio. The ban was imposed on Kishore Kumar on 3 May 1976 and continued till the Emergency was over. It may be known that there was an emergency in the country for 21 months.
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