The Indian film industry is a galaxy of superstars who sparkle with brightness. However, there are very few among the lot who end up leaving an impression in our lives forever. Kishore Kumar is one such legend who is still reminisced for his multiplicity of talents and his songs that still stands popular among the present generation who hum his songs.
Apart from his movies and songs which went on to become popular, his personal life also garnered a lot of public coverage. A unique multiplicity of talents, images, and capacities his personality often defied the norms of conclusive evaluation. 'Kishore Kumar - A Versatile Genius' is a beatific memoir and biography on the life of Kishore Kumar written by Shashikant Kinikar. He has authored many biographical book accounts on popular artists like Madhubala, Nargis, Gurudutt, Bimal Roy. Shashikant Kinikar is an avid film lover, who has so far written articles, columns and photo features for Marathi, Hindi and English periodicals. Besides he has written books in Marathi translated into other languages including Gujarati, English, Malayalam, and Hindi.
In this book, Kinikar has explored the varied dimensions of Kishore Kumar’s personality, his fondness for singing. Besides, he has also shed light on his personal life in his profession as well as in love and marriage. The book offers a good narrative into Kishore Kumar’s life story from his struggle to laddering success. The language of the book is simple, lucid and easy for readers to imbibe. The narration of the book does complete justice to the life of the legendary superstar by beatifically bringing alive the charisma through words for which Kishore Kumar was known for.