Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987; born Abhas Kumar Ganguly ) was an Indian playback singer, actor, music director, lyricist, writer, director, producer and screenwriter. He is considered as one of the greatest and the most successful singer of Hindi film industry and Indian Subcontinent. He was popular for doing Yodelling in his songs and he was the first who introduced Yodelling in India. Even after 32 years of his death his songs still remains very popular. From 1948 to 1987 (Till his death) he has sung many songs which are considered as one of the greatest songs of all time. Although he was not a trained singer but still had a brilliant voice. He has sung soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, Kumar sang in different genres but some of his rare compositions which were considered classics were lost in time. According to Ashok Kumar, Kumar's success lies in the fact that his voice used to hit the microphone straight at its most sensitive point.