Let's pay respect to two brothersKumudlal Ganguly was born at Bhagalpur on 13th October, 1911. He went to Bombay (now Mumbai) to work in his brother-in-law's film production company. Later he was forced to act in film by his brother-in-law. His first film with Devika Rani was the first superhit film of Indian cinema. The name of the film was Achhut Kanya. Since 1936 till 1997, Kumudlal acted in more than 275 films in different types of characters. During the eighties, he took part in television serials. His serial Humlog became very popular during the early age of Indian television. Incidentally, he took the screen-name Ashok Kumar, but was fondly addressed as Dadamani.
Kumudlal's youngest brother, Abhas Kumar Ganguly was born in 1929 at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. Following his brother's footstep, he went to Bombay at a very early age and became a renowned singer. Not only singing, he became very famous in comic acting. Although he acted in very few films, but his acting in those few films are still discussed. And his singing? Another such great singer without any formal training has not yet born in India. This great singer breathed his last on 13th October, 1987. Incidentally Abhas Kumar has become famous as Kishor Kumar.
Let's pay our respect to Ashok Kumar on his birthday and Kishor Kumar on his day of departure from the world.