A gaggle set as much as propagate the reminiscence of legendary singer Kishore Kumar on Thursday sought that he be given the Bharat Ratna posthumously and his ancestral dwelling in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh be declared a “heritage site”.
Kumar was born in Khandwa on August 4, 1929 and was cremated right here after his dying on October 13, 1987 in Mumbai. The crematorium is visited by individuals in massive numbers with choices of “doodh-jalebi”, a favorite snack of the singer-actor.
Kishore Prerna Manch president Ranveer Singh Chawal informed PTI that greater than 2,000 postcards have been despatched to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in search of the declaration of Kumar’s home as a “heritage site” in addition to bestowing the Bharat Ratna on him.
“Kishore Kumar would always say he would like to settle down in Khandwa with his favourite meal of doodh-jalebi. It is unfortunate that his ancestral house here is in a bad state. Fans across the world want it to be declared a heritage site,” Chawal stated.
Ranveer Singh Chawal stated the Lucknow-based Kishore Kumar All India Group led by Deva Kishore in addition to Ahmedabad-based Parag Mehta have been in search of the identical calls for, whereas followers like Tariq Kishore from Moradabad and Patiala’s Rakesh Kotiya have been additionally working in direction of creating consciousness.
“Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had promised during local body polls that he would visit Khandwa on Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary but he gave it a miss,” Singh added.
“A gaurav (pride) yatra is also being taken out on the occasion in which folk artistes dance to traditional songs. The tableau of Omkreshwar Jyotirling and Dada Dhooniwale’s chariot are major attractions,” Prerna Manch’s spokesman Sunil Jain stated.
The night will see an occasion through which singers Pamela Jain and Amay Date will sing Kishore Kumar’s songs.
Khandwa district collector Anoop Singh stated a three-day occasion has been organized until August 6 to mark Kumar’s birthday, with programmes together with zumba dance, human chains, meals pageant and so on and a Nimadi Hindi Kavi Sammelan on the final day.
He stated individuals should make a rangoli in entrance of their houses as tribute to the singer.