Amit Kumar: News

Son of legendary Indian singer Kishore Kumar, and Bengali actress Ruma Guha Thakurta, Amit Kumar is a playback singer, actor, record producer, and music director and is best known for singing RD Burman songs. Kumar has sung songs in Hindi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Odia, Assamese, Marathi, and Konkani. He professionally started his career with the hit song ‘Hosh Mein Ham Kahan,’ in the movie ‘Darwaza’ (1978). His first official release was ‘Main Bhi To Akela Hoon’ for the movie ‘Zindagi Aur Toofan.’ He has also recorded several songs with his father including ‘Haseeno Ke Chakkar Me Padhna Nahi,’ ‘Nazar Lage Na Sathiyon,’ and ‘Sun Chache Bol Bhatije.’ He rose to prominence with the super-hit song ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ from the 1976-film ‘Balika Badhu.’ The song was composed by Burman and Amit went on to work with Burman on hundreds of songs in his career. He won a Filmfare Award for the song ‘Teri Yaad Aa Rahi Hai,’ for the movie ‘Love Story’ (1981). He has also worked with Bappi Lahiri, music duo Anand-Milind, and Jatin Lalit. In 1994, after the demise of Burman, he withdrew from playback singing. He has also acted in several movies including ‘Door Gagan ki Chhaon Men’ (1964) and ‘Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi’ (1974).

06 Sep 2023


Ranbir Kapoor-Anurag Basu's Kishore Kumar biopic is happening: Report

Anurag Basu's Kishore Kumar biopic with Ranbir Kapoor has become a running joke in Bollywood as the movie has gone through several development hells.

20 May 2021


Amit Kumar releases digital cover version of his popular songs

Popular playback singer and music composer Amit Kumar has brought out a series of a re-recorded digital cover version of his songs that became superhits in the seventies, eighties, and nineties.

07 May 2020


Delhi: Turned away by two hospitals, constable dies of coronavirus

Coronavirus claimed its first casualty in Delhi Police on Tuesday when 31-year-old constable Amit Kumar, who was asymptomatic till a day ago, passed away.

31 Aug 2019


Inspiring stories of five GATE toppers who beat all odds

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams. It is conducted for admission to postgraduate courses in engineering/technology; GATE scores are also used for PSU recruitment.

19 Jul 2019


Inspiring stories of 5 GATE toppers who beat all odds

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams. It is conducted for admission to postgraduate courses in engineering/technology; GATE scores are also used for PSU recruitment.

13 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar: Sexual-harassment of minor Dalit girl triggers clashes, 1 held

One person has been arrested and six others booked after clashes broke out between two groups in Aterna village (Muzaffarnagar) over the alleged sexual harassment of a minor Dalit girl, police said today.

24 Oct 2018

Port Blair

CBI reshuffles team probing case against ex-Special Director Rakesh Asthana

The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces, officials said today.

19 Oct 2018


Statues of Kishore Kumar, SD Burman in Kolkata soon

If you're a fan of Kishore Kumar or SD Burman, you might want to visit Kolkata next as a fan club is going to install the statues of the music maestros in Kolkata next week.

14 Oct 2018


Mastermind of fake Indian Army, Railways, ONGC recruitment racket arrested

A 39-year-old mastermind of a fake Indian Territorial Army recruitment racket was arrested from Uttarakhand's Haridwar, police said yesterday.

19 May 2018

Rajesh Kumar

Army officer preventing robbery on board train injured; accused held

Four persons, accused of a robbery on board the CSTM-Amritsar Express, have been arrested today. During the incident, an Army lieutenant who tried to thwart the robbers' plan was injured by the accused.

23 Apr 2018


Jamshedpur: BDOs directed to complete toilet construction by June 15

The Deputy Commissioner of Jamshedpur's East Singhbhum district Amit Kumar has directed all the Block Development Officers (BDOs) to complete the construction of toilets, as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission by June 15.

22 Apr 2018


Alleged rapist of minor acquitted as victim 'adult' under Muslim-laws

A Delhi court acquitted a man accused of raping a minor saying the victim, a Muslim, was an adult as per the religious laws, reports The Hindu.

15 Apr 2018


Witchcraft: Delhi man convicted of sexually assaulting minor girl

A man, who claimed to cure backaches through witchcraft, has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on the pretext of treating her, with a Delhi court relying on the victim's sole testimony.

04 Apr 2018


Gardeners of Rashtrapati Bhawan accused of forgery, probe begins

Six gardeners, all belonging to Rajasthan, of the Rashtrapati Bhawan have been accused of forgery and cheating.

31 Mar 2018


Bihar topper scam: ED attaches prime accused Baccha Rai's assets

In a major development related to the Bihar topper scam of 2016, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday revealed it has attached properties worth Rs. 4.53 crore of Amit Kumar alias Bachcha Rai, the secretary-cum-principal of Vishun Roy College in Vaishali district.

31 Mar 2018


2016 Bihar toppers scam: ED attaches assets of main accused

The ED today said it has attached assets worth Rs. 4.53cr, including 29 plots and deposits in ten bank accounts, of the main accused in the 2016 Bihar topper scam.

20 Feb 2018

West Bengal

WB: Woman gang-raped, private parts mutilated with weapons

In a gruesome crime, two men in West Bengal allegedly raped a woman and mutilated her private parts with a metal object.

01 Dec 2017


5 Bollywood films to watch out for in December

December, being the last month of the year, has a lot to offer to cinegoers. A few spectacular movies are lined up for this month.

Police arrest "Dr. Horror" involved in kidney-rackets for two decades

Dehradun Police have arrested Dr. Amit Kumar - mastermind of an interstate kidney racket with international links run from the city's Gangotri Charitable Hospital - from Haryana's Panchkula.

05 Sep 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi: Father seeks police protection from his own alcoholic son

66-year-old Rajvir Sharma filed a plea in Delhi HC seeking police protection from his 22-year-old alcoholic son so that he and his wife can live in peace with self-respect.

25 Jul 2017


Realty group Amrapali's two officials get arrested for fraud

At least two officials of the realty group Amrapali were arrested by the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration for committing fraud on Tuesday.

04 Aug 2016

Amitabh Bachchan

'The Voice India Kids' mentors pay tribute to Kishore Kumar

Popular singers Shaan, Neeti Mohan and Shekhar Ravjiani of 'The Voice India Kids' paid a musical tribute to the Indian-cinematic legend ahead of his 87th birthday which falls on Thursday.