Elior India MD Sanjay Kumar tunes into to Kishore Kumar on flights; is also a country music fan

The top boss also turns to Ed Sheeran for casual in-flight listening.

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Sanjay Kumar's favourite restaurant is Le Meurice Alain Ducasse in Paris.
Sanjay Kumar, MD, Elior India feels history has a lot of insights for management, and has 'Mission with Mountbatten' among his top reads.

Here, he shares a few of his favourite things.

Music

I find country music soothing — Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray and Kenny Rogers. I love a Kishore Kumar or Ed Sheeran for casual in-flight listening.

Book
'Mission with Mountbatten' by Alan Campbell-Johnson. History has a lot of insights for management. As they say, those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.
'Mission with Mountbatten'

Sport
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Golf — one of the few games that allows you to play with players of different skill levels and enjoy it while still being competitive.

Movie
'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'. It showcased the gekko style profiteering. Closer home, I loved queen as it showed a generational shift in attitudes to life.

Restaurant
Le Meurice Alain Ducasse in Paris. The menu is elaborate and the wines paired very meticulously.

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Kishore Kumar's 88th Birth Anniversary: Some Lesser-known Facts About the Inimitable Singer
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Born in a Bengali family as Abhas Kumar Ganguly, the singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter, unsurprisingly looked up to singing and acting icon K.L. Saigal.

He even tried modelling his career on his idol's to a certain degree, but his journey took him on its own unique course and till date Kumar is known as one of the most prolific and successful singers of our country.
Born in a Bengali family as Abhas Kumar Ganguly, the singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter, unsurprisingly looked up to singing and acting icon K.L. Saigal. He even..
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In his entire career, Kishore Kumar has acted in 86 films and, despite no formal training in music, did playback in 1,188 films.

His first film as an actor was 'Shikari', 1946.

In Pic: Kishore Kumar plays with lead actress Madhubala in the Bollywood film, 'Chalti Ka Nam Gadi'.
In his entire career, Kishore Kumar has acted in 86 films and, despite no formal training in music, did playback in 1,188 films. His first film as an actor was 'Shikari', 1946. In Pic: Kishore Kuma..
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Kishore Kumar lived an enigmatic life. Arguably the most versatile voice that Bollywood has ever heard, is loved by millions for his romantic numbers.

The man churned out hits like ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ and ‘Mere Sapnon Ki Raani’, which continue to be chartbusters.

In Pic: Playback singers Kishore Kumar (left) and Asha Bhosle with famous composer-singer R D Burman in Bombay during 1986.
Kishore Kumar lived an enigmatic life. Arguably the most versatile voice that Bollywood has ever heard, is loved by millions for his romantic numbers. The man churned out hits like ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke P..
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Apart from being an excellent singer, the multifaceted Kishore Da boasted of many other talents such as composing, lyricist, acting, direction, production and scriptwriter.

He became synonymous with songs that have transcended generations of music lovers and have, till date, continued to enthrall the masses.
Apart from being an excellent singer, the multifaceted Kishore Da boasted of many other talents such as composing, lyricist, acting, direction, production and scriptwriter. He became synonymous with..
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Kishore Kumar got married four times. His first wife was Ruma GuhaThakurta. He then married Madhubala in 1960 and remained married to her till her death in 1969.

His third marriage was to actress Yogeeta Bali but that turned out to be a brief affair after which he married Leena Chandavarkar.

In Pic: Kishore Kumar (left) with son Amit Kumar, during 1981.

Kishore Kumar got married four times. His first wife was Ruma GuhaThakurta. He then married Madhubala in 1960 and remained married to her till her death in 1969. His third marriage was to actress Yo..
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The singer holds the record for winning the most number of Filmfare Awards as he has won it 8 times.

In Pic: Versatile playback singer Kishore Kumar (centre) is flanked by music director Chitragupta (right) and cine actor Premendra (left) during a song recording at a studio in Bombay on January 1, 1971.
The singer holds the record for winning the most number of Filmfare Awards as he has won it 8 times. In Pic: Versatile playback singer Kishore Kumar (centre) is flanked by music director Chitragupta..
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Besides Hindi, Kishore Da sang in Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya and Bhojpuri.

In Pic: Singers Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar at a musical concert conducted by music director duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal during 17th Annual Filmfare awards functions at Shanmukhanda hall in Bombay on April 19, 1970.
Besides Hindi, Kishore Da sang in Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya and Bhojpuri. In Pic: Singers Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar at a musical concert conducted by mu..
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