While we know Yogeeta Bali was earlier married to Kishore Kumar and later found love in Mithun Chakraborty, we don't know much about her parents. For the unversed, Yogeeta is the niece of Geeta Bali.
Born in 1952, Yogeeta Bali Chakraborty was married to one of the finest singers ever to grace Indian cinema, Kishore Kumar but soon their married life had hit the rough patch and the two had parted ways. Soon after her divorce with Kishore Kumar, Yogeeta had found her soulmate in Mithun Chakraborty and they had tied the knot in 1979. Reportedly, Mithun and Yogeeta had met on the sets of a film and soon developed a friendly relationship. Their friendship then manifested into a romantic alliance and a year after divorcing Kishore Kumar, Yogeeta Bali married Mithun. The couple have a stable married life since then and are blessed with three sons and a daughter. (Also Read: When Asha Bhosale Revealed Her Late Husband RD Burman Used To Send Her Flowers Anonymously For Years)
The details about Yogeeta Bali and Kishore Kumar’s relationship, how or where they had met isn’t known, but she was 20 years younger to the singer-actor. Conjectures are that the age difference had taken a toll on their relationship. In fact, in an interview later, Kishore Kumar had said that his ex-wife, Yogeeta wasn’t serious about marriage and called their union a ‘joke’. He also said that she was only obsessed with her mother and never wanted to live with him. While that was about Yogeeta Bali’s married life, let’s take a look back at her relationship with her parents.
According to Stars Unfolded, Yogeeta Bali Chakraborty’s father’s name was Syed Irshad Hussain, however, he changed it to Jaswant after joining the film industry as he migrated to India from Pakistan. Jaswant was already married and had two kids when he married Yogeeta's mother, Hardarshan Kaur, who also happens to be Geeta Bali's sister. Yogeeta's father eventually moved back to Pakistan to his first and children after suffering losses in the film industry.
In a throwback interview, Yogeeta Bali had spoken about how her first marriage with Kishore Kumar wasn’t a cakewalk for her and commenting on their relationship, she was quoted as saying, “I’ve had my problems. Though my first marriage with Kishore Kumar broke up, I was not disillusioned with love, for I never loved him. My marriage with him was never consummated and so it hasn’t put me off the institution of marriage either.” When probed, “But that’s because she says you would stay up all night and count money”, he had clarified, “Do you think I can do that? Do you think I’m mad? Well, it’s good we separated quickly.” (Also Read: When Nargis Said 'Meena Kumari Maut Mubarak Ho', Revealed She Was Beaten By Her Husband Kamal Amrohi)
There were reports that Mithun Chakraborty had fallen for Yogeeta Bali because she resembled his first wife, Helena Luke. When the Stardust Magazine had approached Yogeeta and asked her to comment on the same, she had said, “I hate her. People say Mithun fell for me only because I look like her. But I don’t think there is any similarity between us. Just because she fell in love with Mithun because she thought he resembled Javed Khan, does not mean that everyone feels the same way. Mithun does not even care for her. How can I look like her? I’m not so beautiful!” After Yogeeta had divorced Kishore Kumar, rumours were that she was in a live-in relationship with Mithun and they were waiting for his divorce. Yogeeta had commented on this, “It’s a lie. I’ve heard about it too and I would like to know who is responsible for such filth. I live here in my own flat with my brother and my mother. I will go to his house only after my marriage.”
Finally, when Yogeeta Bali and Mithun Chakraborty had tied the knot, she admitted that marriage is her priority and she would give up everything for it. Yogeeta had remarked, “I am a very homely person. I’d rather sit at home washing nappies and waiting for him to get back, than sit in studios waiting for the stars to turn up. I would give up everything for marriage. Mithun has to just tell me he wants me, and I’ll be there!” (Also Read: When Mohammed Rafi's Wife, Bilquis Rafi Revealed The Only Thing Their Children Disliked About Him)
Yogeeta and Mithun are happily married and enjoying every bit of life with their kids!