Google remembers Mukesh

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It is the birthday of the playback legend Mukesh 

Search giant Google today remembered legendary playback singer Mukesh with a special doodle on his 93rd birth anniversary. Known as the voice of actor Raj Kapoor, Mukesh Chand Mathur was born in Delhi on July 22, 1923.

Mukesh was the singing voice of ‘The Showman’, lending his notes to Andaz (1949), followed  by Awara, Barsaat, Shree 420, Anari, Chhalia and Mera Naam Joker.

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The doodle featured a smiling portrait of Mukesh and a small sketch from the movie Kabhie Kabhie in the background. Mukesh won the Filmfare Award in 1976 for four songs, most notably Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein, the title track of the film.

The Man with the Golden Voice was discovered by Motilal, an actor and distant relative, when he sang at his sister’s wedding. Early on, he studied with classical musician Pandit Jagannath Prasad and for years emulated his idol, singer KL Saigal. Working with music director Naushad Ali, who gave him the songs for Andaz, Mukesh eventually came into his own.

In 1945, Mukesh gave his first playback for Motital in the film Pehli Nazar. His first Hindi song was “Dil jalta hai to jalne de“. Within a short period, Mukesh’s unique voice and style came to be ranked alongside two other Bollywood’s greatest playback singers—Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar.

Forty years after death, Mukesh is remembered for his songs “Chandan sa badan” (Saraswatichandra), “Chal ri sajni, ab kya roke” (Bambai Ka Babu), “Kabhi kabhi mere dil me khayal aata hai” and “Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon” (both—Kabhie Kabhie), “Kya khoob lagti ho, badi sunder dikhti ho” (Dharmatma), “Sab kuchh sikha humne, na sikhi hoshiyari” (Anari), “Sawan ka mahina, pavan kare sor” (Milan) and “Hothon pe sachhai rehti hai” (Jis Des me Ganga behti hai). 
Mukesh passed away following a massive heart attack while on a concert tour in Detroit, US, on August 27, 1976, aged just 53. 

Mera Naam Joker…Jeena yahan marna yahan…

Teesri Kasam…Duniya bnanne wale…

Milan…Savan ka Mahina

Anand…Kaheen dur jb din dhal jaye…

Kabhi Kabhi…Mai pal do pal ka shayr hu…

Dharam Karam…Ek din bik jayega…

By Web Team