- Name : Mukesh
- Date of Birth : Jul 22, 1923
- Passed Away On : Aug 27, 1976
- Religion : Hindu
- Death Place : Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Address : Mumbai
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NAME: Mukesh Chand Mathur
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 July 1923
PASSED AWAY ON: 27 August 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH: Delhi
DEATH PLACE: Michigan, USA
Mukesh was a famous Bollywood singer of the yester years.
Mukesh was born in a Kayastha family in Delhi. His father was Zorawar Chand Mathur who was an engineer by profession and mother was Chand Rani. He was the sixth child of the couple who had in all ten children.
Mukesh did not study much and left his schooling after 10th standard. He then worked for the Department of Public works, but for a short duration. It was during this time that he started honing his singing skills and experimented with voice recordings.
One of his relatives named Motilal noticed the talent of the young boy when the latter sung a song during his sister’s wedding. Consequently, Motilal took Mukesh to Mumbai and helped Mukesh get a formal singing training from Pandit Jagannath Prasad.
It was during this phase of his early career that Mukesh bagged his first role as an actor and singer in a movie titled Nirdosh that was released in the year 1941.
His Singing Career
Mukesh got his first break as a playback singer for the movie Pehli Nazar (1945). The first Hindi song that he sang was “Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De.”
Mukesh was a great K.L. Sehgal fan and sang many songs taking inspiration from the legendary singer. It was music director Naushad Ali who gave an identity to Mukesh’s voice. Mukesh-Naushad duo gave many hit films to Bollywood including Andaz(1949), Anokhi Ada(1948), Mela (1948).
Mukesh sang a lot of songs for Dilip Kumar (who later on chose Rafi as his ghost voice) and Raj Kapoor
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