Magnificient & Melodious Mukesh

Submitted by savita on Fri, 02/24/2023 - 16:35
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Mukesh Chand Mathur was born on 22 July 1923.. in Delhi in a Kayasth family.. His father was an Engineer .. Mukesh was the sixth of ten children ..

This year i.e. 2023 marks his Birth Centenary.. 

He started his career as an actor Singer in Nirdosh in 1941 .. first song recorded by him was 'Dil Hi Bujha Hua Ho To .. ' First big success arrived in 'Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De.. ' from 1945 film Pehli Nazar for actor Motilal .. who was also a distant relative of Mukesh and responsible for introducinhg him to Hindi film industry .. Kundan Lal Saigal it seems while listening to it had said to his friends ' I do not recollect when did I record this song.. ' 

Mukesh received National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song 'Kai Baar Yun Bhi Dekha Hai.. ' from 1974 film Rajnigandha

Raj Kapoor Mukesh-Lata  Shailendra Collabs in 2023 Mukesh Centenary

Top Mukesh Collaborators

Manju Gupta #1   Neeta Paryani #2   Pradnya Kamble #2 Rashmi Joshi Pankaj Mishra 


This book would enumerate some of his great songs .. An Actor would have a separate entry if he has more than 5 top songs  with Mukesh as playback Singer 

Playback Singers

Further .. The book would also cover top female playback Singers who registered duets with him in Hindi Cinema

More from Mukesh

Last section would include other playback efforts from Mukesh most notably non-film and not part of the first two sections