Mukesh a legendry singer of his time was considered the best voice combination of his voice and Raj Kapoor. Mukesh got the popularity for singing Raj Kapoor’s movies. Though there were other legendry singers like Kishore Kumar, Manna Dev and unique and famous singer Mohammad Rafi.
The translation of Mukesh in English means an Epithet of God which is attributed especially to Shiva. It means the person who destroys the power of demon. And Mukesh did the same through his voice.
Mukesh full name is Mukesh Chand Mathur, but I think he is known as Mukesh only. Mukesh was born in Punjab on Second July 1923. His parents Chand Rani and Zorawar Chand Mathur had ten children and Mukesh was sixth.
Since the childhood, Mukesh had been very keen to learn and understand music. Mukesh’s interest for music was discovered by a teacher who used to come home to teach his sister.
Though Mukesh never tried to tell the family members that he is keen and interested to learn music, but the music teacher noticed that he would listen to the music from the next room.
After 10th grade, Mukesh didn’t go to the college or any university but he got a job in the department of Public works.
During his job, Mukesh never gave up the idea of putting music in this blood. Mukesh kept practicing his voice and kept singing whenever he got a chance to do so. His voice was very sweet and melodies and whenever anyone would listens to Mukesh’s voice, he would become spell charmed.
Slowly and gradually Mukesh became the master of musical instruments as well as different singing styles. Like other singers, Mukesh also used Urdu words in his songs due to its sweetness and commonness among the masses and the classes.
Mukesh won four filmfare awards in 1959, 1970, 1972 and 1976 for Kab Kuch Seekha Humne, Sabse Bada Naddan, Jai Bole Beimaan Ki and Kabhi Kabhi mere dil mein respectively.
Mukesh started his singing career from Nirdosh in 1941 and since then he keep serving the film industry with his unmatched beautiful songs.
The last movie that Mukesh sang for was Chand Grahan in 1998.
Mukesh’s last journey was United States where he went to perform for a concert but unfortunately he developed a chest pain which caused his death. This chest pain caused a heart attack and he died on 27th August.
Mukesh is not among us but he is still remembered and will keep being remembered all over the world by his fans and family members. Nation is proud to have such a singer who made us smile, laughed and brought some tears through his amazing voice. Let’s remember him not only his birthday which is 22nd July but throughout the year by listening his songs and sharing them.