Mukesh Chand Mathur, called just as Mukesh is venerated as one of our three awesome vocalists who performed in the meantime, the other two being obviously Kishore Kumar and Mohd Rafi. He standing his ground amidst these two stalwarts demonstrates his courage. Today, 22nd July is his birthday. Allows memory some moderately lesser known incidental data about this extraordinary artist.
Child of an Engineer, he too had joined the branch of open works yet his essence was in singing. Strikingly he learnt singing by tuning in (from an abutting room) to the exercises bestowed to his sister from her music instructor. His first tune in films was “Dil Jalta Hai to Jalne De” from the film Pehli Nazar when he was only 23. In this melody he seems like KL Saigal, and in certainty when KL Saigal heard this tune, he had commented that he didn’t recollect singing it.
Mukesh and Raj Kapoor were made for each other. At first he was the voice of Dilip Kumar and Rafi the voice of Raj Kapoor yet then it was turned around and Mukesh sang for Raj kapoor. The solid purpose of Mukesh was the feeling he conveyed to his melodies, and when Raj Kapoor used to act out on screen it appeared as though Mukesh had entered his spirit and body. No big surprise when Mukesh passed away, Raj Kapoor separated, burst into tears and said “I have lost my voice”. He additionally said “Meri jaan chali gayi. I am the body, the spirit was Mukesh”
At the point when Mukesh passed away he had a singing duty. His child needed to respect it yet would purchase tickets to hear him. Subsequently he asked for Raj Kapoor to be boss visitor with the goal that the tickets would offer, and Raj Kapoor concurred. The show was house-full.
Mukesh and star spinner BS Chandrasekhar had a strange associate. Chandra used to murmur his melodies while knocking down some pins and sang whatever Mukesh tune struck a chord. In an ESPN Cricinfo talk with he particularly says “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai” and “Ye Mera Deewanapan Hai”. Once in a match he beat the considerable Sunny Gavaskar, and following up asked him “Did you hear?” alluding to the tune played noisily by an onlooker on a transistor. Truth be told amid matches of Chandra, the group used to play his tunes noisily and Gavaskar likewise says that to spur Chandra, he used to sing Mukesh melodies.
Mukesh was a decent individual. He used to be an incessant guest to Shirdi. Once on a visit, he was on a tanga (horse carriage) and the tange-wala continued singing pitiful Mukesh tunes. Mukesh facetiously disclosed to him why you are singing these miserable tunes, sing something different. The tange-wala said then get off, I will sing these tunes as it were. Mukesh approached him to come to Mumbai for seven days. The tange-wala said his family relies upon him for day by day apportions and afterward Mukesh acquired adequate proportions for the family and took him to Mumbai. Till then he had not uncovered his name. In the wake of achieving Mumbai, he washed up, spruced up and after that took him to recording studio lastly uncovered that he was a similar vocalist whose melodies the tange-wala was singing. Hearing this he fell at feet of Mukesh and looked for absolution. Mukesh lifted him up, embaced him and said that his youngsters’ instruction will be supported by him. One kid turned into an Engineer and the other a Chartered Accountant.
That for you is Mukesh. An incredible vocalist and an extraordinary man. Upbeat birthday Mukesh.