New Delhi: Search engine Google paid homage to legendary playback singer Mukesh on his 93rd birth anniversary by creating a special doodle in his honour.
The doodle shows a smiling handsome man holding a microphone with a snowy background having a beautiful graphic from Amitabh-Rakhee starrer ‘Kabhie Kabhie,’ where the couple is seen holding each other.
Known as Raj Kapoor’s voice, Mukesh went on to give superhit songs for the late actor like “Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua“, “Mere Toote Huye Dil Se“, “Dost Dost Na Raha Pyar Pyar Na Raha“, “Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe Ho Nisar“, “Awara Hoon” and “Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din“.
Facts About Mukesh
Born on July 22, 1923 in Delhi, the very talented singer Mukesh initially worked briefly for the Department of Public Works. He was discovered by actor Motilal. After making way to Bollywood, in 1949 Naushad gave him songs for the film “Andaz“. Then Mukesh rose to fame with Raj Kapoor’s ‘Andaz’.
His song ‘Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai’ from the film ‘Rajnigandha,’ won Mukesh his first National Film Award in 1974. This was followed by four big wins in 1976 at the Filmfare Awards; amongst which the most notable was ‘Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein,’ the title track from ‘Kabhie Kabhie.’
Mukesh Mukesh died of a heart attack on 27 August 1976 in Detroit, Michigan, US, where he had gone to perform in a concert.