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Mukesh Geet & Ghazal - ECLP 2381 – HMV Colour Lable - Cover Good Condition - LP Record - LP Record

Mukesh Chand Mathur (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976), better known mononymously as Mukesh, was an Indian playback singer. He is considered to be one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the Hindi film industry. Amongst the numerous nominations and awards he won, his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha (1973) won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. Mukesh was also popular as being the voice of actors Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Feroz Khan and Sunil Dutt.Mukesh was born in Delhi in Hindu Kayastha family.] His parents were Zorawar Chand Mathur, an engineer, and Chandrani Mathur. He was the sixth in a family of ten children. The music teacher who came home to teach Mukesh's sister, Sundar Pyari, found a pupil in Mukesh, who would listen from the adjoining room. Mukesh left school after the 10th grade and worked briefly for the Department of Public Works. He experimented with voice recordings during his employment in Delhi and gradually developed his singing abilities and also his musical instrumental skills.Mukesh's voice was first noticed by Motilal, a distant relative, when he sang at his sister's wedding. Motilal took him to Mumbai and arranged for singing lessons by Pandit Jagannath Prasad. During this period Mukesh was offered a role as an actor-singer in a Hindi film, Nirdosh (1941). His first song was "Dil Hi Bujha Hua Ho To" as an actor-singer for Nirdosh. He got his break as a playback singer for actor Motilal in 1945 with the film Pehli Nazar with music composed by Anil Biswas and lyrics written by Aah Sitapuri. The first song that he sang for a Hindi film was "Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De".Mukesh was such a fan of singer K. L. Saigal that in his early years of playback singing he used to imitate his idol.In fact, it is said that when K. L. Saigal first heard the song "Dil Jalta Hai...", he remarked, "That's strange, I don't recall singing that song".Mukesh created his own singing style with the help of music director Naushad Ali, who helped Mukesh to come out of his Saigal style and create his own style. Naushad gave him songs for the film Andaz. Initially Mukesh was the ghost voice of Dilip Kumar in this movie and Mohammed Rafi sang for Raj Kapoor. He delivered many Hits for Naushad in films like: Anokhi Ada (1948), Mela (1948), Andaz (1949). Other composers who used Mukesh voice for great Dilip Kumar in hit songs like "Jeevan Sapna toot gaya" were Anil Biswas in Anokha Pyar, Ye Mera Diwanapan hai, Shankar-Jaikishan in Yahudi and Suhana Safar and Dil Tadap Tadap ke, Salil Choudhary in Madhumati. However, later Dilip Kumar choose Rafi as his ghost voice and Mukesh became the ghost voice of Raj Kapoor. Mukesh recorded highest number of songs for Shankar Jaikishan ie 133 songs followed by kalyanji Anandji ie 99 songs. Out of 4 Filmfare awards, Mukesh won 3 awards for Shankar Jaikishan songs

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Mukesh Geet & Ghazal - ECLP 2381




Murli Manohar Swarup, Vippin Mehra & Kishore Desai


Shamim Shahabaadi, Indiwar, Shivkumar Saroj, Raaz Allahabadi, Shaukat Pardesi, Sahibzadi Ishrat Jahan Begum, Daagh Dehlvi, Jigar Moradabadi & Meer Dard

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HMV Colour Label

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The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd.

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ECLP 2381

Side One

  • Mere Mehboob Mere Dost Nahin, Yeh Bhi Nahin


  • Tu Mere Saath Chal Na Paegi


  • Mil Na Saka Dil To


  • Mujhe Yun Ruth Kar


  • Main Kabse Jag Raha Hun -- Nazm


Side Two

  • Khizan Ke Daur Men


  • Tum Aaj Hansate Ho


  • Jahan Bhi Dekha Unhen


  • Haae Mehman Kahan


  • Khizan Me Jab Hai


  • Ham Tujh Se Kis Hawas Ki




12 Inches


33 RPM

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