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Mukesh - Moods & Memories of  Mukesh - G ECLP  5886 - LP Record

Mukesh Chand Mathur (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976), better known mononymously as Mukesh or Mukesh Ji, was an Indian playback singer of Hindi movies. Along with Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar, he was one of the most popular and legendary singers of his era. Amongst the numerous nominations and awards he won, his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from film Rajnigandha (1973) won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. Mukesh is also popular as being the voice of legendary actor Raj Kapoor.

Early Life:- Mukesh was born in Delhi in a Mathur Kayastha family. His parents were Zorawar Chand Mathur, an engineer, and Chand Rani. 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.

Singing career:-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 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. In 1974, Mukesh received National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from Rajnigandha (1974), and Filmfare Awards for the songs "Sab Kuch Seekha Humne" in the movie Anari (1959), "Sabse Bada Naadan Wahi Hai" in Pehchaan (1970), "Jai Bolo Beimaan Ki" in Beimaan (1972) and "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein", the title song of film Kabhie Kabhie (1976). A total of around 1,300 songs were sung by him. This number is less than those sung by some of his contemporaries, but the fact is that Mukesh emphasised on quality rather than quantity. The comparatively less songs sung by him in the 70s can be attributed to both the Kishore wave and his failing health due to his worsening heart problem.

Personal life:- Mukesh married Saral Trivedi alias Bachhiben, daughter of Raichand Trivedi. Saral's father was a Gujarati Brahmin millionaire. With no proper house, an erratic income and what was then considered in India a supposedly "immoral" profession (singer in movies), the consent of Saral's father for this marriage could not be obtained and Mukesh and Saral were forced to elope.

Death:- Mukesh died of a heart attack on 27 August 1976 in Detroit, Michigan, US, where he had gone to perform in a concert. That morning, he got up early and went to take a shower. He came out panting and complaining of chest pains. He was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead. The rest of the concert was completed by Lata Mangeshkar and surprisingly his son nitin mukesh . His body was flown to India by Lata Mangeshkar, where a grand funeral ceremony was held in the presence of several actors, with personalities of the Indian film industry and fans paying tribute. When news of his death reached Raj Kapoor, he burst into tears, and remarked, "I have lost my voice,"[citation needed] which is a testimony to the association of Mukesh's voice (in playback) to the immensely popular songs of Raj Kapoor's films. A famous song of the 50s featured on Bharat Bhushan Aa laut ke aa ja mere meet is another example of his earlier melodies, as is Dil tadap tadapke keh raha hai, picturised on Dilip Kumar.

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Mukesh - Moods & Memories of  Mukesh - G ECLP  5886




S. N. Tripathi, Ravi, Madan Mohan, Kanu  Ghosh, Chitragupta, Daan Singh, Chandra, M.A.Rauf Osmania, Kalyaniji Anandji Usha Khanna,  Shankar Jaikishan & Salil Chowdhury


Shailendra, Prem Dhawan, Rajinder Krishan, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi, Chandru, Sakib Lucknowi, Indiwar, Asad Bhopali & Hariram Acharya

Releasing Year



Film Hits





Made In



The Gramophone Company Of India Limited

Serial No.

G ECLP 5886

Side One

  • Jhoomti Chali Hava (Sangeet Samrat Tansen)


  • Wafa Jin Se Ki Bewafa Ho Gaye (Pyaar Ka Saagar)


  • Ham Chal Rahe The Tum Chal Rahe The (Duniya Na Mane)


  • Do Roz Men Woh Pyar Ka Alam (Pyar Ki Rahen)


  • Muft Hue Badnaam (Baraat)


  • Zikra Hota Hai Jab Qayamat Ka (My Love)


  • Maanga Tha Pyar Magar (Ramu To Diwani Hai)


  • Kahan Tak Jafa (Thofa)


Side Two

  • Meri Tamannaaon Ki Taqdeer (Holi Aaee Re)


  • Chand Ko Kya Maloom (Lal Bangla


  • Main Khush Nasib (Tower House)


  • Koi Bulaye Aur Koi Aye (Apne Huye Paraye)


  • Kuchh Sher Sunata Hoon (Ek Dil Sao Afsane)


  • Gori Tere Chalne Pe (Faisla)


  • Kisine Jadu Kiya (Chand Aur Suraj)


  • Gham-E-Dil Kis Se Kahoon (Bhool Na Jana)




12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


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Record Details
Releasing Year : 1983
Label : HMV
Language : Hindi
Genre : Film Hits
Speed : 33 RPM
Size : 12 Inches
Side1 - Song1 : Jhoomti Chali Hava (Sangeet Samrat Tansen)
Side1 - Song2 : Wafa Jin Se Ki Bewafa Ho Gaye (Pyaar Ka Saagar)
Side2 - Song3 : Main Khush Nasib (Tower House)
Side1 - Song4 : Do Roz Men Woh Pyar Ka Alam (Pyar Ki Rahen)
Side1 - Song5 : Muft Hue Badnaam (Baraat)
Side2 - Song1 : Meri Tamannaaon Ki Taqdeer (Holi Aaee Re)
Side2 - Song2 : Chand Ko Kya Maloom (Lal Bangla)
Side1 - Song3 : Ham Chal Rahe The Tum Chal Rahe The (Duniya Na Mane)
Side2 - Song4 : Koi Bulaye Aur Koi Aye (Apne Huye Paraye)
Side2 - Song5 : Kuchh Sher Sunata Hoon (Ek Dil Sao Afsane)
Side1 - Song6 : Zikra Hota Hai Jab Qayamat Ka (My Love)
Side1 - Song7 : Maanga Tha Pyar Magar (Ramu To Diwani Hai)
Side1 - Song8 : Kahan Tak Jafa (Thofa)
Side2 - Song6 : Gori Tere Chalne Pe (Faisla)
Side2 - Song7 : Kisine Jadu Kiya (Chand Aur Suraj)
Side2 - Song8 : Gham-E-Dil Kis Se Kahoon (Bhool Na Jana)
Singer - 1 : Mukesh
Music - 1 : S. N. Tripathi
Music - 6 : Daan Singh
Music - 2 : Ravi
Music - 3 : Madan Mohan
Music - 4 : Kanu Ghosh
Music - 5 : Chitragupta
Music - 7 : Chandra
Music - 8 : M.A.Rauf Osmania
Music - 9 : Kalyaniji
Music - 10 : Anandji
Music - 11 : Usha Khanna
Music - 12 : Shankar
Music - 13 : Jaikishan
Music - 14 : Salil Chowdhury
Lyrics - 1 : Shailendra
Lyrics - 2 : Prem Dhawan
Lyrics - 3 : Rajinder Krishan
Lyrics - 4 : Majrooh Sultanpuri
Lyrics - 5 : Anand Bakshi
Lyrics - 6 : Chandru
Lyrics - 7 : Sakib Lucknowi
Lyrics - 8 : Indiwar
Lyrics - 9 : Asad Bhopali
Lyrics - 10 : Hariram Acharya
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