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    ! report abusePritam Roy
    Pritam Roywrote on 03 Sep 2011

    Mukesh was part of the first film of many music directors like Shankar-Jaikishan (Barsaat), Madan Mohan (Ankhen), Lasmikant Pyarelal (Parasmani) and Bappi Lahiri (Nanha Shikari).

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    Pritam Roywrote on 03 Sep 2011

    Guru Dutt and Randhir Kapoor are rare heroes, for whom Mukesh did not lend his beautiful voice.

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    Pritam Roywrote on 03 Sep 2011

    After Raj Kapoor, the next major actor to be associated with the voice of Mukesh was Manoj Kumar.

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    Pritam Roywrote on 03 Sep 2011

    Motilal was a distant relative and mentor who brought him to Mumbai and put him under Pt. Jagannath Prasad for training and also gave him his first break.

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    ! report abuseSangita Bhattacharya
    Sangita Bhattacharyawrote on 04 Feb 2010

    When the news of his death reached Raj Kapoor, he remarked, "I have lost my voice," which is a testimony to the timeless and unforgettable association of Mukesh's voice (in playback) to the immensely popular songs of Raj Kapoor's films.

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    ! report abuseSangita Bhattacharya
    Sangita Bhattacharyawrote on 04 Feb 2010

    Mukesh died of a heart attack on 27 August 1976 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, where he had gone for a concert. His body was carried back to India by Lata Mangeshkar, where a grand funeral ceremony took place as many famous actors, personalities of the Indian film industry, and fans paid tribute to the late singer.

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    ! report abuseSangita Bhattacharya
    Sangita Bhattacharyawrote on 04 Feb 2010

    He got his break as a playback singer for Actor Motilal himself in 1945 with the film Pehli Nazar'music by Anil Biswas & Lyrics by Aah Sitapuri' (First Look). The first song he sang for a Hindi film was Dil Jalta Hai to Jalne De (If the heart burns, let it burn), which was incidentally picturised on Motilal.

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    ! report abuseSangita Bhattacharya
    Sangita Bhattacharyawrote on 04 Feb 2010

    Mukesh's voice was noticed by Motilal (a popular actor in Hindi films, also a distant relative of Mukesh) when he sang at his sister's wedding. Motilal took him to Bombay, let him stay with him and even arranged for singing lessons by pandit jagannath prasad for him. During this period, Mukesh managed to bag a role in a Hindi film, Nirdosh (Innocent) (1941). His first song was dil hi bujha hua ho to as an actor singer for Nirdosh.

 

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