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According to sources still one of Bollywood’s best known singers whose smooth and sonorous voice rendered a gamut of iconic songs, his admirers spanned from spin wizard B. Chandrashekhar who was listening to him before bowling India to victory against England at Lord's in August 1971 to Benazir Bhutto, who kept cassettes of his songs in her car while on the campaign trail.
Meanwhile he sang Raj Kapoor's biggest hits, both in RK banner's films and others, including such evergreen hits such as "Awara hoon", "Mera joota hai Japani", "Hoton pe sachai rehti hain", "Sab kuch seekha hamne" and when he died in 1976, the tearful actor lamented he had lost his voice, Mukesh had some equally famous songs for many other actors, big and small, admired and forgotten.
Moreover the Delhi born Mukesh Chandra Mathur
displayed an interest in music right from his childhood, convincing his elder
sister's music teacher to tutor him too. Furthermore after a brief stint in a
conventional job, he was lured to Bombay by a distant relative, actor Motilal,
who was impressed by his singing. His voice
had touched hearts of many and still many celebrities are listening to it which
is a dedication to him.