Born on July 22, 1923, famous singer Mukesh made his debut in the world of music in 1945. He was extremely popular for the three decades that followed. He decorated film and non-film songs as well as Urdu, Punjabi, and Marathi songs with his voice. 'If I have ten light songs in front of me, one full of sadness, I'll leave ten songs and choose a sad song.' It was said that Mukesh Chandra Mathur, who is enough for everyone as Mukesh till date but see the flourishing of talent... Mukesh, who has a soft heart for sad songs, sang all kinds of songs and sang them brilliantly.
Mukesh's voice makes everyone so happy that he too gets lukewarm. This desire for an invitation is rarely seen in a voice. Raj Kapoor did not tell him his voice like that. Raj Kapoor had said, 'If I am body, Mukesh is my soul.'' Of course, Mukesh worked with every musician, including names like Naushad, Kalyan Ji-Anandji, Khayyam, Laxmikant-Pyare Lal, but Raj Kapoor, Nargis Dutt, who had a Jugalbandi with Shankar-Jai Kishan, bear witness to that indelible history. Many songs like 'Ramaiah Vastavaiya,' 'Awara Hoon,' 'Mera Juta Hai Japanese,' still keep people in a trance.
Incidentally, in India, songs like 'Mera Juta Hai Japanese' used to play on special occasions, but it was banned from being broadcast by All India Radio. Tarun Sridhar writes, "After 1950, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Dr. Balakrishna Vishwanath Keskar, banned the telecast of film songs for fear of defiling culture.''