Mukesh was one of the India’s most famous singers. He was also nicknamed as The Man with the Golden Voice because of his unique voice and singing style. He was very popular amongst India’s renowned music composers and his association with Raj Kapoor is a part of Indian filmdom’s folklore. Mukesh was born as Zoraver Chand Mathur in Delhi on July 22nd, 1923. He was a part of bollywood’s famous trinity along with legends like Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar. His life story begins with getting a job in Delhi Department of Public Works. Mukesh left studies after the 10th standard.  His fondness for music grew with the passage of time and he started experimenting with voice recordings. In the meantime he also started to hone his unique singing ability. Mostly he is known for his melodramatic renditions.


Renowned actor of Indian film industry Motilal first identified the singer in Mukesh. Motilal was a distant relative of Mukesh. Mukesh was performing at the wedding of his sister and was instantly recognized by Motilal. Luckily, for Mukesh and us music lovers, he saw the hidden talent of the boy Mukesh and took him to Mumbai. Once he arrived in the dream city, Mukesh started taking formal trainings in music to purify his voice. During this phase, he also managed to act in a Hindi movie named Nirdosh (1941). Though, movie did not perform well at the box office yet he managed to make his mark in the playback singing. His first break as a playback singer was in the movie Pehli Nazar (1945). Call it luck or coincidence, that song was picturized on Motilal.