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vivek
dear all,
i went through a nice artical a few days ago and going to share with u. this is written by nalini mathur (mukesh's daughter):
smile:

'Papa' By : Nalini Mukesh Mathur
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The name 'Mukesh' to most people conjures up the image of a great singer; a greater human being. But to me it means- " Papa ". When I was asked to write about him, a millions incidents rushed to my minds. I can write a book on him. I thought. When I actually sat down to put my experiences and memories on paper, I failed .
It is always difficult to write about someone you have loved ; adored ; in the past tense, when that someone is also a renowned name, on whom thousands of words have already been written the going gets more difficult. Either the write up is too personal and reeking sentimentality or cold and superficial.

So after days to trying to write on him and failing miserably, I picked these pictures from the family albums and decided to write around them
Let see !

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This photograph (1946) was taken immediately after their wedding , which took place in a temple in a Kandiwali , at the residence of Mr. R.D. Mathur.)

His marriage. He from a middle class family of the kayastha community. She a loved daughter of millionaire Gujarati Brahmins. Hardly a suitable match ! Especially with him having him no proper house, an erratic in-come and a " immoral " profession ! So thought her family. Thus Mukesh and Sarla eloped.

Everyone made dire predictions of unhappy days and divorce; but both weathered the' lean days and celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary on the 22nd July,1976 five days before his departure for the U.S.A. on 27th July,1976.

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( This photograph (1952) was taken when she came from Delhi to visit him. Mukesh flanked by his wife Sarla and mother Chand Rani. On his lap are the first two of his five children ,daughter Rita and son Nitin.)

Mukesh earliest memories were of his mother. He worshiped her. She was always there as a great inspiration to him and even after she died in 1960,in the greatest as well as gravest moments of his life, he thought of her ; called out to her. Amongst his last thoughts and words was his " BAUAA "


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( That's him looks like an actor, doesn't he ? )
Mukesh came to Bombay in 1940 not to be a playback singer but to be an actor. His acting career was utter flop, but in the process he became an extremely successful singer. Then again in the early fifties he got the " actingbug ".This time he produce a film 'Anurag' starring Usha Kiran, Mridulla, and himself. The film ran into financial difficulties and was never released. Yet the songs of the film, which he composed himself. are evergreen and sung till to-day.

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( In this memorable picture taken at the recording of Jis Desh Mein Ganga Bahti Hai , " Hum Bhi Hain Tum Bhin Ho" seated from left to right are singers Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Mukesh. Standing from left to right are Shankar, Raj Kapoor, Recordist Minoo Kartak and Jaikishan. )

His association with Raj Kapoor started in 1946. In on interview on television in Mauritius, Mukesh laughingly called it " Love at first sight !" They shared a unique bond which cannot describe very well on paper. The world know them as ' Body and the soul '. His genial temperament won him the respect and love of all his colleagues.

Papa was known to be on unassuming and humble man. The following incident proves it. He often went abroad to perform and on one such trip Nitin and I both accompanied him to Mauritius . As we deplaned at the airport, a massive crowd broke into cheers and television camera whirred. Nitin turned to him asked, " Papa why are there so many people ? " The very innocent reply was , " I don't know but must be some minister or dignitary arriving ! " Well, they were there to receive him !

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( This picture was taken at the town hall show in Mauritius where a hundred thousand people collected to see him sing. " Aawara Hoon " he sang and the entire sea of people danced to his singing. Left to right Nitin ,Nalini and Mukesh,)
A few days before his departure for the U.S.A. my parents celebrated their 'Pearl Anniversary' - thirty years of married life. We had a small get together with close friends and colleagues. A day before that, he had heard his song for ' Satyam Shivam Sudaram ' for the first time, Now that is one song which grows on you. It's not one that hits you the first time you hear it. But he loved instantly. At the party he received a phone call from Anand Bakshi who called to apologies for not coming." BakshiSab, " he said ,' Aapko sau khoon maaf,' you have written a master piece ! Its going to be a song which people will remember for generations to come.

How prophetic those words were ! It was the last song he ever recorded.

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( Mukesh (1976) speaking on the phone with Anand Bakshi )




aryanraj
really very great sharing dude, I am surprised abt this why no one have commented on this post.


I m very to see this post
simplefable
Now..am so happy to have found this article. The humble and loving nature of Mukesh is indeed stamped on his each and every song. Bless His Soul !
Thanks to Vivek ..and ofcouse to Aryan too for digging this out of obscurity. smile.gif
vivek
QUOTE(aryanraj @ Jan 13 2009, 12:30 PM) *

really very great sharing dude, I am surprised abt this why no one have commented on this post.


I m very to see this post



Dear Aryanraj and simplefable,,

Thanks for ur response on "PAPA" same as u i was also surprised that no one took interset in the article because when first tym i saw this article on web i was very glad to read it, its so late but i m very happy to had ur respons, Thnks very much.

vivek
Jay
great article! thnx!
desai2rn
Vivek,

I missed this article on HF, which is unusal. But had seen simialr article
on singer Mulesh.com web site. A site well worth visiting for all mukesh fans. .
Thanks for reminder.

Here is a link to another article posted some time ago

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?act=...st&p=433783
vivek
QUOTE(desai2rn @ Jan 16 2009, 10:03 AM) *

Vivek,

I missed this article on HF, which is unusal. But had seen simialr article
on singer Mulesh.com web site. A site well worth visiting for all mukesh fans. .
Thanks for reminder.

Here is a link to another article posted some time ago

http://www.hamaraforums.com/index.php?act=...st&p=433783


Thnks for the Great Article Desau2rn

Very Nice Sharing

Vivek
meerzorg
Dear Vivek,
Nice article, thanks

Manodj
mAtties
nice article about mukesh

does this daughter sing also or any of the other children of mukesh besides Nitin Mukesh
raga_tala
QUOTE(mAtties @ Jun 19 2009, 11:09 AM) *

nice article about mukesh

does this daughter sing also or any of the other children of mukesh besides Nitin Mukesh


I don't know about Nalini.

I know Namrata sings, but not full time. She sang Geeta Dutt songs at Nitinji's show, Kal Ki Yaadein, in lieu of Mukeshji's thirtieth death anniversary.
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