Google's Doodle tribute to Bollywood singer Mukesh

July 22, 2016 11:09 IST 1 of 1
Google on Friday paid tribute to one of Bollywood's leading playback singers, the late Mukesh on his 93rd birth anniversary. Acclaimed as the "voice of actor Raj Kapoor", Mukesh Chand Mathur was born on July 22, 1923, in Delhi and left behind a rich treasure trove of songs in a musical career that spanned barely four decades. The Doodle is largely inspired by a romantic scene from Yash Chopra's iconic movie, "Kabhie Kabhie", and shows an illustrated, smiling Mukesh in the foreground holding a microphone. Mukesh's voice was discovered by Motital, a distant relative and a former Bollywood character actor, when he (Mukesh) sang at his sister's wedding and brought him to Mumbai. Mukesh passed away following a massive heart attack while on a concert tour in Detroit, US, on August 27, 1976, aged just 53. Credit: Google