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Chandan Sa Badan – Saraswati Chandra (1968)

The first Hindi film to win the National award for Best Music, Saraswati Chandra, was scored by the brother duo of Kalyanji-Anandji. Here is the classic – Chandan Sa Badan, rendered by Mukesh, from this magnum opus. Incidentally, this song was also rendered by Lata Mangeshkar as can be found here.

Lyrics: Indeevar

Chandan sa badan chanchal chitawan
Dheere se tera ye muskana
Mujhe dosh na dena jagwalon
Ho jaoon agar main deewana

Ye kaam kaman bhawe teri
Palko ke kinare kajarare
Maathepar sindoori suraj
Honthhon pe dahakte angaarein
Saaya bhi jo tera padh jaye
Aabaad ho dil ka viraana

Tan bhi sundar, mann bhi sundar
Tu sundarta ki murat hai
Kisee aur ko shayad kam hogi
Mujhe teri bahot zarurat hai
Pahale bhi bahot main tarsa hoon
Tu aur na dil ko tarsana

Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye – Anand (1970)

Another of the gems from the association of Mukesh with Salil Chowdhury, from the Hrishikesh Mukherjee film, Anand.

Lyrics: Yogesh

Kahin door jab din dhal jaaye
Saanjh ki dulhan badan churaye
Chupke se aaye
Mere Khayalon ke aangan mein
Koi sapnon ke deep jalaye, deep jalaye

Kabhi yunhi, jab hui, bojhal saansein
Bhar aayi baithe baithe, jab yunhi aankhen
Tabhi machla ke, pyaar se chal ke
Chhue koi mujh par nazar na aaye, nazar na aaye

Kahin to ye, dil kabhi, mil nahin paate
Kahin se nikal aaye, janmon ke naate
Ghani thi uljhan, bairi apna mann
Apna hi hoke sahe dard paraye, dard paraye

Dil jaane, mere saare, bhed ye gehre
Ho gaye kaise mere, sapne sunehre
Ye mere sapne, yahi to hai apne
Mujhse judaa na honge inke ye saaye, inke ye saaye

Dil Tadap Tadap Ke – Madhumati (1958)

As much as Mukesh’s success and fame was due to his association with Raj Kapoor and Shankar-Jaikishan, several of the classic songs of his were from other composers, notably Salil Chowdhury. Here is a song from the Bimal Roy film, Madhumati, where Mukesh sings for Dilip Kumar, in duet with Lata Mangeshkar singing for Vyjanthimala.

Lyrics: Shailendra

Dil tadap tadap ke keh raha hai aa bhi jaa
Tu humse aankh na chura, tujhe kasam hai aa bhi jaa
Tu nahin to ye bahaar kya bahaar hai
Gul nahin khile to tera intezaar hai
Ke tera intezaar hai

Dil dhadak dhadak ke de rahaa hai ye sada
Tumhari ho chukin hun main
Tumhare saath hun sada

Tumse meri zindagi ka ye shringaar hai
Jee rahi hun main ke mujhko tumse pyaar hai
Ke mujhko tumse pyaar hai

Muskuraate pyaar ka asar hai har kahin
Dil kahaan hai hum kidhar hain kuchh khabar nahin
Kidhar hai kuchh khabar nahin

Duniya Bananewale – Teesri Kasam (1966)

Mukesh Chandra Mathur was one of the legendary singers of the golden era of Hindi film music. The team of Raj Kapoor, Mukesh and Shankar-Jaikishan was successful in making films like Awara and Shree 420 famous among people as far away as Russia.

Here is a song, used as the leitmotif for the Basu Bhattacharya film Teesri Kasam, where Mukesh sings for Raj Kapoor.

Lyrics: Shailendra

Duniya Bananewale Kya Tere Man Mein Samaayi
Kaheko Duniya Banayi

Kahe Banaye Toone Maati Ke Putle
Dharti Yeh Pyari Pyari
Mukhde Yeh Ujle
Kahe Banaya Toone Duniya Ka Khela
Usme Lagaya Jawaani Ka Mela
Gup-Chup Tamasha Dekhe, Wah Re Teri Khudaai

Preet Banaake Toone Jeena Sikhaaya
Hansna Sikhaaya, Rona Sikhaaya
Jeevan Ke Path Par Meet Milaye
Meet Milake Toone Sapne Sajaaye
Sapne Sajaake Toone Kahe Ko De Di Judaai