White Teeth: The Soundtrack

Mukesh Chand Mathur Mukesh Chand Mathur
In Aankhon Ki Masti

Mukesh Chand Mathur was born in Delhi in 1923. In 1951 music director Anil Biswas offered him a chance to sing for the film Pehli Nazar. Dil jalta hai to jalne de was an instant success. The young singer with the golden voice was on his way to becoming a legend in the Indian film music arena. His emotional performances and the depth of his intonation gave a new range to popular Hindi music.

Composer Salil Chowdhury felt that "each word from his lips was a pearl. No one could sing the way Mukesh did with the right diction, inflexion and intonation. His vocal timbre was out of this world."

Mukesh died suddenly while on a tour of the U.S. in 1976.