‘If you promise to support me, I will keep singing great songs like this…’ When this song in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor comes to the ears, many untold stories get told automatically. Sahir’s lyrics, Ravi’s music, Sunil Dutt’s expressions on screen and the depth of Mahendra Kapoor’s voice have kept this song a favorite of people even after years, well this is just one song, but there are thousands of similar songs. Whom Mahendra Kapoor immortalized by giving his voice. Today is Mahendra Kapoor’s 90th birthday. He was born on 9 January 1934 in Amritsar, Punjab. Today, on this special occasion, we are going to tell you about a story which you might have probably not heard before. This is the story of a promise made to Mahendra Kapoor, to fulfill which the person who made the promise even burnt his hand.
Raj Kapoor made a promise to this Bollywood singer
It is said that big people forget the promises they have made. But there are some who go to any extent to remember these promises. A similar story is also related to famous singer Mahendra Kapoor and director Raj Kapoor. It is about Russia. Raj Kapoor sang a song of Mukesh on stage after which the audience danced. Famous singer Mahendra Kapoor was also present there. When his turn came, he translated the songs of the film Gumrah into Russian and the fans also showered a lot of love on him. Raj Kapoor was so happy with this that he promised Mahendra Kapoor that he would definitely get him to sing in his film.
Raj Kapoor remembered his promise like this
On this Mahendra Kapoor told him that you are a big filmmaker. You will forget. At the same time, Raj Kapoor burnt his hand with a cigarette and said that this was Raj Kapoor’s promise. Whenever I see this mark on my hand, I will be reminded of my promise. In this way, Raj Kapoor fulfilled the promise made to Mahendra Kapoor and sang the song ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’ from the 1964 film ‘Sangam’. Mahendra Kapoor sang approximately 25,000 songs in his film career. He considered Rafi Saheb as his guru. Not only this, Mahendra Kapoor had mentioned during an interview that it was Rafi Saheb who made him travel by plane for the first time.
This song gave National Award to Mahendra Kapoor
Mahendra Kapoor was honored with the National Award for the song ‘Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle, Ugle Heere Moti…’ from the film Upkar. He became the voice of Manoj Kumar, popularly known as Bharat Kumar. Every song is special for the singer and there is something different in it. Mahendra Kapoor also sang songs for every mood. Be it very simple songs, serious ones, patriotic songs or songs teaching about Dharma and Adharma from BR Chopra’s famous serial Mahabharata. When someone listens to these songs in his charming voice, he considers his voice as his own and starts humming it automatically.
mahendra kapoor songs
1. If you promise to support me
2. When my India gave zero
3. Whose dreams keep coming to us every day
4. My love is that of
5. Let’s be strangers again
7. The land of my country
8. Listen to me oh beautiful beauty from you
9. Under the blue sky
10. This was the desire of the heart