On September 27, 2008, Mahendra Kapoor died following a cardiac failure, and had not keeping well and suffering from heart ailment for long, he was survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.
Mahendra Kapoor was born in Amritsar, but soon moved to Mumbai. He was inspired by Mohammed Rafi and won the All-India singing competition, which lead to his debut as a playback singer in V. Shantaram’s Navrang in 1958, singing Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi, under the music direction of C. Ramchandra.
He sang many hit songs of yesteryears most notable being those for B.R. Chopra's Films (Dhool Ka Phool, Gumrah, Waqt, Hamraaz, Dhund etc.) and for actor/producer Manoj Kumar (Upkaar, Purab Aur Paschim etc.)
Mahendra Kapoor is well known in the Marathi movies for being the playback singer for Dada Kondke in all his movies. In spite of being associated with Dada Kondke's colloquial style his singing for Marathi movies was not limited to Dada Kondke's movies only.
His son Rohan Kapoor was an actor n a few films in the 1980s such as Yash Chopra's Faasle (1985) and Love 86 (1986), and later his stage shows alongwith his father.
A voice that rendered many immortal songs will be heard no more, as we say farewell to singer Mahendra Kapoor, who passed away at the age of 74, following cardiac arrest in Mumbai.
From all of us at at SimplyBhangra.com may God give peace and solace to your eternal soul and strength to your loved ones.
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