Padma Shri recipient and legendary playback singer Mahendra Kapoor was recently honoured posthumously with a ‘Chowk’ to his name at the Junction of Turner Road & St. Martins Road, Bandra West. Unveiled at the hands of Jeetendra, Suresh Wadkar, Johnny Lever, Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Anil Deshmukh, Dr.Pai among other such dignitaries, in the presence of Praveen Kapoor, Ruhan Mahendra Kapoor, Neerja Ruhan Kapoor and Sidhant Kapoor, the Padma Shri awardee’s wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson respectively. The rest of Mahendra Kapoor’s family, well-wishers and dignitaries congregated to make the event merry and momentous. The celebrities sang some of Mahendra Kapoor's evergreen numbers like Mere Desh Ki Dharti to mark the occasion.
The late Mahendra Kapoor was among the handful of singers who dominated the golden age of Hindi film music. Like Mukesh was the soul of Raj Kapoor, Mahendra Kapoor was Manoj 'Bharat' Kumar's voice; he sang a host of hits for the actor including patriotic hits like Mere Desh Ki Dharti from the film, Upkar, to Aur Nahin Bas Aur Nahi of Roti Kapda Aur Makaan.
And that is not all for the Kapoor family’s legacy. Mahendra Kapoor’s son and grandson, Ruhan Mahendra Kapoor and Sidhant Kapoor, are taking their father and grandfather’s legacy forward impacting the music world and fraternity with accolades and achievements that would be making the late legendary playback singer proud.