The Doodle is largely inspired by a romantic scene from Yash Chopra's iconic movie, Kabhie Kabhie, and shows an illustrated, smiling Mukesh in the foreground holding a microphone. Mukesh's voice was discovered by Motital, a distant relative and a former Bollywood character actor, when he (Mukesh) sang at his sister's wedding and brought him to Mumbai.

Motital arranged for the young teenaged Mukesh to be trained under Pandit Jagannath Prasad and in 1941, he even bagged a singer-actor's role in a film, Nirdosh.

Later, he gave his first playback for Motital in 1945 in the film Pehli Nazar and the first Hindi song was Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De. A fan of legendary black-and-white era singer KL Saigal, in his early days, Mukesh stylised himself after his idol, many times confusing their fans.

Later, it was the iconic composer Naushad Ali who gradually helped Mukesh come out of Saigals's singing shadow and develop his own, independent style given his slightly nasal voice.

Within a short period, Mukesh's unique voice and style came to be ranked alongside two other Bollywood's greatest playback singers - Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar. The trio had a rare recorded number: Humko Tumse, Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karen (Amar Akbar Anthony) along with Lata Mangeshkar.

Mukesh attained fame primarily as the singing voice of The Showman, Raj Kapoor, starting from Andaz (1949), and later followed it up with a string of films, including Awara, Barsaat, Shree 420, Anari, Chhalia, Mera Naam Joker, with some of the most memorable numbers of Mukesh mouthed on-screen by Raj Kapoor.

Besides these, 40 years after his death, Mukesh is remembered for his songs Chandan sa badan (Saraswatichandra), Chal Ri Sajni, Ab Kya Roke (Bambai Ka Babu), Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me Khayal Aata Hai and Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon (both - Kabhie Kabhie).

There was also the soft, lilting fast but melodious song, Kai Baar Yunhi Dekha Hai (Rajnigandha), which bagged him the National Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 1974, among many others.Mukesh passed away following a massive heart attack while on a concert tour in Detroit, US, on August 27, 1976, aged just 53.