Playback singer who recorded an incredible twenty-five thousands songs during his fifty-year career. He is best remembered for his patriotic Indian songs, including "'Mere Desh Ki Dharti."
He won the Metro Murphy All-India competition before getting his big break in the world of playback singing in 1958.
He was the first Indian playback singer to sing in English.
His son is singer and actor Rohan Kapoor.
Many of his most famous songs were featured in the films of director Baldev Raj Chopra.