On Mukesh's 91st birth anniversary on July 22, Neil shared how proud he is of the Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan hitmaker through Twitter.
Never met him in my life.My Grandmother told me so much about him and bridged the gap.So proud to be born his Grandson so proud to a MUKESH-- Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) July 22, 2014
With another tweet, he also explained why he uses the first name of his father and grandfather.
As my fathers son, it is my duty that my father and his father are always remembered hence My name. NEIL NITIN MUKESH. #Happybirthdaymukesh-- Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) July 22, 2014
Mukesh, known for hits like Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar, Mera Joota Hai Japani and Maine Tere Liye, died on Aug 27, 1976.