Sindhi Singer – Mahesh Chander
Sindhi community is world wide famous for making miracles happenings of day to day life. This legacy of Sindhi community is brought to reality once again by popular Sindhi Singer, composer and master of Urdu Music Shri Mahesh Chander, though this is facts that being son of legendary Master Chander, music and singing are soul and blood for Mahesh Chander. Born on 03 November 1942 at Tharushah District Sindh, Mahesh was brought to India even before going to school for formal education.
Recalling to his childhood days once he had said "I never came to know that my father Master Chander was training me in field of music and singing, all I remember that Since I was of 7 or 8 years, he used to ask me to sing a song during his program." Surely this is most difficult to carry legacy of legend like Master Chander but fortunately continuous practice [Riyaz] and soft, Silky, velvet voice of Mahesh has helped him to become popular Sindhi Singer with exceptional expertise in Gazal Singing. In the later part of his life, Mahesh has learned lessons of classical music and Gazal Singing from legends like Pandit Lakshman Prasad and Singer Madan Prakash.
HMV, the famous music company has credit of releasing "Silsila Zulf ka jab Rokh pe bikhar Jata hai" of Mahesh Chander in the year 1965. At this time he was still in teen age - Nineteen years of age. Afterwards he signed a twelve year long Singing contract with HMV and starting from film "Maikhana" he sung Gazals for more than 25 movies. This was the title of "Pathron ka Shehar" music composition of Usha Khanna which brought tremendous popularity for Mahesh Chander. He was keen to make a professional career in field of Gazal Singing and Urdu Music Industry but on persist of father he recorded "Suj Ubhar na toon, shal raat huje" his first EPE record in Sindhi. Success of this not just established Mahesh as popular Sindhi singer but also generated desire of carrying his fathers legacy of Sindhi Music.
Mahesh Chander has created a group and started presenting professional concert even abroad. He was receiving invitations from various organisations and have visited Honk Kong, Japan, Manila, Singapore, Jakarta, Colombo, London, Spain, Dubai, Africa, America and Canada for more 50 such successful concerts.
A few years back Tips another music company of bollywood has released his audio cassette "Mahesh Chander Sings Qalams of Master Chander" which become record breaking popular and generated thirst not only among the younger Sindhi generation to listen more songs of Master Chander but also forced Mahesh to concentrate more on his fathers singing and Sindhi Music. He also have credit of composing music of few Sindhi films like "Hik Galh Ta Budh" and "Mili Veyee". Mahesh was part of Sindhi Film "Shal Diyar Na Jaman" as playback singer and part of many many television programs of Doordarshan.
Mahesh Chander :: Awards
On several occasions Mahesh Chander has been felicitated and honored with many awards. Some of significant are :
By Sur Singar Sansad 
By Sahyog Foundation 
Bhagwanti Navani Award - TIPS 
Sindhi International Panjchayat Award 
Gaurav Puraskar - Suvidha Foundation 
By Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha Jaipur