Mumbai: Veteran singer Nitin Mukesh, who turned 60 on Sunday, got his life`s most cherished gift, a Mercedes, from son Neil Nitin Mukesh.
A Mercedes is one car that the senior Mukesh had wanted to own almost all his life. "You had to see his expression when I took him blindfolded to the garage where the car was parked. He jumped up and down and squealed like a child," Neil says excitedly.
"He then ran to his best friend`s apartment and got him down to see the car. The two of them were like school kids on their first outing to Disneyland. It was full paisa-vasool for me." he added.
For Neil, this was the proudest moment so far. "If I`m earning a certain amount of money, my biggest wish is to make my family happy. I planned the car for a year for dad`s birthday," he says.
"When I bought myself the Audi Q7 last year, dad was like... `Ok, but Merc`s the car for me.` Then itself, I decided the gift for his 60th birthday," chuckles Neil.
On Sunday, the entire family drove in the golden Mercedes to Amby Valley to celebrate Papa Nitin Mukesh`s birthday.
"My whole family is here. For dad`s birthday, we took a boat into the middle of the lake and stayed in the waters the whole day, singing my grandfather`s (Mukesh) songs. There`s nothing I enjoy more than being with my family," he adds.
Neil says he doesn`t miss his love life. "Between my family and work, there`s no room for love. It isn`t as if I`m not going out with girls. But nothing serious is happening," he quips.