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The World of Rafi / Rafi ka Sansar : A Voyage into the Melodious World of Mohammad Rafi

April 13th, 2014

Cover of the book - World of Rafi

Thousands of unforgettable songs of Mohammad Rafi, sung in an unmatched mellifluous voice, have created a unique world of Melody and Music, which has become a pious abode for millions of his fans and music lovers alike. This world has no geographical boundaries; music is its religion and credo: Rafi is its presiding deity and the vast number of his fans his ardent devotees. Read More »

Rafi harmonic for first Lover Boy of Indian Cinema:Joy Mukherjee

March 23rd, 2014

Banda Parwar Tham Lo Jigar

Mohammed Rafi was the magical voice of actor Joy Mukherjee from LOVE IN SHIMLA (1960) to LOVE IN BOMBAY (2013). In the 100 years of Indian Cinema, it was a very exceptional case that release of film almost after 40 years from its completion. Normally, there is delay in completion of a film, but in this case the delay was in release. In 1971, Joy Mukherjee produced and directed LOVE IN BOMBAY at the huge budget of Rs. 30 to 35 lacs which was completed in 1973-74, but due to some unavoidable reasons he was not able to release the film in two-three attempts. Read More »

A love ode to Mohammad Rafi

March 9th, 2014

Mohd Rafi

Mohammad Rafi songs are for all seasons. And to keep it alive, a few fans have formed the Rafi Foundation. Trust in IC Colony, Borivali. The pilot of the project is Binu Nair, an ex-NRI, who now devotes his time to run the trust. On December 7, a full house of music lovers were treated to some exquisite Rafi tracks at the Prabodhankar Thackeray Auditorium under the title Romantic Rafi. Read More »

Rafi harmonic for first ‘angry young man’ of Indian Cinema: Sunil Dutt

February 23rd, 2014

Na Main Bhagwan Hoon Na Main Shaitan Hoon
Are Duniya Jo Chahe Samjhe, Main Toh Insaan Hoon..
Mujhme Bhalayee Bhi , Mujhme Burayee Bhi
Lakhon Hai Maeel Dil Mein, Thodi Safaee Bhi …2
Toda Sa Main Neik Hoon, Toda Be-iman Hoon
Are Duniya Jo Sahe Shamje, Main Tu Insaan Hoon…. Read More »

Rafi and Madanmohan combination created artistic songs

February 9th, 2014

Mohd Rafi with Madan Mohan

There are two types of songs composed in Bollywood films. One form of the songs are those songs which are created for the sequences of the films and for public tastes. The other forms are those songs which are created to attain artistic excellence. Read More »

‘An Ode of Love’ to Mellifluous Mohd. Rafi

February 2nd, 2014

Mohammed Rafi

Mohd Rafi Songs are for all Seasons and Rafi lovers formed the Rafi Foundation Trust in I.C.Colony, Borivli.

The pilot of the project is Binu Nair Ex-NRI who now devotes his time for his passion – love of Rafi Saaheb and Golden Era Songs. On Dec.7th, a full house of music lovers were treated to some
exquisite romantic Rafi gems at the Probodhan Auditorium under the title : “Romantic Rafi” Read More »

Magic combination of Guru Dutt and Mohammad Rafi

January 19th, 2014

Mohd Rafi and Guru Dutt

Eminent director, actor and producer Guru Dutt had a great relationship with legendary singer great Mohammad Rafi Sahab. Just because the relationship lasted for 14 years till the sad death of Guru Dutt in 1964, Rafisahab did not get an opportunity to contribute in more than 100 songs for Guru Dutt. But majority of the songs were masterpieces which adorn the golden music of the 1950s and 1960s. Read More »

Profoundness of Rafi Sahab’s tonal pattern cannot be measured by human competences

January 12th, 2014

His voice is incomparable thus every song became significant having asked to select one favorite song by my friend; I thought to do so would be disgraceful to the noble soul.

Therefore, I walked a little farther for those who love him and for those who couldn’t take delight in the nectar of his voice. Read More »

I would also wish to make a request to all Rafians out there, If you find any news or articles on Rafi Saab, or want to publish your own, please email them to me. I would like to thank Mr. Ashish Bhushan, Ms. Nalini Ramji, Mr. Yoosuf, Mr. Aamir Raza, Ms. Nayak & Mr. Sajjad Qadir for all the help rendered.

We received an email from Mr. Raashid Rafi, Mohd Rafi's grandson.

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