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The immortal Rafi

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Article from The Hindu Business Line. Contributed by Mohan Flora.

Shammi Kapoor hero-worshipped him, Dilip Kumar was grateful that “Rafi saab sang with so much emotion, that it lightened the burden on the actor during song sequences”. (more…)

The Rafi-Kishore saga

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

The following article appeared in The Statesman,Calcutta, on Aug.7 th 2005. It will give more food for thought to the ongoing debate about the Rafi personality and magic – Mohan Flora .

Mohd. Rafi was the greatest playback singer, asserts Ranjan Das Gupta as he pays tribute on the melody kings 25th death anniversary. Rafi was a classically trained singer while Kishore was naturally endowed with excellent resonance. The latter was a versatile genius, singer, music director, actor, writer and director all rolled into one. Both were proficient singers but had separate individual styles. (more…)

Rafi contemporaries honoured

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Article by Pawan Kumar for Tribune India. Contributed by Mohan Flora.

The SAD-BJP organised a cultural memorial function at the native village of legendary playback singer Mohmmad Rafi, here today. Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu, BJP MP, who was present, among others, announced a grant of Rs 21 lakh for the development of the village and the Majitha constituency. (more…)

Striking the right chord

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Article from Tribune India, contributed by Naveen@HF.

No one could have imagined that a small boy, who was a school dropout, would one day rule the Bollywood music scene. Varinder Walia recounts the story of the boy’s transformation from very ordinary ‘Pheeko’ to noted playback singer Mohammad Rafi. (more…)

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