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Rafi with Music Composers – Part 2

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Ravi

Ravishankar Sharma known as Ravi originally hails from Mathura. Ravi is the son of a temple priest. Earlier an assistant to Hemant Kumar later became a full-fledged music composer. Ravi who has been instrumental in promoting Mahendra Kapoor (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 1

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

This article is written by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi Saab has worked with the maximum number of music composers from different era. Most Music Composers came from diverse backgrounds and cultures, which were unique in their own respect. Every one brought a treasury of melody, which directly inherited the surroundings and environment (more…)

What passion music can raise and quell my musical journey

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Edited clip from Ashutosh Joglekar’s blog-mohanflora

I remember things vaguely; when I was maybe five or six, my mama from the US got a tiny toy keyboard for my elder sister and cousin. Being the irresponsible little kid in the house, naturally I was forbidden to touch it. However, my sister and cousin both did not show even the slightest interest in it, and finally, the ‘elders’ all acquiesced to let me play around with it. (more…)

Did Mohammad Rafi get his due?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This article is by Arthur J Pais for Rediff. Its available at

Last week, a Bangladeshi musician claimed that Mohammad Rafi was not given his rightful due in India. In a week-long series finds out if the great Rafisaab was indeed ignored by the Hindi film industry and the government. (more…)

A Vacuum Remains

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

No one has been able to take Mohammed Rafi’s place in film music. Read Sarwat Ali’s article from Daily Jung-mohanflora.

It has been twenty-six years since the death of Mohammed Rafi, in August of nineteen-eighty, but his songs are still listened to by a large section of music-loving people. He can be considered the most important male vocalist ever to have appeared on the film music horizon. He ruled film singing in the decades of the (more…)

Rafi Sab’s merit sings for itself!

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

This article is by B.Venkatadri from Hyderabad.

Rafi Saab passed away nearly 26 years ago (in 1980) and his peak singing career ended nearly 36 years ago (in 1969/70), as also indeed the platinum era of Hindi music ended in 1969/70. There were many stalwarts who sang before his period, (more…)

India did not give Mohammed Rafi his due

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Indo-Asian News Service

A Bangladeshi newspaper has raked up an old controversy by saying that singer Mohammed Rafi was not given his due by the government of India. Paying rich tributes to Rafi in the the Daily Star, Bakul Sultan, a columnist asks why Rafi was given only a (more…)

Rafi on their lips but no one listens

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

This article is from Times of India.

When he sang, the world listened with rapt attention. He would burst into a song and send his village into raptures. But alas, today there is no one to hear the voice of the village. Although streets and alleys of the Kotla Sultan Singh village hum, the powers that be are still oblivious (more…)

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