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Rafi with Music Composers – Part 7

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Small Time Music Composers

There were many music composers who never had the fortune to work with Rafi for a longer tenure like the well know personalities viz. Naushad, Dada Burman, Madan Mohan, Ravi, etc. Many were such who just composed one or two songs for Rafi Saab and faded forever. (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 6

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Khayyam

Another music composer from Punjab Mohammed Zahur Khayyam better known as Khayyam has given us many mind-blwoing compositions in his career of four decades, working almost with all singers. Khayyam has always preferred to work with the poets having strong background of poetry rather working with regular film lyricists. (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 5

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Usha Khanna

Usha Khanna is the only lady composer who came to the film industry to originally become a singer. Started her career in 1959 with Rafi & Asha in the film ‘Dil Deke Dekho’. In all songs whether solos or duets were picturized on Shammi Kapoor and Asha. (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 4

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Laxmikant Pyarelal (LP)

Apart from SJ, LP are the second most successful music composers. Perhaps may be again both are from different cultures. Laxmikant Kudalkar is from Mumbai, Maharashtra and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma from Northern India. Both initially have worked as musicians and assistants to Naushad and Kalyanji-Anandji and many other music composers. (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 3

Friday, October 6th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with O P Nayyar

Another highly innovative music composer from Lahore, Punjab. It is none other then O P Nayyar. Specializing in Punjabi folk music, O P Nayyar made the most effective use of the Dholak / Mridang. O P Nayyar is known for promoting Asha Bhosale and made the best use of Geeta Dutt & Shamshad Begum. (more…)



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