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Neel Gagan Par Udte Badal

Monday, April 30th, 2007


India is synonymous with farms and daintily dressed village belles. In spite of having a huge chunk of its population involved with the agriculture, the farmer in India still continues to be rain dependent. The Indian farmers’ fortunes sway with the vagaries of the monsoon. Each year hundreds of farmers look to the sky for the rain gods to be benevolent and shower their blessings. (more…)

Mohd Rafi to be proclaimed Saint

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair, Mumbai.

Legendary singer, Mohd Rafi will soon be immortalised in the city centre in Birmingham as an architect fan of his Tasawar Bashir, is building a shrine with the idea of making the late singer a saint. (more…)

The Immortal and True Legend Mohd. Rafi

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Surendra M. Menon, Mumbai.

The voice of Mohd. Rafi was so captivating that even a person who does not have taste for singing starts humming by the effect of this magical voice. The greatest asset of Mohd. Rafisaab’s voice was his diction, clarity, versatility and punch for words which created a different class which no other singers of yesteryear’s or contemporary could match him. (more…)

Life of a true legend

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007


Born in a middle class Muslim family with only a tender dream to sing, no one, not even Mohd Rafi himself would have thought about the glorious years to come and about the magic he would create for millions around him. At a young age, he moved to Lahore to train with Ghulam Ali Khan and learnt a lot from his teacher about Indian classical music. After satisfactorily learning, Mohd Rafi decided to make his career in play back singing. (more…)

Elvis has left the building

Thursday, April 19th, 2007


Funny title, some might say; but quite fitting. Elvis Presley is a name which is known even today because of the sheer charisma the man exuded and his animal magnetism that pulled everything within reach towards him. There is only one Elvis. No one else like him. (more…)

Mohd Rafi’s unreleased tracks to release soon

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

This news is contributed by Ms. Chitralekha.

Good news for legendary singer Mohammad Rafi’s fans as they will now get a chance to hear some of Rafi’s unreleased songs. Narayani Creative Solutions have bought the music rights of an unreleased film of the late 70’s titled Sorry Madam which has songs sung by Rafi. The film was directed by Dilip Bose but it never got released. (more…)

The Voice of Patriotism

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Sudhir Kumar.

Mohammed Rafi saheb excelled in rendering every type of Hindi and regional film song. We always remember his crystal clear voice, versatility and range, clear diction, adaptability and special touches. I wish to highlight the fact that Rafi Saheb has also rendered the most heart rendering patriotic songs ever sung in hindi cinema. Maybe patriotism is a vanishing value these days, what with most people clamouring to move west and copy their culture blindly. (more…)

Rafiji’s Do Pehlu Geets

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. H.V.Guru Murthy.

Mohammed Rafi Saab showed his versatility and genius whenever he was posed a challenge. While singing “Do Pehlu” songs, i.e. same song sung by two different Singers separately or two different versions, Rafiji almost always came out triumph. (more…)

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