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Rafi’s Influence on New Talents

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

By Mr. Naveen Zalpuri

Last year around the same time, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs was on the air and it was a delight to find contestants as young as 10 years old trying to attempt Rafi songs to showcase their talent. In last week’s episode on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 where participants were asked to sing songs from the decade of 60’s and 70’s it was again our Rafi Sahib who emerged as the singer of choice. It is no co-incidence that more often than not at the crucial junctures in shows like these, the contestants revert to a familiar Rafi song to showcase their highest singing acumen. Whether they do justice to these songs or not is a different subject but they sure need to be complimented for the attempts they make. (more…)

Remembering the Versatile Legendary Singer on his 27th Death Anniversary

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Biman Baruah from Sivasagar, Assam, India.

Assomire Sutalate, Rudalire Senehate, Maramor Faku Khele, Rangate NachePakhili, Mate Muke Haath Bauli“. ( In the valley of Assam, Sunshine play with colures, Butterflies Dance in Joy and Call me with beck of Hands ) Remembering a Mohammed Rafi Assamese song under compositions of mumbai-based noted Assamese music director Jitu-Tapan. (more…)

Rafi’s day

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

By Mr. K.S.Ramachandran

I would like to call the 31st of July as “Mohd Rafi’s day” to commemorate the great work this singing legend has done for the musical film world!

Mohd Rafi richly deserves all praises from all corners of the world and by this note, I am requesting all Indians both in India and abroad, to please do something and organize some event to promote the greatness of Rafi Sahib both as a singer and also as a well spent life as a human being, on this memorable day. (more…)

Immortal Ghazals sung by Mohammad Rafi

Monday, July 30th, 2007

This article is by Mr. Souvik Chatterji, Master of Law from Warwick University, Coventry, UK. Master of Law from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Mohammad Rafi is a name which has galvanised the Indian firmament during golden age of Indian film music. As his dimension was as wide as the horizon of creative arts, various categories of his songs has been remembered by generations for the last 50 years, including ghazals, Hindustani classical songs, bhajans, folk songs, songs on the freedom movement of India, qawallis, najrul geeti and many more types of geet. Among them ghazal is one category where Rafi’s sweet voice has brought life into the sensational lyrics and outstanding music compositions of the Golden era. (more…)

Mohd Rafi is second to none…

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

By Mr. K.S. Ramachandran

Mohd RafiI firmly believe that it is a universal truth that Rafi Sahab is par excellence in every sphere of voice. He had that incredible combination of the best of the best possible factors that contribute to good singing. He was a gentleman who was ever smiling and pleasant. Good manners are seen from one’s face and Rafi Sahab was a perfect example. His music as Godly and literally all music directors exploited the inherent and invisible talents of the great legend. His voice had that magic spell. He had depth beyond limits when it came to pathos. Can anyone dare try singing “Din Dal Jaye Raat Na Jaye“, Kabhi Kudh Pe Kabhi Haalatpe Roma Aaya“? (more…)

Mohd Rafi – The Legends 27th Death Anniversary

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair – founder: The Rafi foundation. +91-98332-50701.

I am Binu Nair : the founder of The Rafi Foundation : from Mumbai. After working in Dubai for two decades I came back to India officially to start a branch office in Mumbai.. But the love of Music and the calling of melodious and memorable RAFI songs propelled me in to action which resulted in the formation of the Rafi Foundation which aims to bring RAFI lovers from all over the world on a single platform. Pls see our website : (more…)

Rafi and 31st July – We still love and remember you Rafi Sahib

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

This article is by Mr. K.S.Ramachandran

With yet another approaching 31st July this year 2007, we are seeing through the evergreen remembrances of the great legend Mohd. Rafi Sahib. (more…)

Inaugural Rafi Foundation Meeting in Mumbai

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair – founder of The Rafi Foundation.

The July 11th inaugural function of the RAFI FOUNDATION was flagged off with the rendition of three rafi songs by Mr.Nanji Bahadur the 86 year old singer , musician of the hindi film industry. Mr. Nanji has sung in chorus with the legendary K.L. Saighal and was Mohd Rafi s friend from their struggling days in the hindi film industry. (more…)

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