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Jahan Daal Daal Par Sone Ki: Hamara Bharat

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007


Happy Independence day to you all. It’s 15th August and our mother India is 60 years old. At the age that most people retire and relax in life, India has no choice but to go on. The sad thing is that like most people of this age, she too is tired – be it with the religious fights, social onslaughts, caste discrimination. There are so many things that we, her children do to turn her into an old and shriveled woman. What we should ideally be doing is infuse her with energy, the spirit of nationalism and love each other so that her spirit becomes that of a 16 year old again. (more…)

O.P.Nayyar’s immortal relationship with Mohammad Rafi

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

By: Souvik Chatterji, Master of Law from Warwick University, Coventry,UK, Master of Law from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

O.P.NayyarOmkar Prasad Nayyar (better known as O.P.Nayyar) is known to be one of the trend-breakers of the traditional music in the Golden Age of Indian film music, in the 50s and 60s. During that period although the Film arena were glorified by Giants of different specialisations, namely Naushad with his Brilliant Ragas, Roshan with the use of Sarengi and providing immortal mujras and qawallis, Madanmohan with his everlasting Ghazals, the general trend of Hindustani classicals and folk songs were used by most of the music directors. Excepting Shankar-Jaikishan who worked on diversified subject matters like (more…)

Biography of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi – Meri Awaz Suno

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair

Meri Awaz Suno - Book on RafiIn the inagural function of Delhi Chapter of Rafi Foundation, the first biography of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi – Meri Awaz Suno was released by renownd singing actress Padmashree Puspa Hans and wellknown classical singer Padambhushan Shanno Kurana.

The function was held at Punjabi Bhawan (New Delhi) on the eve of 27th death annivarsary in which a number of personalities from the field of Music, Art and Culture and Media Participated. (more…)

Shankar Jaikishan – The most versatile Musical Giant of the Last Century

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Souvik Chatterji, Master of Law, Warwick University, UK, Master of Law Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Shankar JaikishenShankar Jaikishan are probably the most versatile music –duos that hailed the music of Bollywood during the Golden Age of Indian Cinema, the 40s, 50s and 60s. The golden era of Indian film music can be associated with the musical giants of different capabilities and specialisations. The Legends include Roshan- the king of melody, Madanmohan- the shahenzah of ghazals, Naushad- the Genius of Hindustani classical ragas with a blend of Lucknow Gharana, Salil Chowdhury –the Master of Westernised chorus with Eastern folk and poetic excellence, O. P. Nayyar – the Master of Westernised Tunes with Eastern flavour, Jaidev – the Legend of Urbanised Folk and (more…)

Binu Nair talks about Rafi Sahab

Saturday, August 4th, 2007

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Binu Nair, The founder of The Rafi Foundation
Binu Nair, The founder of The Rafi Foundation

Watch Binu Nair, the founder of The Rafi Foundation speak about Rafi Sahab, Rafi’s First Song, Rafi as an actor, Rafi’s Baiju Bawra break, Rafi’s english and regional songs, Rafi’s favourite song etc., Courtesy: (more…)

The Rafi Mystique

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

This article is written by Ms. Sajdah. Source: Mr. Binu Nair and Pradeep.S.Kumar.

Mohd RafiThe rains are supposed to bring with it a feeling of joy and renewal. But not for everyone. For some it is time once again to go through that sense of indescribable loss – that refuses to fade away despite the many years that have passed.

The month of July has a special meaning for those who dwell in the music world. For it’s on this day, the 31st of July that Rafi sahab bid goodbye to the world, leaving us with a treasury of his songs as consolation. (more…)

Jism Ko Maut Aati Hai Lekin

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

The photos and writeup by Dr.Sumra Yunus

Photos from Mohd Rafi's 27th Death Anniversary in Juhu Cemetery
Photos from Mohd Rafi’s 27th Death Anniversary in Juhu Cemetery

Jahan-e-moseequee mayn aap sa rootba Rafi saheb
Na pehlay tha,na hai aur na kabhi hoga Rafisaheb

Rafi Sahab we mourn for you with silent tears

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Ramakrshna from Hyderabad. He mentions Professionally I am an Electrical engineer working at Hyderabad. I was at the Mazhar of RAFI sahab on 31st July. Mr Binu nair has started the RAFI foundation in mumbai and I am starting its Hyderabad limb.

31st July 1980 was the day when nature has snatched away our most dearest RAFI sahab from us. It was the day of his heavenly abode and the black day for all of us the RAFI lovers. I am a resident of Hyderabad and it was my heartfelt desire every time to visit the Mazhar of RAFI sahab and fortunately on this 31st july. I was probably permitted by RAFI sahab to visit his Mazhar. (more…)

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