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Photographs of Rafi Sahab’s Birth Place – Kotla Sultan Singh

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The Photographs are shared by Mr. Naresh Kumar Sharma.

Here are photographs of Rafi Saab’s school, Rafi Saab’s childhood friend, Rafi Memorial Gate (School gate named after Rafi Saab).

House where Rafi Saab lived during his childhood before going to Lahore
House where Rafi Saab lived during his childhood before going to Lahore


O Duniya Ke Rakhwale

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Shashank Chickermane.

Rafi Sahab singing O Duniya Ke RakhwaleThis marvelous song was written by Shakeel Bhaduyani, music direction by Naushadsab and sang by none other than Rafisahab. This three muslim personalities have given us lot of songs with Bhajans & classical songs also. Now, in this song one sentence is there “Aab tho Neer Bahale”, but I want to point out that in the Kannada language “Neer” means “Water”. What an word has been used by Mr.Shakeel Sahab, perfect one. Hear this song and you will find this word in the sentence. (more…)

The Launch of Sargam Magazine

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair, Sargam Music

The Launch of Sargam MagazineMr. Nanji Bahadur veteran musician of the hindi film industry and colleagues to legendary K.L.Saighal, Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar cut the inaugural ribbons of SARGAM magazine brought out by Mohd Rafi lovers in Mumbai on Oct.2nd.

A musical extravaganza of ‘evergreen’ Mohd Rafi numbers followed the Sargam launch programme. (more…)

Mohd Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur Duets

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. R.Padmanabhan

Mohd Rafi and Suman KalyanpurThe dawn of independent India saw the blossoming of, perhaps the greatest singer this country has produced who answered to the name of Mohammed Rafi. Even to this day the vocal magic of Rafi Saab is embellishing the musical shelves of Rafi Saab’s aficionados. Why is he rated the greatest is a matter of conjecture, but the fact cannot be gainsaid that he had done full justice to any song we were and still are privileged to hear. The myriad moods and emotions every song requires are best brought out by the vocal genius of Rafi saab. (more…)

Rare Expression Songs by Rafi Saab

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Abhishek Taparia

Mohd RafiSince the time songs have been introduced in hindi movies we have come across through many genres of expressions like – romatic,fun-filled, sad, emotional, alcoholic, patriotic, devotional, emotional, but there are a few songs which would not fit into any genre which are rare expressions songs and most of them are sung by the maestro himself. I would like the list down the following songs which do not belong to any genre:- (more…)

Rafi’s Qawalis

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

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

Mohd RafiHas any body listened to a good qawali from KK or Mukesh or Talat or Hemantha or even Saigal. Well all these singers were top class in their own way and had their own plus points. Talat was outstanding in Ghazals, Mukesh and Saigal in soulful songs, Hemantha in songs based on Rabeendra Sangeeth and (more…)

Mohammed Rafi and Dev Anand

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

The article is compiled by Mr. Biman Baruah, Asstt. Finance & Accounts Officer, ONGC Ltd., Assam Asset, Sivasagar, Assam.

Rafi sang for Dev Anand “The Evergreen Romantic Superstar of Indian Cinema”

Oh Oh Ho Ho………………………
Khoya Khoya Chand Khula Aasmaan
Aankhon Mein Sari Raat Jayegee
Tum Ko Bhi Kaise Neend Aayegee………….

Dev AnandDev Anand’s films are best known for their great musical richness and melodious songs. Some most popular Rafi songs were picturised on him. Mohd. Rafi and Dev Anand’s association with music composers O.P. Nayyar, S.D. Burman, Jaidev, Shankar Jaikishan, Salil Chowdhury and lyricists Sahir Ludhiyanvi, Shailendra, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj has created some of the best memorable songs in the Hindi Cinema. (more…)

Salil Chowdhury’s relationship with Mohammad Rafi

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

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

Salil ChowdhurySalil Chowdhury, noted poet, musician, lyricist, thinker is one of the most renowned intellectuals who had glorified the Silver Screen (both Bollywood and Bengali Cinema) with his stories, poetry, lyrics, dynamic musical compositions in the 50s, 60s and 70s. He was a member of the IPTA, an organisation which has been an instrument of public awareness during the pre-independence and post-independence period. (more…)

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