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Second Edition of the Biography of Mohammad Rafi “Meri Awaz Suno” has been published

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

This information is shared by Mr. Vinod Viplav.

Second Edition of the Biography of Mohammad Rafi - Meri Awaz Suno has been publishedAfter getting overwhelming response and appreciation, the first biography of great music legend Mohammad Rafi “Meri Awaz Suno” has come out with new look and more attractive features. The new edition of the book has more information, more pages and more photographs of Rafi Saheb. (more…)

Two Maestros of the Musical Horizon :Mohd Rafi & O.P.Nayyar… A Musical Tribute to their “GREAT WORKS”

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

This info is shared by Mr. Binu Nair

O.P.NayyarHis image hasn’t faded a bit in the last six decades. It’s the most reproduced photo in the world. Music lovers have fallen in love with his “Godly” voice which has transcended many boundaries. People close to him say, he is the greatest singer “ever” but a greater human being too.

People know him as Mohd Rafi. Music, Melody and Mohd Rafi “beg to be said in the same breath” said the Outlook magazine, quite recently in a tribute to the maestro. (more…)

A Letter to Raju Bharatan: On Rock ’n Roll

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

from P. Haldar

Mohd Rafi and Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi and Jaikishan

Mr. Bharatan,

I read your recent article “Pancham Revisited” in Hindustan Times (January 4, 2008). The article starts with the following statements about Pancham:

“He scored for 331 films in 32 years. How does his Kishore Kumar song-tally compare with Asha Bhosle’s? Where Kishore sang 558 songs for him (227 solo, 245 duets), Asha rendered 840 of his compositions (406 solo, 338 duets).” (more…)

Some Rare Diamonds of Rafi Saab – 4

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. B.Venkatadri

Mohd Rafi, Kishore DaRafi Sings For Kishore. We will continue the topic of Rafi Saab’s duets with other male singers in the subsequent parts. But, today, let us take up another theme! The one thing that puts die-hard Kishore Kumar fans instantly on the defensive is the fact that MDs had made Rafi Saab sing at least 6 songs for Kishore Kumar’s acting! This is quite a remarkable occurrence considering that Kishore too was an accomplished singer! (more…)

Sharabi Rafi

Friday, January 18th, 2008

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

Sharabi RafiQuite confusing title, considering that Rafiji was a known teetotaler. However, the innumerable Sharabi Songs which Rafiji has sung does not indicate this fact. Without drinking a pint, Rafiji could blabber and drag words like a real Sharabi. Some of the well-known such songs of Rafiji are listed below. (more…)

An Appeal: Bharat Ratna for the Legendary Singer, Padmashree Mohd. Rafi Saab

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

This appeal is shared by Mr. Naresh Sharma.

An Appeal Bharat Ratna for the Legendary Singer, Padmshree Mohd. Rafi SaabName of Rafi Saab is synonymous to the arena of playback singing and so long as there are music lovers in any nook and corner of the world, the name of this legendary singer and a saintly figure, who left for heavenly abode 27 years back in 1980 (31st July, 1980), can not be forgotten. In 1967, he was bestowed upon the Padma Shree by the Government of India in recognition to his contributions to the field of film music. To keep his memories alive, the Government of Maharashtra has named a road in Mumbai as “Padmshree Mohd. Rafi Chowk” also. (more…)

The Magic of Sangeet Samrat Rafi Saab at work…

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

This article is by Mr. Binu Nair, The Rafi Foundation.

Rafi lovers in strength outside Rafi Mansion on Dec 24 at the legend's birthday celebrations
Rafi lovers in strength outside Rafi Mansion on Dec 24 at the legend’s birthday celebrations

The Rafi Foundation celebrated Rafi Saab’s 84th birthday at Rafi Mansion located at Turner Road, Bandra West on Dec.24 with a cake cutting ceremony at the legend’s music room. Songstress Mubarak Begum who has sung nine songs with Rafi saab was the Chief Guest on the occassion. (more…)

Some Rare Diamonds of Rafi Saab – 3

Monday, January 14th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. B.Venkatadri.

Some Rare Diamonds of Rafi Saab - 3We all know the famous song, “Saranga Teri Yaad Mein” from film:Saranga (1960) sung by Mukesh and composed by Sardar Malik, father of the present day’s leading MD:Anu Malik. But, not many of us are aware that there is also a shorter version (1:04) of this song, “Saranga Teri Yaad Mein” in the same Film:Saranga(1960), sung by Rafi Saab in a somewhat modified tune. (more…)

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