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Fans remember Rafi on his 28th death anniversary

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

This article is provided by IANS and published on Hamara Photos

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Nearly a thousand people from various parts of the country gathered here Thursday to observe the 28th death anniversary of one of the greatest Bollywood playback singers, Mohammed Rafi. People from Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Muzaffarpur and various other places assembled at the grave of the singer around Juhu Mosque here. (more…)

Rafi’s day…

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. K.S.Ramachandran

Rafi's day...

Who can ever forget 31st July? If a human soul loves eternal music, with melody filled environment in every day’s life, it has to be overflowing with the golden voice of only one person, be it in the 1950’s or even these modern times where music has taken a round about turn with practically no importance given to the vocal chord. (more…)

A Tribute to the Great Legend: Mohammad Rafi

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. Shashank Chickermane

Mohd Rafi

It was 31st July 1980, exactly 28 years ago, we have lost a great legend and most versatile playback singer of film industry where he sang innumerable songs in every language in the industry. He is indeed Mohammad Rafi. He passed away in the age of 56 in Mumbai. (more…)

Immortal Rafi

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. Sivanandam

Immortal Rafi

On 31st July 1980, legendary singer Mohammad Rafi left us, leaving behind thousands of immortal songs for us to cherish. Mohammad Rafi, or Rafi sahib as he is always addressed with respect, was not only a great singer, but also a great human being. His versatility was unmatched. He was a master in all types of songs -right from patriotic songs to songs with the sweetness of romance, from songs of utter despair or melancholy to light hearted comedy songs, bhajans, ghazals, quawwalis etc….the list is endless. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi – Amar Chand ka Amar Gayek

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

This article was provided by holyfamilydr at This article in Urdu is written by: Dr. Khaja Aliuddin, Chicago, USA.

Mohammed Rafi - Amar Chand ka Amar GayekKaun hai jo Mohd. Rafi ko filmi duniya ke hawale se nahi jantha? Mohd. Rafi na sirf Indo-Pak balke Indo-pak se baher hindustani gayeki ko pasand karne walon ke dilon me apna ek ooncha muqham rakhte hain. Mohd. Rafi ek aise lajawab gayek the jinhone apni khudadad awaz ke bal bote par karoron logon ko bahut jald apna chahne wala banaliya tha. Mohd. rafi ki awaz ek aisi awaz thi jiska mast bhara jadoo aaj bhi sunne walon ke sar chad kar boltha hai aur shayed rahti duniya tak boltha rahega. (more…)

YAAD NA JAYE, The Rafi Magic

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

This information is shared by Mr. Zorawar Chhugani of Rafi Foundation Memorial Society, New Delhi.

“Apne Naghmon Ke Sahare Zindagi Bichha Gaya,
Apni Taanon Se Jahan Walon Ke Dil Bharma Gaya,
Jab Tak Is Duniya Ki Mehfil Mein Tu Raha Ae Rafi,
Zindagi Ke Saaz Par Tu Kitne Geet Ga Gaya”

YAAD NA JAYE, The Rafi Magic Needless to say that Rafi Sahab has been one voice that has touched everybody with
a) Love (Janam Janam Ka Saath Hai Nibhane Ko)
b) Masti (O Dilber Janiye Tere Hain Hum Tere)
c) Nostalgia (Dil Ka Soona Saaz Tarana Dhoodenga)
d) Devotion (O Duniya Ke Rakhwale)
e) Appreciation (Yeh Reshmi Zulfen Yeh Sharbati Aankhen) (more…)

ABADRAFI – Rendezvous with Mubarak Begum Sahiba

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

This article is written by Mr. A.S.Murty

mubarak-begum-sahiba-jamunaji-garlanding-the-photograph-of-rafi-sahab-as-a-mark-of-inauguration-of-the-musical-show.jpg5TH July, 2008 will be remembered by music lovers in Hyderabad as a day of revival of the vintage music of the hfm. For nearly six months now, we have been trying to organize a grand musical show and also invite some well known playback singer of the yesteryears to Hyderabad. The closest we came to was the name of Mubarak Begum Sahiba and our good friend Samarjit Acharjee was in continuous contact with her. Either the glorious singer with the golden voice was not available when we had wanted to organize a show or we were preoccupied with our normal lives and thus we could not go ahead with the idea that remained in our minds. However, we did not lose heart and kept our trials going. (more…)

Musical Programme At Jaganmohan Palace

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

This information is shared by Jayaram. This news is published in one of the local evening newspaper in Mysore City. Two years back I attended similar program and happy to inform that it was a memorable evening. Hall was jam packed and people were standing outside the hall and enjoyed the beautiful songs of late Rafi.

Mohd RafiMysore, July 18 (VS&MTY)- A musical programme, ‘Pushpanjali’, ‘Geetanjali’ has been organised in memory of renowned singer late Mohammed Rafi at Jaganmohan Palace on July 20 at 6 pm. Renowned singer Raghavendra Ratnakar, son of cine artiste K.M. Ratnakar, who has been organising the musical programme since three years will present the songs sung by Mohammed Rafi. (more…)

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