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Rafi Jayanti

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

This report of Mohammed Rafi’s birthday celebration at Bangalore by the Fan Club, BAAR BAAR RAFI on 24.12.08 was provided by H.V.Guru Murthy

Mohd Rafi_s Birthday Celebration by Baar Baar Rafi on Dec 24th 2008 in Bangalore.jpg (1).jpgBAAR BAAR RAFI Fan Club of Bangalore celebrated the birthday of the divine Singer Mohammed Rafi on 24th December at Rotary House, Lavelle Road, Bangalore. The show commenced at about 4.30 PM and went on till 9.30 PM. As it was Rafiji’s Eighty Fourth Birthday, a huge photograph of Rafi Saab was tastefully decorated with 84 flowers and 84 stars were hung in the lavishly decorated hall. (more…)

Happy Birthday Rafi Sahab (Pheeku)

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

This report on the birthday celebrations of Rafi Sahab in Delhi was contributed by Mr. Zorawar Chhugani.

Members of Rafi Foundation Memorial Society in Delhi celebrating 84th birthday of the legend on 24th December 2008.jpg“Baar Baar Din Yeh Aaye, Baar Baar Dil Yeh Gaye,
Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal, Yeh Hamari Hai Aarzoo,
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to Rafi Sahab, Happy Birthday to you”

These words echoed in the atmosphere when the pineapple cake with “Happy Birthday Rafi Sahab (Pheeku)” written on it was cut by the members of Rafi Foundation Memorial Society, Delhi celebrating 84th birthday of the legend. (more…)

MOHAMMAD RAFI – The Enigma !

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Vinod Kapoor, ex Sr.Director-Doordarshan. Email:

MOHAMMAD RAFI - The Enigma !He needs no introduction nor does one have to extol the greatness he possessed. Millions still get mesmerized by the unadulterated mellifluous renderings, Mohammad Rafi has left behind. I often wonder, what would have happened, had phonographic system not been invented? Generations would have not marveled the great sounds of well cultivated voices and sought eternal pleasure out of them. It would be big loss. Music lovers miss out on Mian Tansen, Bach and Mozart but that’s history. (more…)

Musician Khaiyyaam: The first Recipient of “Naushad Samman” Award

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Biman Baruah, Assam.

Musician Khaiyyaam: The first Recipient of Naushad Samman AwardProminent Music director Khayyam has been selected by Lucknow-based Naushad Sangeet Kendra for first “Naushad Saman”, an award introduced in the fond memory of the late legendary composer Naushad Ali. The award consist of a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000 which will be presented to Khayyam at Sangeet Natak Academy Auditorium in Lucknow on February 14, 2009. (more…)


Sunday, January 11th, 2009

(traditional welcome address in Rajasthani)

Article by A S Murty, Rafi Foundation, Hyderabad Chapter



This title looks a bit strange on the columns where Rafi Sahab is the focal point of any discussion or debate. Normally we would discuss a singular style of Rafi Sahab’s unfathomable array of ‘adayigi’ or his association with certain music directors, etc etc to quench the thirst of innumerable fans of Rafi Sahab.  Sometimes we would write on the various bhajans, patriotic songs, romantic songs, quawwalis, duets or many other different topics that keep surfacing on the pages of this website at a very high frequency. Articles would also appear on the many other virtues of Rafi Sahab, as a person, as a family man, as a professional, etc. There would be reporting on the various musical shows in his memory arranged at various centres, only to emphasise the extent of his universal presence in the world of music. (more…)

Some Rare Diamonds Of Rafi Saab-7

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Venkat Brahmandam.

(Rafi Sings For Raj Kapoor)

Shankar-Jaikishan with Rafi Sahab and Raj KapoorThere are many MDs who used Rafi Saab for Raj Kapoor in some Films.

But, Shankar Jaikishan have one unique specialty to their credit. They are the first MDs to have ever used Rafi Saab for Raj Kapoor, in Film:Barsat (1949), in a solo, “Main Zindagi Mein Hardam Rota Hi Raha Hoon“. And Film:Barsaat (1949) happens to be SJ’s very first Film too. (more…)

Remembering Mohammad Rafi on his birthday

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

This article is written by Mr. Souvik Chatterji

Remembering Mohammad Rafi on his birthdayThe listeners of quality music in India and all over the world remember Mohammad Rafi on his birthday on 24th December, 2008. He had died in 1980 and 28 years passed after his death. Yet he had created an everlasting appeal during his 35 years illustrious career which has not faded away at all.

Whenever his reference comes music-lovers imagine about “suhani raat dhal chuki” composed by Naushad, “ehsaan tera hoga mujhpar” composed by Shankar Jaikishan, “zindagi bhar nahi bhulenge woh barsaat ki raat” composed by Roshan, “chaudavi ka chaand” composed by Ravi, “abhi na jao chor kar” composed by Jaidev, “chahunga mai tujhe saanz sawere” composed by Laxmikant Pyarellal, “mai pyar ka rahi hoon” composed by OP Nayyar, to name a few. (more…)

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