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Hai Tere Nagamon Mein Woh Nasha Rafi Sahab, Ke Duniya Bhar Ke Maykhane Veeran Ho Jaaye

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

By an intoxicated fan – A S MURTY – rafimurty {a.t} gmail.com

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Rafi Sahab never touched alcohol? Did he not ever take any drinks ? Unbelievable, many would say. But most know that Rafi Sahab stayed clear of any kind of alcohol.  A god-fearing person that he was, Rafi Sahab was content with his singing and loved to be back with his family after his recordings and did not give any time to partying.  His only other outings would be for live programmes around the globe and at the altar of the borders of India, giving succor the embattled and fatigued Indian soldiers who gave their all for the country’s safety.

In Hindi films, we have seen scores of heroes, character artistes, comedians, even villains getting drunk to the brim and there are hundreds of very lovely songs picturized in such an event.  Many singers have had the opportunity to playback for such songs – Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Kishore Kumar and Rafi Sahab, to speak of the only prominent ones.  But it is to the credit of Rafi Sahab perhaps that he took the bulk of such songs for various reasons.  (more…)

Temple of Rafi Sahab

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

By Sanjeev Kumar Dixit

Temple of Rafi Sahab

Temple of Rafi Sahab

I am sending few pictures of the TEMPLE of our honorable MOHD. RAFI SAHAB in my room. Statue of RAFI SAHAB was established on 6/2/11 (Ravivar means RAFI-VAR) with sweets & fruits.

In the 2nd floor of temple, Holi soils from the birthplace, Amritsar of Rafi Sahab & from his grave are kept to right hand side & left hand side respectively of the statue.

In the ground floor of the temple there are the pictures of my respected FATHER & MOTHER with pictures respected RAFI SAHAB. (more…)

Mohd Rafi’s Relevance to the Filmfare Awards

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

By Jagat Kant Choudhary

Filmfare

Filmfare

The Filmfare Awards, since its inception in 1953 has been one of the most coveted awards in the Hindi Film Industry. It was at the Regal Theatre in South Mumbai (then Bombay) on March 21, 1954, that the first awards were handed over to the winners. Hollywood star Gregory Peck, who was the guest of honour at the inaugural Awards ceremony, was delayed on a flight from Colombo and could only attend the banquet at Willingdon Sports Club later on.

Incidentally the Awards were called Clare Awards in the beginning, named after Clare Mendionca, the well known film critic of the Times of India in the 1940s and 50s. A couple of years down the line, however, the Awards began to be known as Filmfare Awards instead. (more…)

Tere Jaisa Kaun Hai….

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

By: H.A.K. Walijah

Mohd Rafi with Mukesh, Talat Mohd and others

Mohd Rafi with Mukesh, Talat Mohd and others

“Tere Jaisa kaun hain, Tere Jaisa Koi Nahin,” (who is there like you, no one is like you !) when we come to think of Mohammad Rafi Saab and his legendary status in Hindi Film Music, then I must say yes, it is true that no one is like Rafi Saab. Nevertheless this is the opening line of the song on which my write-up is based on. In fact, this is one of the most beautiful and romantic numbers ever rendered by the Melody King Mohd. Rafi Saab in the movie “Tamanna” (1969). That song was picturised on romantic actor of 60’s Biswajeet who always lucky in getting great songs, got his cream with Rafi Saab under a host of composers in Mere Sanam, Sagaai, Shehnai, Do Dil, Night In London, Jaal, Aasra, Pyar Ka Sapna, April Fool etc. and the then ravishing beauty Mala Sinha, penned by Anand Bakshi and class music composed by Kalyanji-Anandji – what a marvelous composition of  Kalyan?ji Anandji –  an absolute magic and lilting music. (more…)

A poem on the Great Singer Md. Rafi

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

By Srinivas Gudimella

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Jitnaa bhi suno lage na kaafi …. aawaaz hai aisaa Md. Rafi !

Aawaaz ki duniyaa kaa Raja hai tu
Khudaa ki sadaa kaa doojaa hai tu !

Sangeet ki duniya ka naayak hai tu
Naa koi tujhsaa aisaa gaayak hai tu
Sabke abhimaan kaa laayak hai tu !
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