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Rafi Sahab the super star of all stars: when Amitabh Bachan lost his sleep and the script of Abhiman fell on its knees

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Salim K

Anand Bakshi with Laxmikant, Amitabh and Rafi sahab during the recording

Anand Bakshi with Laxmikant, Amitabh and Rafi sahab during the recording

Rafi sahab is probably the only singer whose voice would suit all actors and stars irrespective of the decade and their age. Even though Raaj kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Amitabh Bachan and Rajesh Khanna were considered synonymous with Mukesh, Mahendra and Kishore , the songs Rafi Sahab has sung for them  occupy a special place in the careers of these actors and HFM in general.  For example who can forget eternal melodies like  “baazi kisene Pyar ki sung for RK in film Nazarana”, “ Bhari Duniya mein Akhir Dil” sung for Manoj Kumar in Do Badan and “Teri Bindiya Re” sung for AB in Abhiman. There are many more such beauties that Rafisahab has sung for these stars.  Needless to say all these  stars had and have the greatest love, respect and admiration for Rafi Sahab. (more…)

Rafi Ki Yaad Mein (in Hindi)

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Onika Setia

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

मोहम्मद रफ़ी को हर साल याद तो किया जाता है और यह भी मालूम है की उनकी कमी कोई पूरी नहीं कर सकता. क्योंकि वोह एक लाजवाब शख्शियत थे .वोह जितने महान कलाकार थे उतना ही महान इंसान थे इस बात से कोई इंकार नहीं कर सकता. मगर महसूस करने वाली बात यह की इस महान इंसान के लिए भारतीय सरकार ने क्या किया? और उनका प्रशंशक होने का दावा सभी करते हैं, कुछ लोग उनके भक्त होने का दावा करते हैं . मगर क्या उनके साथ हो रही नाइंसाफ़ी के लिए कभी किसी ने आवाज़ उठाई? (more…)

A homage to composer RAVI: The “King of Soft and Soulful Melodies”

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

This article is penned by Mr.Biman Baruah,Goregan(E), Mumbai

Mohd Rafi with Verma Mallick, Devendra Goel, Ravi

Mohd Rafi with Verma Mallick, Devendra Goel, Ravi

Legendary music composer Ravi Shankar Sharma popularly known as RAVI expired on 7th March, 2012 due to cardiac arrest who celebrated his 86th birthday with friends three days before his death. He was survived by his separated son Ajay and daughter in law, actress Varsha Ushgonkar.

On his death, his filmmaker friend, A. Krishnamurthi remarked, “Ravi was noted for his heart-touching, soft, melodious tunes, which made his songs and music immortal and is hummed even today, decades after he composed them. As well as he was a very fine gentlemen and a great human being.” (more…)

Mudhra-Music Appreciation

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

By Aparna Sridhar

Mohd Rafi Tributes

Mohd Rafi Tributes

Mudhra hosted a programme yesterday, 04.03.2012, at the Infosys Hall, Chennai. A tribute to the playback legends of the North and South. This was part of their 3 day programme of music appreciation.  http://timescity.com/chennai/events/appreciating-indian-music/23866

Such a programme is always welcome, for indeed, there are very few people who can lay claim to sing like the legends, or even represent them. Being an ardent Mohammad Rafi fan, I was delighted to be invited and thrilled that  Chandan would be representing Rafi. None better. There were other singers too. For Mukesh, for Kishore. And for Lata. And on the southern side, for TM Sounderajan, PB Srinivas, P Suseela, S Janaki. (more…)

Rafi’s contribution to the Muslim Socials of the 60’s

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

By: H.A.K. Walijah

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

The 60’s were probably Mohd. Rafi’s greatest years. The decade started off with him winning his first Filmfare award for the title song in “Chaudavi Ka Chand” (1961). Throughout the decade he produced many hits with many top music directors, such as Naushad, Roshan, Madan Mohan, Ravi, Shankar – Jaikishan and others.  Rafi’s prominence for the decade is the best it ever got for any singer in the history of Hindi Films and in the many of those movies he was the only male voice. The songs list goes as ~ Zindabad Zindabad e Mohabat Zindabad; Sangam Yeh Mera Prem Patra; Nain Lad Jaiye Hain; Tum Se Izhar-e-haal KarWaqt Se Din Aur Raat; Yeh Reshmi Zulfe; Ek Tha Gul Aur Ek Thee; Aaj Ki Raat Mere Dil Ki; Baharon Phool Barsoo; Mast Baharon Ka Mein; Aap Ki Pehlu Mein; Ye Parda hata do; Rahe Manva Dukh ki Chinta; Chalkey Tere Aankhon Se; Ahsaan tera hogaPaon Chu Lene Do; Bade Miya Deewane; Janu kya Mere Dil; Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya; Madhuban main Radhika naache and many more. (more…)

Sarvagun Sampan Rafi Sahab (in Hindi)

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

By Onika Setia

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

मेरी   नज़र   में    रफ़ी   साहब  उस    चाँद  की तरह   है    जिसकी   मुक़द्दस   रौशनी     रहती दुनिया    तक   बकरार    रहने वाली  है,  उस   चाँद   में   एक   कशिश   है.जो भी   उसकी   ओर   देखता   है   उसका ही हो  जाता  है   सदा के लिए.  जिसकी शीतल  छाया   में   तपती  धुप   से   जलते   हुए तन-मन   को   आराम   मिलता  है ,  जिसकी  रौशनी   भूले -भटके   लोगों को रास्ता  भी दिखाती है ,  वोह  रौशनी  जो हर  अँधेरे  को दूर भगाती  है. यह   चाँद   है   अपनी   सम्पूर्ण आभा  को समेटे हुए ,एक युवा और  जिंदादिल   जिंदगी   का   मयार . (more…)



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