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Manna Dey and Mohammad Rafi’s duet songs were masterpieces

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

By Dr. Souvik Chatterji

Rafi, Kishore Da and Manna Dey

Only genius singers have the capability of simplifying difficult ragas and Hindustani classical music simplified into the version which is understandable by the common mass. Both Manna Dey Sahab and Mohammad Rafi Sahab had the capability of making those complicated tunes simple, melodious and romantic. There were huge numbers of difficult songs composed for both of them in the 1950s and 1960s. (more…)

Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Written by P. Haldar

Mohd Rafi with Lata, Hasrat Jaipuri and Jaikishan shown to user

He did send a letter. But it was not an apology letter.  And it was not to her. It is the most celebrated prem patra that he delivered on Jai’s behalf, a year or so after they had stopped singing together. And it was at the height of their rift that he recorded Kaise kategi zindagi tere bagair, an unreleased song composed by Madan Mohan, recently released as part of an album by the composer’s son. (more…)

Jaane Waalo Zaraa Mud Ke Dekho Mujhe…

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

By Shrirang Nawathe
Admin note: This tribute missed its publish on July 31st 2013 due to email spam issues.

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

We have been listening Rafi Sahab’s umpteen number of melodious songs day in and day out. It is difficult to choose the one to be shared here on his PUNYA TITHI today. Whether I choose Yaad na Jaye Beete dino ki…or Baharo Fool Barsao or Japan Love in Tokyo,or Jaane chaman shola badan….or Taareef karu kya uski or O duniya ke rakhwale…or Ai dil hai mushkil jeena yaha…?????  Oh. A big problem for music lover to select one song for sharing with all…. (more…)

Pran: Filmoon Ke Jaan

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

by Biman Baruah

(An overgenerous tribute to Villain of the Millennium)

Mohd Rafi and Pran

Mohd Rafi and Pran

Pran Krishan Sikand popularly known as Pran passed way on 12th July, 2013 at the age of 93 who was born on 12 February, 1920 in Old Delhi to a wealthy Punjabi family. Pran started his livelihood as a photographer and accidentally got his first role in Punjabi film Yamala Jat (1940) in Lahore. He had done his first Hindi Film as romantic hero opposite Noor Jahan in Khandaan (1942). He acted more than 20 films in Lahore from 1942 to 1946. Due to partition in 1947, there was break in Pran’s film career for a while and he shifted his base from Lahore to Bombay. (more…)

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