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My numerous daily cups of tea and Rafi Sahab

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

By Achal Rangaswamy

Na Jaa Kahin Ab Na Jaa

Rafi Sahab lives on, fresh as ever, in our hearts and our lives.

The testimony to this fact is:

  1. Take the names of most Tv serials and you’ll find a large number of Rafi Sahab’s songs as the title.
  2. Look at TV commercials and listen to the jingle. Whether it’s for a car lubricant or for cosmetic product, Songs made famous by Rafi Sahab play along, reminding us of the beautiful moments in our lives.
  3. Listen to conversations between friends or colleagues and you’ll immediately spot a sprinkling of hit songs of Rafi Sahab.

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Remembering Rafi Sahab on his birth anniversary

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

By Souvik Chatterjee

Mohd Rafi Sahab

Music lovers all across the world remember, the unforgettable musical maestro Mohd Rafi, on his birth anniversary on 24th December, 2015. He had died in 1980 and 35 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. (more…)

Title Credits : Songs by Rafi Sahab

Monday, November 9th, 2015

By Swaminathan Rajan

Title Credits : Songs by Rafi Sahab

As a kid I used to be fascinated by the title credits in movies (still am, though a tad irritated that it comes in the end, when everyone is walking out, blocking the view). Well, many title credits had tunes of the songs of the film. And I guess in some cases, the producer and/or director were so enamored with the songs, that the whole song used to be played in the title credits. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi: Third generation voice of Rishi Kapoor

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

By Mr. Biman Baruah

(Wishing Happy Birthday to Rishi Kapoor Sahab with voice of Rafi Sahab)

Mohammed Rafi Third generation voice of Rishi Kapoor

Mohammed Rafi is the only singer peers of Hindi Cinema and Kapoor ancestors play a very significant role in Indian Cinema for last four generations starting from their commandant Prithviraj Kapoor to present heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor. Mohammed Rafi Sahab shaped intelligence of legitimate playback singing in Hindi Film Music with his widespread voice and great transforming quality in his voice. He is the first ever singer who eliminated the distance between acting and playback singing in Hindi Film. (more…)

Ravi sahab and Chitragupt ji gave brilliant tunes to Rafi Sahab

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

By Dr Souvik Chatterji

Ravi sahab and Chitragupt ji gave brilliant tunes to Rafi Sahab

Chitragupt gave very melodious tunes in the 50s and 60s and as most of his songs were sung by legend of legends Rafisahab, the songs became immortal after creation. Just because the world of music in 1960s was dominated by giants like Naushad Ali, Shankar Jaikishan, Roshanlal Nagrath, Madanmohan Kohli, less known composers like Chitragupt did not receive the recognition he deserved. (more…)

Likhe jo khat tujhe…

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

By Col Harish Puri (Retd). This article is originally published here.

Likhe Jo Khat Tujeh

Had the man lived, he would have turned 90 today. As it turned out, he died at the relatively young age of 56. Hell, today I myself am a full six years older than he was when he died.

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. (more…)

Rafi Sahab – the man I worship on Guru Purnima

Friday, July 31st, 2015

By Achal Rangaswamy

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Today is Guru Purnima. The day we bow before our Gurus and offer our obeisance in total humility and gratitude.

Today is also the day we recall each and every lesson taught to us directly or indirectly by these Gurus. (more…)

Rafi Saab is remembered every moment …. Not just on 31st July…!

Friday, July 31st, 2015

By Chandan (KS Ramachandran)

Rafi Saab is remembered every moment
It is undeniably true, unanimously..!

In the words of music composer duo, Shankar Jaikishen, Rafi had “Aatma” in his voice. In the words of SP Balasubramanyam, the noted playback singer and living legend, “Rafi is the ultimate playback singer”. (more…)



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