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Awaz-e-Ishq – book on distinctive characteristic of Rafi Sahab’s singing modality and his extremely exquisites voice

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

By Binu Nair

This book is not the biography of Mohammad Rafi Sahib, nor a collection of his songs with the sequence of time. As a student of music, I’ve made an effort to write something on distinctive characteristic of his singing modality and his extremely exquisites voice. The life journey; childhood; stay in Lahore and initial engagements; start of singing in Bombay; rise to excellence; then the happenings of 70s and death – on all these aspects written material is available but it’s superficial and provides only a limited information. (more…)

Mohd Rafi Lovers to Pay Tributes at his Juhu Graveyard

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Press Release on July 31st. Thursday from Binu Nair, Founder Trustee – Rafi Foundation Trust (Regd.), F 3, Sharon, I.C.Colony, Borivli West, Mumbai 400 103

Today July 31st, innumerable Mohd Rafi Lovers will assemble at Juhu Mosque Grave where he was laid to rest after the legendary singer suffered a massive heart attack in 1980.

Three days prior to July 31st Rafi had recorded few lines for Laxmikant Pyarelal for movie Aas Paas : “Tu kahin aas paas hai dost” which became his last song. “Acha main chalu“? was the parting words of the legendary singer to Laxmikant Pyarelal – while having his last walk from Mehboob studios to his Bandra home. (more…)

The World of Rafi / Rafi ka Sansar : A Voyage into the Melodious World of Mohammad Rafi

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

By Rafi Foundation.
Pictorial coffee table book on Mohammad Rafi and a Directory of Rafi Fans

Cover of the book - World of Rafi

Thousands of unforgettable songs of Mohammad Rafi, sung in an unmatched mellifluous voice, have created a unique world of Melody and Music, which has become a pious abode for millions of his fans and music lovers alike. This world has no geographical boundaries; music is its religion and credo: Rafi is its presiding deity and the vast number of his fans his ardent devotees. (more…)

A love ode to Mohammad Rafi

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Source: Binu Nair

Mohd Rafi

Mohammad Rafi songs are for all seasons. And to keep it alive, a few fans have formed the Rafi Foundation. Trust in IC Colony, Borivali. The pilot of the project is Binu Nair, an ex-NRI, who now devotes his time to run the trust. On December 7, a full house of music lovers were treated to some exquisite Rafi tracks at the Prabodhankar Thackeray Auditorium under the title Romantic Rafi. (more…)

‘An Ode of Love’ to Mellifluous Mohd. Rafi

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

By Sunil Bhatt

Mohammed Rafi

Mohd Rafi Songs are for all Seasons and Rafi lovers formed the Rafi Foundation Trust in I.C.Colony, Borivli.

The pilot of the project is Binu Nair Ex-NRI who now devotes his time for his passion – love of Rafi Saaheb and Golden Era Songs. On Dec.7th, a full house of music lovers were treated to some
exquisite romantic Rafi gems at the Probodhan Auditorium under the title : “Romantic Rafi” (more…)

Baar Baar Din Ye Aaye…

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

From Binu Nair.
Press Release from The Rafi Foundation on Mohd Rafi Sahab’s 89th Birth Anniversary

Baar Baar Yeh Din Aaye

The Rafi Foundation will celebrate the 89th Birth Anniversary of Singing Legend Mohammad Rafi with a Musical Show on Tuesday, Dec 24 at the Fine Art Auditorium, Chembur.


Rain, Rafi and Romantic songs

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

By Jyothi Prabhakar for Delhi Times covering Rafi Foundation’s event of July 31, 2012

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

The weather was just right for this concert, with the rains giving Delhi a romantic feel. The event was a tribute to legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi, organized by the Rafi Foundation. And thankfully, the event started without waiting for the stars to arrive. But before we get to the songs and the singers – Jackie Shroff came first, spotted the photogs, quickly whipped out his sunglasses in the dark of the auditorium and put them on. (more…)

Remembering Legendary Mohd Rafi on his 32nd Jayanti

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

By Binu Nair

Barsi of Mohd Rafi Sahab

Barsi of Mohd Rafi Sahab

On the eve of Mohd Rafi Saaheb’s 32nd jayanti the month of July will see innumerable Rafi Musicals around the world. The President of Live Musicians Association Ashok Hande based in Mumbai has said that all auditoriums get booked months in advance in July and December for Rafi Saaheb shows. (more…)

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