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Going backin time with Laxmikant’s Pyarelal

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Going back in time with Laxmikant’s Pyarelal-Article by Patchy N taken from Rediffindia-mohanflora

Laxmikant-Pyarelal made songs that youngsters hum even today. Numbers like Om shanti om, Darde dil (Karz), Hansta hua noorani chehra (Parasmani) and Jumma Chumma (Hum) are played on the radio even today. (more…)

What passion music can raise and quell my musical journey

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Edited clip from Ashutosh Joglekar’s blog-mohanflora

I remember things vaguely; when I was maybe five or six, my mama from the US got a tiny toy keyboard for my elder sister and cousin. Being the irresponsible little kid in the house, naturally I was forbidden to touch it. However, my sister and cousin both did not show even the slightest interest in it, and finally, the ‘elders’ all acquiesced to let me play around with it. (more…)

Did Mohammad Rafi get his due?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This article is by Arthur J Pais for Rediff. Its available at

Last week, a Bangladeshi musician claimed that Mohammad Rafi was not given his rightful due in India. In a week-long series finds out if the great Rafisaab was indeed ignored by the Hindi film industry and the government. (more…)

India did not give Mohammed Rafi his due

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Indo-Asian News Service

A Bangladeshi newspaper has raked up an old controversy by saying that singer Mohammed Rafi was not given his due by the government of India. Paying rich tributes to Rafi in the the Daily Star, Bakul Sultan, a columnist asks why Rafi was given only a (more…)

Rafi on their lips but no one listens

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

This article is from Times of India.

When he sang, the world listened with rapt attention. He would burst into a song and send his village into raptures. But alas, today there is no one to hear the voice of the village. Although streets and alleys of the Kotla Sultan Singh village hum, the powers that be are still oblivious (more…)

Concert revives magic of Rafi

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

This news is from

MUSIC group Doha Waves on Thursday evening staged its annual concert in memory of Indian singer Mohamed Rafi. The concert, hosted in association with the Indian Community Benevolent Fund (ICBF) at the Indian Cultural Centre (more…)

Tributes to legend at Rafi Nite show

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

This article was published at

The singers are seen with the organisers and guests RICH tributes were paid to legendary Indian singer Mohamed Rafi at a programme organised by Punjab Musical Group (PMG) in Doha. The highlight of the programme, dubbed ‘Rafi Nite’, was a performance by Amir Rafi, (more…)

Rafi Ki Yadein proceeds to go to ICBF

Friday, September 1st, 2006

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The proceeds from the music night, on August 31, will go to the humanitarian activities of Indian Cultural Benevolent Fund (ICBF). The show, named “Doha Bank Rafi Ki Yadein 2006”, is organised by Indian music group ‘Doha Waves’ with the cooperation of ICBF. (more…)

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