Rafi-Lata Singers Enthrall Mumbai Music Lovers
By Binu Nair
A ZIPPY MUSICAL PRESENTATION OF GOLDEN ERA SONGS of Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar songs enthralled the thousand odd music lovers at Mumbai Ville Parle’s Dinanath Mangeshkar Hall on Sunday May 23.
Star singers of the day Mangalore Hanif, Zee Saregama star Mona Kamath, Star tv awardee Prabhanjan Marathe, singer Aparna, composer Prem Kumar and singer Dinesh Parmar derived non-stop applause for each of their renditions.
The Chief Guest of the evening Mr Pascal Pinto, Managing Trustee of Mangalore Rafi Foundation, who had specially flown in from KUWAIT was visibly pleased and commented ” these talented singers must be in the film industry entertaining larger number of audiences”.
A medley of songs from Shakti Samanta movies brought the mood change and senior citizens were seen shaking their legs to the merriment of music lovers.
The Compare Mr Kulkarni presented a scene of yesteryear Wednesday evening when music lovers would throng the neighbourhood radio sets with their own list of hit songs.
The Binaca bugle was sounded and their advt played in Amin Sayani STYLE .The products are dead and gone BUT THE SONGS played alongside remain ROBUST AND EVERGREEN.
The event was presented by Rafi Foundation, Mumbai and music arrangement was competently handled by Mr Nandu Kerkar, who started his career working with Mohd Rafi.
Mr PASCAL PINTO complimented the organisers and said :the Mohd Rafi Library of songs will become a reality
in Mangalore and in other places.
Some of the songs played live were :
Jyoti Kalash Chalke, Mehlon ka Raja Mila, Mujhe dekhakar aap ka muskurana, Meri Mohabbat jawan rahegi, Aasman se aayta farishta, Tu is tarah se meri zindagi me, Jo waada Kiya woh, Uff Yoo Ma, Taaron Ke zuban, Kithna Pyara waada, Chup gaye taare, Aa Jaane Jaan, Oh Basanti Pavan Paagal, Teri Mehfil me Kismat aajmaakar and Chaahunga mai tuzhe – among others.
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