Baar Baar Din Yeh Aaye..Baar Baar Dil Yeh Gaaye.. Tu Jeeye Hazarron Saal..
This article is written by Mr. K.S. Ramachandran.
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We are going to pass through yet another year of Rafi Sahab’s birth anniversary on the 24th December 2008!
Mohammad Rafi is a voice of the ages gone by and for generations to come and what seems so powerful in his delivery is a blend of his humility, that evergreen smile, powerful yet slender voice, the right dose of expression, range and modulation in every song he rendered. His voice is like a high tech music system, without even having to adjust the volume for an excellent output.
What could be the magic in his voice? Any song must have been heard by all of us a 1000 times, but never seem to get bored of it. Was it his singing? Or the lyrics? Or the composition? Or his inimitable style and rendition? While, it is quite obvious that the songs of yesteryears had that power of lyrics and composition, we enjoyed the originality in the singers. Having said that, we seem to nod for that great voice over and over again.
Undoubtedly Rafi Sahab’s voice, as we keep listening every day, reiterate the fact that he was a singer with that magical voice. He was in fact a “magic singing machine”. It is hard to agree that we would listen to any other singer with the songs sung by Rafi Sahab. It is a different matter that we would listen to Rafi songs sung by others, merely because it is a Rafi song!