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Biography of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi – Meri Awaz Suno

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Meri Awaz Suno - Book on RafiIn the inagural function of Delhi Chapter of Rafi Foundation, the first biography of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi – Meri Awaz Suno was released by renownd singing actress Padmashree Puspa Hans and wellknown classical singer Padambhushan Shanno Kurana.

The function was held at Punjabi Bhawan (New Delhi) on the eve of 27th death annivarsary in which a number of personalities from the field of Music, Art and Culture and Media Participated.

Meri Awaz Suno Book Release
Meri Awaz Suno Book Release Function

On this occassion a discussion on *the relevence of Mohammad Rafi’s songs in present time and his in cultivating communal harmony* was also organised in which senior poet and former editor of Nav Bharat Times Vishnu Khare, Music expert Dr. Mukesh Garg, Cinema critic Dr. Jawari Mall Parikha and President of SAKHA – Amarjeet Singh Kohli through lights on the different aspects of Rafi Peasonalities and his songs.

Vinod Viplav, author of Mohammad Rafi Biography said that it is matter of great pleasure for Rafi Fans that after all a book on the life and the songs of our beloved singer has been published.

About Book – Meri Awaz Suno

The book written by Vinod Viplav, Journalist and die hard fan of Mohammad Rafi was released in New Delhi on the eve of 27th death annivarsary of Rafi Saheb. A number of TV Channel and News Papers carries this news. In addition to this, this book was also released by Mohd. Ali Ashraf *Fatmi*, *Minister* of *State in Human Resouce Development Minister in a overpacked *function (Ek Sham, Rafi Ke Nam) organised in Patna – the Capital of Bihar also. This book was kept at the Mazar of Mohammad Rafi in Mumbai as a tribute to Rafi Saheb.

It is a matter of great pleasure and pride that the biography of the great singer Mohammad Rafi has got tremendous responce from all over the world. A number of E-mails and Phone calls regarding this biography are reaching to the Author of the book.

The book titled – *Meri Awaz Suno* is in Hindi and contains 160 pages.

This book is about different aspects of the life and singing of Mohammad Rafi. It is the first time that a complete biography of Mohammad Rafi has been published.

The price of the paperback edition of this book is only 100 Rs. We are giving 20 % discount to Rafi Fans. To get the single copy of the book please send Money Order of Rs.100*/-* (including 20 Rs. for courier/registered postal charge). You can also send Cheque/Draft on following address. (Cheque/draft should be in favour of Vinod Viplav and payable at New Delhi)

Address:

Vinod Viplav
21, UNI Apartments
Sec-11, Vasundhara
Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Pin – 201012
Ph. – 09868793203 (Mobile)
0120-2880324 (Res.)

Email:- screenindia@gmail.com, rafifoundation@gmail.com

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  1. dear sir viplav ji
    take my respect n reguards
    you did a great job, i can’t say u thanks with in few words
    its amaizing thanks lot again, i am one of sincer fans of
    the legend of legends mr. Mohammad rafi sahab. The guru of
    all singers, love for him in my heart ever forever……

  2. OnikaSetia says:

    dear vinodji , weldone for do this good job and best wishes for your great writing.

  3. nizam says:

    i wanna colect information abaut md.Rafi sahab

  4. aseef.i says:

    Rafi shap tumsa nahi theka” mi son born 1997 july 31,, rafi shap expiry 1980 july 31,,,in very teen age i am hearsaing “play back King’ voice now iam doing
    job saudi, with rafi shab yes absalute he was not dead he with me
    mean all time rafi shap song in my car, first preference i give rafi song
    he legend, rafi shahip compare Rafishhip voice, modulation, truss wah wah he all rouder sad songs no comparable singer born, happy yes nobody born.. how to say i am no word RAFI shaap once you listen recharge your body sakthibihai our bathibihai unki jo awaz main abi itna bass abi mai roathunga Allah unko janth formaye aameen \\\9

    tamil nadu coimbatore() aseef.i time star 26 1 2012 rebulic day

  5. raj korde says:

    he was great singar in hindi cinema forever nobody can sing like rafi saheb. he is today also alive in us through his songs.

  6. Sandeep says:

    I love rafi and his all songs and thanks for his biggraphy

  7. Shahzad Khan. says:

    A really great tribute to the great legendary singer Mohammad Rafi by me and on behalf of my father. No doubt there’s no one else on this earth yet except the King of the singers Mohammad Rafi.
    I’m from Pakistan and I’d love to say that Mohammad Rafi’s fans are not only in India but also across the border exist just like us. Love u Rafi Saheb u’re still alive in ur fans’ hearts.

    SHAHZAD KHAN from Faisalabad, Pakistan.

  8. shrikant says:

    Rafisaheb had sang “Magalastak”in wedding of Marathi and hindi music director Sudhir Phadke alias Babudi in 1949 in Pune

  9. for any information for mohd rafi . pl contact dr. ahuja shivery hospital mohd rafi marg gurunnanak school rd . whe has all collection of rafi saih .his gazels . song i different language mob 9324226642. for any song u cancontact us RAFI FAAN CLUB #SHIVENARY HOSPITAL ULHASNAGAR 421004 MUMBAI

  10. i am lover of rafi / e have our musical group name mohd rafi faan club. we org 2 programme of rafi saibh hia death and bbbbirthday . nom we are having his bithday programme on 31st july. it is all free in town hall at ulhasnagar

  11. Mesbah Uddin from Dhaka, Bangladesh says:

    I feel myself blessed on some counts and among the most important ones is having lived at a time when Mohammad Rafi was enchanting the Indian Sub-continent with his immortal voice. His fans always loved him and adore himd and felt him with a touch of emotion and will continue to do so. Artists of his time envied him with a sense of awe at the matchless quality and range of a reverberating voice trying all numbers from mellow classical to robust wild. So powerful a voice, still seemed too delicate to be real. And artists of all times to come will continue to envy him.

    May Allah the Almighty grant him heaven- Jannat-ul- Ferdous. Without the melody of such a voice heaven would indeed remain incomplete.

  12. spsyed says:

    As a Rafi-family friend, and neighbour in London, for over 50 years, I am honoured to have met the most humble man that I ever knew in my whole lifetime. Words are simply not enough to describe Rafi sahib. Some of his best songs are available without subscription fee at http://www.youtube.com/spsyed – a website dedicated to the entertainers and their fans. Enjoy, comment, rate, provide feedback, subscribe, join as friends, and share it far and wide.

  13. praveen kumar says:

    I am 20 years old . I am very big fan of md. Rafi . I have always try to find biography of Rafi sahabh . I am very happy now because now i can know every thing about them here.

  14. parag sirohi says:

    how to get the biography of mohammad rafi – meri awaz suno

    dear friend/friends,

    thank you for your overwhelming response to the second edition of the biography of the great singer – mohammad rafi. A number of rafi fans want to know about how to get the biography of rafi sahab- meri awaz suno.

    how to get the book – meri awaz suno by courier/post

    if you want the book should be delivered on any address inside india
    if you want that book should be delivered on any address inside india you can send me a cheque/draft/money order of rs. 150/- only (including courier/postal charge) on following address. cheque should be in favour of vinod viplav.
    address:
    vinod viplav
    21, uni apartments
    sector – 11, vasundhara,
    ghaziabad (u.p.)
    india
    pin – 201012
    ph- 09868793203/0120-2880324
    email – screenindia@gmail.com

    if you want the book should be delivered outside of india
    if you are residing outside of india and want to get the printed book by courier or post, you can send your order through http://www.a1books.co.in/
    total charge of the book – 150/ plus courier/postal charge. payment by credit card.
    to send your order please visits following link.
    http://www.a1books.co.in/searchresult.do?searchtype=books&keyword=8190409719

    in case of any problem or query please contact

    deepak khanna
    publisher relations
    a1books india
    http://www.a1books.co.in
    phone : 91-120-4208206/ 91-120- 4208205
    mobile- 09899868109
    email – deepakk@a1books.co.in

    to get online version of the book in pdf format on your computer.

    the full version of the printed form of this book (meri awaz suno) is available on http://www.indiaebooks.com
    now rafi fans and music lovers can download the book on their computers. if you want to download and read this book, please visit following link :
    http://www.indiaebooks.com/userpages/detail.aspx

    in case of any problem or query, please contact:

    mr. parag sirohi
    sr. business development executive
    e-source software solutions pvt. ltd.
    cell: 9711388459
    email: parag.esource@yahoo.com
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  15. suraj says:

    as murty,

    i’m thinking of ordering both – only reason i won’t order mr vinod’s **just yet** is because i’m learning to read hindi first lol. just curious – how many rare songs does mr saleem’s book include? thanks.

  16. A S MURTY says:

    i have now received my copy of the book – meri awaz suno – and i find it contains much more material than i had perceived. in fact another biography on rafi sahab is written in english by mr saleem-ul-haq and when compared to that book, the hindi version scores very highly. however mr saleem-ul-haq compensates by providing a free cd of the very ‘rare’ songs of rafi sahab (some of them not available in the market). but on the whole a good job of compiling all the data on rafi sahab’s life and times and meri awaz suno worth reading. elsewhere i shall give a detailed account of mr saleem-ul-haq (from Hyderabad) as he is an avid collector of all old songs, photographs and several other memorablia and is a powerhouse of knowledge on hfm. asmurty2@rediffmail.com

  17. gagan soni says:

    देर से सही लेकिन सामने तो आई रफी साहब की जीवनी
    महान गायक मोहम्‍मद रफी के निधन के 27 साल बाद आखिरकार उनकी जीवनी प्रकाशित हो गयी। यह वाकई खुशी की बात है, लेकिन यह हम मोहम्‍मद रफी के चाहने वालों के लिये क्‍या यह शर्म की बात नहीं है कि मोहम्‍मद रफी जैसे महानतम गायक पर जीवनी प्रकाशित होने में शर्मनाक बिलंब हुआ, जबकि रफी साहब के समकालिक गायकों और यहां तक कि उनके बाद के गायक – गायिकाओं पर वर्षों पहले जीवनियां प्रकाशित हो चुकी है। आप सबकी की जानकारी के लिये मैं बता दूं कि लता मंगेशकर, तलत महमूद, मुकेश और किशोर कुमार पर काफी पहले जीवनियां छप चुकी है। के एल सहगल की जीवनी भी संगीत विशेषज्ञ शरद दत्‍त साहब ने लिखी है। यह जरूर है कि मोहम्‍मद रफी के गीतों को संकलित करने का महत्‍वपूर्ण काम उल्‍लाहसनगर के संगीत प्रेमी श्री प्रतीम मेघानी एवं मुंबई के अजीत प्रधान ने कुछ साल पहले किया था। इसके अलावा अहमदाबाद के श्री योगश यादव ने कुछ गायकों को लेकर एक पुस्‍तक लिखी थी जिसमें मोहम्‍मद रफी को भी शामिल किया गया था। यह खुशी की बात है कि मोहम्‍मद रफी की जीवनी हिन्‍दी में प्रकाशित हुई है। मेरी श्री विनोद विप्‍लव से बातचीत हुई है और उनसे जो खुशखबरी मिली है वह यह है कि पंजाबी अकादमी इस जीवनी को पंजाबी भाषा में छापने पर सहमत हो गया है और इसके लिये अकादमी की ओर से आर्थिक सहयोग भी दिया जायेगा। इसके अलावा इस जीवनी को अंग्रेजी एवं अन्‍य भाषाओं में प्रकाशित करने की कोशिश चल रही है।
    मनोज कुमार, रफी साहब का दीवाना, दिल्‍ली gagan

  18. anwar hashim says:

    rafi sahib is my favourite singer.may his soul rest in eternal peace(Ameen).

  19. Mohammad Amin says:

    Great Work, Millions of Mohd Rafi’s fans in Pakistan and across the world want to see the book in Urdu too.

    Thanks
    Amin

  20. RAMAKRISHNA says:

    ref post – 18,
    why are you moving around the bush round and round. forget it……………………………………………………………… be sportive yaar….

    we are all the sincere lovers of RAFI sahab. we are on the job.

  21. binus2000 says:

    Backpatting and criticism is the easiest things in life my friends.
    can we stop this and get on to spread the great works of legend
    mohd rafi?
    May I also add that one lifetime is just not enough to hear and understand
    the legends great works..

    I am happy that rafi lovers are now seriously talking and doing great
    things to spread the melodies of legend mohd rafi. please keep it
    up..

    binu nair.

  22. A S MURTY says:

    great work mr. vinod viplav. we from hyderabad will be shortly sending you a dd for some books.

  23. RAMAKRISHNA says:

    binu, backpatting is a normal human emotion. let it flow dont worry.

    as regards the major aspect you mentioned, it has already germinated. students doing their Masters in the universties in the state of Illinois and Indiana of united states have started visiting the site mohdrafi.com. My son who is doing his masters in northern illinois is a representative of this great foundation there. He has become a fan of rafi sahab being inspired by the song ‘ main zindagi ka saath nibhata chalagaya’ from hum dono. i wish this fragrance to engulf the total united states soon.

  24. binus2000 says:

    Lets all stop this work of back patting on non-issues; for we are
    actually spending our scarce resources in un-productive subjects.

    Lets all from now think how we can spread rafi saabs songs/music;
    honour vintage generation music makers and celebrate their
    gold plated offerings to mankind.

    Also , we can in our scarce time think and act on how to take the
    rafi foundation message to every town and cities of the universe.
    Let’s all plunge in to some action…

    binu nair. the rafi foundation mumbai.

  25. Hi Binu Sahab,
    I really appreciate your exposure to management techniques! Even Amar swears by that!
    But, I totally agree with Mr. Ramakrishna.

  26. RAMAKRISHNA says:

    dear binu,

    I am indeed very sorry to hurt your feelings. There was some block some where in my mind. Now its clear. I assure you to render all my help from hyderabad limb for this noble cause. In your other comment you have advised me to be humble and simple like Rafi sahab. I am trying binu but I tell you it may take several years for me possibly to be as simple and humble like Rafi sahab, its because Rafi sahab is a Farishta for me and me a normal man. I am not at all emotional . This I am speaking from my deep within. Sorry again binu.

  27. binus2000 says:

    Dear Ramakrishna:
    Post no.3 : I liked your ‘ head master’ way of address to me on the
    Delhi unit competing and getting ahead.
    As a management person many management gurus has motivated
    me and others to achieve great results. My write-up was only meant
    to motivate others in to swift action – for the rafi foundation cause.
    Sir, everyone is equal in the rafi forum : but each individual will have
    a great quality in himself which I think he must give for the cause.
    I know u and I love u – for the cause.
    There is no differences of opinion : only exchange of ideas and
    motivation involved. We have to surge ahead and we need more
    branches and rafi lovers – for the sake of music…
    Ur head master comments has not provoked me at all . I meet
    many people who are best in giving their advices about how to
    run the foundation and if I listen to them all i have to devote many
    years of my life – to just listening which I will painstakingly avoid..
    Lets get along to our main agenda and not hit rafi lovers -below
    the belt….

    binu nair.

  28. Sumer Singh says:

    After a long wait, biography of Rafi saheb has been published now. It is indeed a great achivement of Rafi Fans. Now we can not only enjoy the sweet voice of Rafi Saheb but we can know about his great personalty and different aspects of his life.
    Sumer Singh, Jalandhar

  29. Narayanan says:

    Vinod Viplavji,
    Congrats n a great achievement. I have read the book which is concise n must for all fans.
    Kudos to Rafi Foundtn team of Delhi.
    Also Ramakrishan garu ur point of remark in answer to Binus comment is that pl take all things positively. Yes we are all one unit . Binuji has said the same to motivate the team spirit. nothing else.
    Our country is one and Rafi saab is dearer to all

  30. Anmol Singh says:

    Viplav Ji,

    This is indeed a great achievement. Thanks Binu for the information.

  31. H.V.GURU MURTHY says:

    Viplavji,

    Great work. We are eagerly looking forward to the English version.

  32. Manoj Kumar says:

    देर से सही लेकिन सामने तो आई रफी साहब की जीवनी
    महान गायक मोहम्‍मद रफी के निधन के 27 साल बाद आखिरकार उनकी जीवनी प्रकाशित हो गयी। यह वाकई खुशी की बात है, लेकिन यह हम मोहम्‍मद रफी के चाहने वालों के लिये क्‍या यह शर्म की बात नहीं है कि मोहम्‍मद रफी जैसे महानतम गायक पर जीवनी प्रकाशित होने में शर्मनाक बिलंब हुआ, जबकि रफी साहब के समकालिक गायकों और यहां तक कि उनके बाद के गायक – गायिकाओं पर वर्षों पहले जीवनियां प्रकाशित हो चुकी है। आप सबकी की जानकारी के लिये मैं बता दूं कि लता मंगेशकर, तलत महमूद, मुकेश और किशोर कुमार पर काफी पहले जीवनियां छप चुकी है। के एल सहगल की जीवनी भी संगीत विशेषज्ञ शरद दत्‍त साहब ने लिखी है। यह जरूर है कि मोहम्‍मद रफी के गीतों को संकलित करने का महत्‍वपूर्ण काम उल्‍लाहसनगर के संगीत प्रेमी श्री प्रतीम मेघानी एवं मुंबई के अजीत प्रधान ने कुछ साल पहले किया था। इसके अलावा अहमदाबाद के श्री योगश यादव ने कुछ गायकों को लेकर एक पुस्‍तक लिखी थी जिसमें मोहम्‍मद रफी को भी शामिल किया गया था। यह खुशी की बात है कि मोहम्‍मद रफी की जीवनी हिन्‍दी में प्रकाशित हुई है। मेरी श्री विनोद विप्‍लव से बातचीत हुई है और उनसे जो खुशखबरी मिली है वह यह है कि पंजाबी अकादमी इस जीवनी को पंजाबी भाषा में छापने पर सहमत हो गया है और इसके लिये अकादमी की ओर से आर्थिक सहयोग भी दिया जायेगा। इसके अलावा इस जीवनी को अंग्रेजी एवं अन्‍य भाषाओं में प्रकाशित करने की कोशिश चल रही है।
    मनोज कुमार, रफी साहब का दीवाना, दिल्‍ली

  33. JoyOravan says:

    Dear Mr.Viplavji,

    Glad to learn that a book has been written and published on the greatest singer Mohd. Rafi.
    Rafi is till date God’s voice on earth. Music is God’s voice and God has no religion. Rafi is above religions. He is the male voice, music of India.
    Every pressure should be made to respect this great man and to get to him the Bharat Ratna Award atleast posthmously.
    May the central Govt. see the wisdon in the voice of millions of fans in India and abroad who want that Bharat ratna for Mohammed Rafi.

    Joy

  34. javed fazal says:

    DEAR VINOD VIPLAVJI

    yeh hum sab rafians ke liye ek buhut hi bara tuhfa hy.
    hum esky english vrsion ka intizar kar rahy hein. kiyon ke hindi hum nahi parsakty,plz aap woh jaldi ley aaian.
    javed fazal lakho.
    from pakistan.

  35. unknow1 says:

    Mohd Rafi in our heart for ever

  36. RAMAKRISHNA says:

    its not correct to comment that ‘ this branch of rafi sahab’s foundation is overtaking that branch. its all a united effort. I consider every branch is a part of rafi sahab and equally unique. Difference of opinion starts like this only. For GOD’s sake let us not comment like this. Mr Binu nair I dont mind if I hurt you because I am right in what I am saying. We are all working for a common cause and that is to impress our union govt to realise that apart from recieving padmashri Rafi sahab deserves Bharat Ratna which is the motto of all of us. So let us try and see that Rafi sahab is honoured with this award.

  37. ATM SALIM says:

    DEAR VINOD VIPLAVJI

    MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATION TO YOU -FOR WRITING THE BIOGRAPHY OF
    OUR BELOVED MOHAMMED RAFI SAHAB -”THE BADSHAH OF ALL SINGERS” !!!

    THANKS & BEST REGARDS / A.T.M. SALIM.

  38. binus2000 says:

    Well done vinod viplap .. U and ur team in Delhi are doing a great
    team work and I am sure u will overtake all other branches of
    the rafi foundation . Best wishes to your team especially : zorawar,
    naresh sharma, mathur saab, dr.vinay kamal and others who are
    die-hard rafi fans..
    The Bharat Ratna Award is the next item on the agenda which I am
    sure ur team will take up to its logical conclusions.

    Binu Nair the rafi foundation

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