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Kalyanji Anandji cared for Rafi in the 70s

This article is written by Mr. Souvik Chatterji

Mohd Rafi with Asha Bhonsle and Kalyanji

Mohd Rafi with Asha Bhonsle and Kalyanji

Mohammad Rafi was the uncrowned king of bollywood music in the 50s and 60s. After the composers like Naushad, Shankar Jaikishan, Roshan, Madanmohan, Ghulam Mohammad, OP Nayyar, and others realized the range of voice of Rafi, they made him the first choice during a period when able singers like Mukesh, Manna Dey, Talat Mehmood, and others were at the top of their career.

But Kalyanji Anandji’s association with Rafi in the 70s require special mention considering the fact that RD Burman and SD Burman sidelined Rafi to promote Kishore Kumar and with the death of Jaikishan, Roshan and many composers the only challenge that could be put forward before RD Burman was done by LP and KA.

Kalyanji Anandji started their career at that time. The film industry was not moved to that extent with his film Samrat Chandragupta in 1958. In Raj Kapoor’s film Chalia and Dulha Dulhan, KA gave decent music, with songs like “chalia mera naam”, “humne tumko pyar kiya hai jitna” sung by Mukesh becoming big hits. It was difficult for Kalyanji Anandji to get the scope of composing films of leading actors of the 60s who were associated with Rafi, for the sole reason that most of the actors were associated with established composers. Pradeep Kumar was associated with Roshan, Guru Dutt was associated with OP Nayyar, Shammi Kapoor and Rajender Kumar was associated with Shankar Jaikishan, Dilip Kumar was associated with Naushad, to name a few.

But wherever he got scope of composing music in the films of such big shots, he used Rafi very well. Rafi’s songs in Shammi Kapoor’s film Bluff Master (with hit song of Rafi like “govinda ala re”) and Joy Mukherjee’s film Ji Chahta Hai (the title song “ji chahta hai” require special mention) were very melodious. KA’s music in Shashi Kapoor’s film Jab Jab Phool Khilen created sensation in the mid 60s.

Each song of Rafi including “pardesiyon se na”, “mai yahan ek ajnabee hoon”, “na na karke pyar”, etc., entertained the audience.  KA Rafi struck gold in Shashi Kapoor’s film Haseena Maan Jayegi. All the songs of the film were hits including “bekhudi me sanam”, “chale the saath milke”, “dilbar dilbar”, etc. Besides, KA also used Rafi in duet song “gulaabi raat gulaabi” with Asha in the film Upkar, where Mahendra Kapoor’s song “mere desh ki dharti” and Manna Dey’s song “kasme wade” made everlasting impact in the minds of the listeners.

Mohd Rafi with Asha Bhonsle and Kalyanji

Mohd Rafi with Asha Bhonsle and Kalyanji

KA Rafi combination was very successful in Rajesh Khanna’s film Raaz, with notable songs “akele hai chale ayon”. In the 70s, KA continued with their loyalty with Rafi. In Dilip Kumar’s Gopi, KA gave landmark bhajan “sukh ke saab saathi” which still remains one of the adorable devotional songs.  KA and Rafi created storms with the film Geet.

Each and every song of Rafi in Rajender Kumar’s Geet became super hit including “aja tujhko pukare meri geet”. The compositions of KA involving folk flavor of the mountains always enchanted the Indian audience. Right from Himalay Ki Godme to Maryada, KA maintained the consistency.

KA Rafi combination created gold in Raj Kumar’s Maryada as well. Although KA gave songs to KK like “gussa itna hasin hai to” for Rajesh Khanna, they maintained the Raj Kumar Rafi combination by giving the song “dhol sajni dhol jani”. KA kept the Dilip Kumar and Rafi combination intact in the film Bairaag with hit songs like “peete peete”, “sari shahar me aapsa koi nahi”, etc. KA continued with Rafi in Feroz Khan’s films as well. One of the hit songs include “kya dekhte ho” from the film Qurbani.

Due to huge demand for KK to sing for Big B, KA had to comprise with KK in films like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, but KA used Rafi to sing the same title song “rote hue ate hai sab” which was sung by KK. KA showed their respect for Rafi without doing injustice to Mukesh, Manna Dey, Kishore, Mahendra Kapoor and others. It is not possible to cover the Rafi KA combination in a small article as KA had contributed in more than 250 films over a period of 40 years. The songs and the films should be restored.

Mr. Souvik Chatterji, the author of this article

Mr. Souvik Chatterji, the author of this article

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  1. anil pedgaonkar says:

    i agree with narendra shetty. true rafi was great singer and very good and equal to kishore in fast paced western numbers.rafi was probably the most versatile singer except may be for asha bhosale. interestgly rafi had agreat range to match lata which asha did not possess. rafi sang some serous songs which asha did not . but in end sha sang great gazals with khayyam.
    but though lata was ot as versatile as rafi she is regarded greater singer due to diving quality in her voice and weight and depth very much evealed under .sd burman and m,adan mohan.
    kishore in that sene was lesser versatile than lata had a good but leeser range than rafi , but whatever voice he posssessed was great see ye jeevan hail, kaha tak andhere man ko chalenge, anewala pal impossible to imagine in voice of any other singer . he had tremenous depth in his voice and softness southing effect. KA always opted for depth so they oped for mukesh or manna dey i kasme vade . rfai had other qualities like phirat , lagaon of voice diction so theere as a mismatch in the ka and rafi. there was not so much mismatch between rafi and rdb as rdbcomposed fast western tunes and rafi fitted nicely but for many sdb tunes like phoolo ke rangse, gata rahe mana janab ne etc kk was only fit.
    So it all depends upon what is needed. i do not agee han kishore would not have been god at classical the glimpse is shown with numbers like payal wali dekh na and more vividly at mere naina sawan bhado or hume tumse pyar kiana where even parvenn sultana laged behind. Also kishore was great at bhajans for example muze prem ka rog l;aga and his voice was similar to grrat bhajan singer anup jalota but he did not get much chance to sing bhazans. i am sure he would exceled in both these. but he was not fit for gulabi aaakhe or chaudavi kaka chand or khoya khoya chand or bekhudi me sanam.
    lets admit that after sevetys it was kishore who became the main choice and that does not in any way diminsih the imortance or status or contribution of rafi. i think i am very imaprtial in my post

  2. Dear Souvikji, your article all relevance it deserves, but not there are some points which you have obviously missed out. KA were very talented MD no doubts, but can never be put in the same league with SD,SJ, Noushad, Roshan, and Madan mohan, who all had a single blue-eyed male-singer of their first choice. And barring SD ( notwithstanding the fact that from 1958 to 1969 Md Rafi sahab was his most favourite singer ) all rest MDs were virtually fell in love with Md Rafi’s voice. With the rise of RD Burman in the 70s, KA gradually tilted towards KK blindly, ignoring the divine voice of Md Rafi, and deliberately forgetting the fact that in the mid 60s they rose to the light of fame with the help of MD Rafi voice. In Devanand’s voice when Md Rafi was the first choice for SD and SJ in the whole of 1960s, he deliberately chose Kishoreji to sing for Dev in Mahal, 1969 and Jhony mera naam (1970) and it happened close on the heels of Aradhana, and some other very nicely composed Rajesh khanna films, which were composed by RD Burman. They also preferred to sing Kishoreji for Rajesh’s Safar and Sachya Jhuta.
    Safar contained two terrific songs sung by KK, perhaps the two best sad songs they composed throughout the 1970s. Acltually, KA were very much instrumental behind sidelining the great singer along with RD Burman in the early 1970s. They must have had some limitation to perceive the greatness of Md Rafi, otherwise how could they have opted for Mukeshji, who cannot be even in the same league of great Md Rafi, to sing for other actors in the 1960s, before the rise of KK and when Md Rafi was reigning at the top? These are the vital points souvikji’s article, in my opinion has missed out. Lastly, I would like to question, have KA every produced the quality of songs that he Produced in JJPK and Safar, after 1970? Actually, songs which go down to the history are scanty in Kalyanji Anandji’s creative endeavour. What is your opinion about it?

  3. PC says:

    I think KA made a mistake by giving less number of songs to Rafi in 1960’s and 1970’s. Some of the songs of Mahendra kapoor and Kishore Kumar could have been sung by Rafi Saheb and the results would have been amazing. However, KA’s songs with Rafi sounds better melody and touch to heart feel than Laxmi-Pyare and RDB. Though they remained under appreciated. As far as duets by KA with Rafi-lata and Rafi-Asha are concerned they stand out are are so melodious.

  4. suhana saffar says:

    Mukesh was always a first choice for KA since they began giving music but the best hits were given by Rafisaab although Mulesh also song some wonderful songs for KA however in 70’s they used Kishore Kumar and franklt their music in 70;s was a shadow of the privious decades. Some of the great hits of Rafisaab for KA in 70;s including some sung for Rajesh Khanna were from films
    1 . sacha Jhuta
    2. Maryada
    3.Choti Bahu
    4. Qurbani
    5. Gopi
    6Kaatilon Ke Katil

    many more that does not come to mind now

  5. Ali says:

    KA did great use of mohd rafi voice,I agree that they ignored by media, media play big role to make great names in 1970″s who in real not so great as I think,

  6. prakash says:

    I agree to the extent MDs like Naushad, OPN, MM, SJ, Roshan but not LP . Quantity of film apart. Even after producing maximum number of songs for Rafi and Lata by LP the songs of LP fall miles behind from these legends specially rafi under SJ, Naushad and OPN and Lata for MM alone. Still LP got big recognition only due to rafi and lata singing post SJ regime in the beginning of their career. KA songs by all singers got popularity. it can ‘t be only singers contribution. You may not like KA music fine but KA stayed four decades only on their talents.

  7. Arish says:

    I think KA greatest work was JJPK, and Rafi was instrumental for the great music.

    KA were never the A class MDs and all their success was attributed to singers rather their music unlike Naushad, OP Nayyar, MM, LP, SJ, Roshan.

    I woul;d go to the extent that KA were biased towards Rafi, in line with Anil Biswas. There biased was evident in early SAREGAMA episode when they declared a mediocre singer who sang Khai ke pan banaras wala, when Anandji or Kalyanji was the judge, ignoring other wonderful singer, his name was Sanjeev I think.

  8. Prakash says:

    Kalyan Ji Anandji’s songs with great Rafi Saheb were very melodious. I like the following songs very much:

    1. Yahan men Ajnavi Hoon(JJPK)
    2. Ek Tha Gul Aur Ek Thi BulBul(JJPK)
    3. Hamne Dekha Hai tumhen(Film Ji Chahta hai)
    4. Dil Bekrar Sa hai(Film Ishsra)
    5. All solo songs of film Haseena Maan Jaygi
    6. Akele hain Chale AAo(film Raaj)
    7. Yeh Raat Hai Pyasi(Film Choti Bahu)
    8. Kuch Log Yahaqn Par Aise Hain(Film Vardaan)

    Apart from the above kalyanji Anandji produced very lilting duest of Rafi with Lata and Asha also.

    In general Kalyanji Anandji gave hit music in all sorts of songs be it romnatic ,light music,devotional songs,quawalees,westenised,phyloshical songs, disco songs and most importantly sad songs and funny songs who can forget the following few master pieces sung by Mukesh.

    Mukesh
    1. Mujko Is Raat Ki Tanhai Mein
    2. Hum chod chale hain Mehfil Ko
    3. Chandi Ki deewar na todi
    4. Jo pyar hammne Tujhko diya tha
    5. Tumhen Jidagi Ke ujale mubarak
    6. Waqt Karta Jo wafa
    7. Do Kadam Tum Na Chale
    8. Chandan Sa Badan
    9. Deewano Se Ye Mat Poocho
    10. Koi Jab tumhara hraday tod de
    11. Darpan Ko Dekha
    12. Juban Pe dard Bhari dastan chali ayee

    The songs sungs by Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Lata, Mahendra Kapoor and Ashs Bhonslle were also great. In a nutshell they were complete and versetile music directors but did not get enough credit that they deserved because of media which always been promoting R D Burman and Laxmikant Pyare Lal.

    Lastly, KA used Rafi Saheb very well wherever they got opportunity and in 1970′ s they composed very good duests with Rafi.

  9. Rajkumar Akela says:

    My Dear Rafi Sahab !
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
    On this auspicious occasion of your 85th birthday we all miss you a lot.
    You are not there, but you are there…in our hearts, in our memories and you will be there till this time is there…and I know time never ends.
    May your soul rest in peace !!!
    Rajkumar Akela

  10. Sivaram says:

    The article was excellent and it showed great passion for the talented Singer. Realities of life and that of the film world is totally different. Just like when a young boy enters an engineering college there is idealism that excites him. He enters life and is in a world of competition. The ideals takes a little shift and he sees other priorities like a will to succeed. This is the same with music directors. They come with love for music but as they enter the competitive world their priorities change for no one recognizes unless you are successful. Their priorities shift to find ways to be successful. We know rafi is talented but is the busiest singer. We know he is versatile but appreciation does not not bring success to the appreciator. His success lies how he creates another rafi by taking inspiration from the plus points of rafi sahab. Even industry grows only like this. If it were not for this aspect we would not have a galaxy of singers today in every field of music irrespective of language. There are umpteen fan clubs each singing the praise of their chosen hero.
    I conclude with the great song of Rafi sahab:
    JIYO THO AISE JIYO JAISE SAB THUMHAARA HAI, MARO THO AISE KE JAISE THUMHAARA KUCH BHI NAHIN
    SIVARAM

  11. J.K. Bhagchandani says:

    Posts 18, 20, 21 and 22,

    The bottom line of this article by Shri Souvik Chatterji is that Kalyanji Anadji did not go all out for Kishore Kumar during 70s as some other MDs (read Burmans) did. His distribution of songs for variuos singers was similar (if not same) in 70s as it was in 60s. And Rafi too getting some share of songs, implying that KA cared for Rafi in 70s. In that respect I agree with Shri Souvik Chatterji’s observations in the write-up.

  12. t k nandi says:

    reg post 5,it is unbeliveable what k or a had said after listening bhajan of gopi orsongs of raaj orhaseena man jayegi or maryada orbluffmaster orany other song.whatever rafi saab had sung,had gvn his best, each is a masterpiece.a biased view.long live rafi saab n this site.

  13. sudip_dat says:

    KA reserved very fast paced songs for Rafi. They tried recreating the magic of “Affoo Khuda” (Jab Jab Phool Khile) in the 1970s. But both these attempts were not as successful. Note the similarities in the beats (taal) with the JJPK song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrwFGan6AQs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb-4TQzL7rs

  14. Harvinder says:

    I concur with Murad – post 18. unlike other leading md’s, who always had favourites, KA did not have any favourites though they tilted toward mukesh the most. there ration of other singer like rafi, mkapoor and kishore is high. ka’s only comment about rafi analysis of all singers was that “Dekho ji Rafi jaisa singer koi bhi nahin tha- he sang many songs for us. favourite being jab jab phool klhile’s yahan main ajnabee hoon”. I would have rated some other songs higher. But they were NOT out and out Rafi fan.

  15. sid says:

    murad,

    in that case i think the article shud be called rajkumar cared for rafi in the 70’s. 😀

  16. Souvik Chatterji says:

    In respect of few replies as mentioned in the perspective of KA’s combination with Rafi, some writers had compared KA’s combination with Rafi with Jaikishan’s combination with Rafi. The two combinations does not match because, Jaikishan not only gave majority of songs to Rafi, SJ composed music in at least 8 to 10 films per year during the 60s when Rafi was matchless. I had mentioned also that Jaikishan’s death in 1971, did make a difference for Rafi, if we look back at the film Andaz, as against one song given to KK ‘zindagi ek safar” SJ gave songs like “hai na bolo bolo”, “dil use do jo jan de de”, “re mamma re mamma re” etc. It clearly established the fact for Jaikishan KK never featured within 5000 km of Rafi. He never survived after 1971 to see the profit motives of producers in sidelining Rafi to promote KK.

    As far as KA is concerned, KA managed to bag big budget films in the 70s like Geet, Maryada, Muqaddar ka Siqandar, Zanjeer, etc. In most of these films Rafi featured. Whether he did justice by exploiting the versatile talent of Rafi is another question. But there is no doubt that Rafi’s songs mattered a lot to KA during the 70s, just like the songs of KK and Mukesh.

    Souvik Chatterji.

  17. murad says:

    I don’t think ka cared for rafi. I heard the songs in maryada was to be sung by someone else to picturise on raaj kumar. It was raaj kumar who said he will not act in these songs if it not sing by rafi. ka were not happy but had to oblige to the actor demand.

  18. Narayan says:

    Dear Souvikji,
    Adaab Rafi !
    Your article was informative but in my humble opinion KA did not prefer Rafi sahab unlike Jaikishen,Naushad,Madan Mohan,Lakshmikant Pyarelal, Usha Khanna, Op Nayyar and sonik-omi to name a few.
    What was shocking at that time for us was in Gopi except for the bhajan all the songs were by Mahendra kapoor.
    But not to give credit to KA is offending for music lovers who will always acknowledge their contribution for phenomenal Rafi-lata or Rafi-asha duets…
    KA even in a Manmohan Desai a devout Rafi Bakt gave preference to Kishore in the solos of Sacha Jhuta. If the MD is MM or Jaikishen this would not have happened.
    Anyway Iam not complaining as Rafi sahab’s Contribution to KA success is also creditable in the swinging 60s
    Narayan

  19. Sanjiv says:

    Rafi saheb not only created magic but also rendered his voice in perfect tune to every one lips

  20. sudip_dat says:

    Souvik and Mr. Gurumrthy,
    First of all it might seem that Kalyanji Anandji was more inclined towards Kishore. But unlike other music directors, KA’s choice of singer was driven by the producer and the actor. If you follow their music, you will see a definite pattern (and at times the pattern would be different from what all other music directors were following):

    -KA went with Kishore for most Prakash mehra movies.
    -Owing to Rafi’s fallout with manoj Kumar and B.R. Chopra, KA went with Mahendra Kapoor for most of their movies. Rafi lost out big time owing to this.
    -KA went mostly with Kishore for traditional Rafi-centric stars like Feroze Khan and Dharmendra.
    -KA went with Rafi for traditional Kishore-centric stars like Rajesh Khanna (Raaz, Saccha Jhutha, Chhoti Bahu)
    -KA went with rafi for most Sashi Kapoor songs.

    I think part of the problem with this article is it is sparse on the song list from the 70s (most of the examples are from the 60s). Here are the list of prominent KA films with Rafi’s hits from the 70s.

    -Maryada
    -Geet
    -Gopi
    -Zanzeer
    -Kathputli
    -Samjhauta
    -Rakhwala
    -Kab Kyun aur kahan
    -Bairaag
    -Haath ki Safai
    -Adalat
    -Vardaan
    -Saccha Jhutha
    -Uljhan
    -Darinda
    -Anokha
    -Qaatilon ki qaatil
    -Professor Pyarelal
    -Nazrana Pyar ka
    -Shankar Sambhu
    -Qurbani

    Some of these were duets but each had significant impact on the film.

  21. Manish Kumar says:

    Thank you for mentioning “dhol sajni dhol jani”. I had not heard this song before. What a youthful, fresh, malleable voice Rafi displays in this song. It goes without saying that the same applies for Lata. Rafi’s voice suited Raj Kumar very well. Here is a link to this excellent duet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsrHYAp79xU

  22. krishnarafian says:

    Dear Sauvik,

    I second Guru Murthy’s response. According to me, KA were good friends of Kishore Kumar and used him a lot for their style of music. They complete ignored Rafi Saab’s versatality and also responsible for his lean period. Its very unfortunate that people played politics and sidelined a great gentleman. However, it was Madan Mohan, Usha Khanna and the great Laxmikant Pyarelal who stood by Rafi saab and gave him the required boosts in late 70s. Not to forget the contribution of the great Manmohan Desai saab. He was a die hard friend of Rafi saab which we could see in his early 80 movies starting with a tribute to Rafi saab. Kishore was great during 70-75 and then after rafi saab’s death. KA, RDB were responsible for Kishore’s gain by producing songs for the masses and not classes. I fully disagree with your writeup.

    rgds..KM

  23. Imran Rustam says:

    Rafi sb was the need of every music director as he became integral for any situation and for any actor. His rendition was superb and for any period.

    Regards,
    -Imran-

  24. anilgaikwad says:

    sir, your article was quite pleasing considering the fact that it was related with the unmatchable voice in the universe.
    It is in fact a lose to the entire world that between the 70,s & 80,s the music directors failed to create the history in the bollywood by neglecting the most melodious and magical voice of the heavenly body my Guru may his soul rest in peace MOHD.RAFI SAHAB

  25. BINU NAIR says:

    SOUVIK JI……. i THINK U MISSED ONE GREAT SOLO SONG OF RAFI SAAHEB FROM MOVIE MARYADA …. MUHABBAT KE SUHANE DIN…
    Two major points : first, mohd rafi and lata didi stopped singing at different music events in the name of composers – although for diffrent reasons. its said that after a major event, the coloured liquid flowed freely at a venue and rafi did not like this. he decided not to attend such events and some music composers were hurt and k.a. was one of them it must be told.

    in one of the major events in 1976 , lata didi refused to attend the 25th silver jubilee event of maestro salil choudhary at shanmukhananda hallo in mumbai and there was some hard talk over the phone between them. except lata, rafi and talat, most of them weree there – including yusuf khan dilip kumar who gave a stirring speech at the event in chaste english…..

  26. tarsem singh says:

    I ALWAYS LIKE M.RAFI JI BECAUSE RAFI JI WAS A GREATEST SINGER IN WORLD.

  27. Souvik Chatterji says:

    In respect to the opinion of Mr.Guru Murthy, I agree that Madanmohan was always a Rafi loyalist. But Madanmohan, just like Roshan or Ghulam Mohammad, did not believe in commercial usage of music. His one song “tum jo mil gaye ho” is equivalent to 10 songs of RD Burman. But in the 70s, Madanmohan hardly got any scope of composing music in commercial films.

    So the films where KA used Rafi got commercial success like Geet, Gopi, Maryada, Bairaag, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, Qurbani, etc. So KA’s contribution in the 70s only comes next to LP. In fact, Jaikishan’s contribution in the 60s mattered a lot for Rafi because SJ produced the most successful music in commerically the biggest hits from 61 to 69. In fact Jaikishan’s death in 1971 was the greatest blow for Rafi.

    Souvik Chatterji.

  28. anil nakra says:

    dear souvik
    your article is informative like your previous HV Guru remarks are also shows there knowledge ,actually KA promte mukesk rafi , kishore kumar
    for example film saccha jhoota in that hit film kk and rafi both sung for rajesh khanna like meri payari bhania and by rafi yu he tum mugh se bat karti ho
    this blog shows knowledge of music lover

  29. vinod mehru says:

    souvik ji,
    kalyanji bhai aur anand ji bhai ke saath jo bhi kaam rafi saheb se liya gaya tha yaa rafi saheb ne jo anjaam diya hai un gaano ka to koi jawab nahin. us waqt ko hamare liye bhool paana koi aasaan baat nahin hai. rafi saheb ke chodi hui sampati yaa property ka mein aaj bhi bharpur istemaal karta hoon. kyonki mere yaar doston mein aajkal rafi saheb ka hi sangeet hai. aab mujhhe yahin chinta satati hai ki mere baad mera collection kaun sambhalega.

  30. toufique says:

    KA said that [i guess it was anandji who said] rafi preserved his best for some other composers. it is a serious allegation. i dont think ka was ever fond of rafi. in 60s mukesh got the better tunes, in 70s it was kishore. rafi gave some hits (and we all know that hits are not necessarily the better compositions) with them in the 1960s, but that was mostly because mukesh did not fit shammi or shashi. even in dilip’s gopi, they used mahandra instead of rafi except for one bhajan.

    i agree with mr. murthy….mm and uk stood by rafi in the 70s. also lp played a key role.

  31. H.V.GURU MURTHY says:

    Sauvikji,

    Sorry Sir, I beg to differ. If you list out the songs of KA in seventies, he has more songs with KK and a miniscule with Rafi. Most of the Rafi songs with KA in 70s were Rafi-Lata duets. In fact, I would rather say that the only two composers who stood by Rafi in his lean period were MM and Usha Khanna. KA gave wonderful music with Rafi in 60s, but in 70s like most other MDs, they used Rafi very rarely. Of course, it is MDs prerogative to choose the Singer, but definitely, Rafi was not used extensively by KA in the 70s, but for Maryada and Bairaag and a few Rafi-Lata duets.

  32. A S MURTY says:

    souvikji once again you have come up with a neat article on ka-rafi combine which produced some very great songs. you have not left out any movie i presume, and the song ‘sukh ke sab saathi dukh mein na koi’ is one of the best bhajans ever. in the film maryada, we have this beauty of a song – mohobbat ke sunane din jawani ki haseen ratein’ rendered so beautifully by rafi sahab. thanks for the article.

  33. shashank says:

    Souvikji,

    thanks, its a really mice article written of kalyanji anandji with rafisahab. keep it up!

  34. Prakash shah says:

    KA and LP and Sj had always inclined towards RAFI.

    JJPK,Rajasaab,Roop tera mastana,Daastaan,Maa aur Mamta,naach utha sansaar,Insaniyat,ji chahta hai,ishaara,khoon ki kimat,aakri dao,Himmat,AAsha,

    I think it depends on producer,director more to select the singer for selling their product.

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