Magic of Rafi
By Dr. Kuldeep Mathur.
India has produced many great singers, since great Tansen, Sehgal and Mohammed Rafi is considered in this link. Many of the Historians and Hindi film critics wrote about them and their life’s but very few of them had engaged to see the celestial singing of the above noted singers of their time.
What a voice they had! Our present generation is much more linked with Mohammed Rafi and prefer his songs because of their excellent, marvelous and celestial singing naturally pure and melodious voice still enthralls us, his songs connect us with emotional moments of life.
R – REAL and RARE
A – And
F – Famous
I – Icon
His God like voice is heavenly divine. Rafi was in a league of his own. It seems, there will never be music like his. Such a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere he created in his singing.
He was a real gem. His voice was enchanting and persuasive. Everybody enjoyed his singing; the clarity of words, the expression, and the modulation was excellent. Music is itself religion. Those who wet their soul with music they got their god. We know music is universal language of mankind. Those songs sung by Rafi take you back to the incomparable golden era of Hindi film music of the 50’s and 60’s. You can immensely feel the genius. His control was very technical, his emotions were a mastery as he also captured human emotions. One more master piece from the Mohammed Rafi.
A voice with fathomless depth and unattainable divinity that was unique in all sense. Most of his singing period with Naushad (Music Director) and lyricist Shakeel Badayuni. Vivacious Shakeel graced Indian screen for a short period but left a durable impression though grace, beauty and dignity.
Rafi has sung this vintage song of legend. Thereby Naushad contribution to cine music will be written in golden letters as and when in the history of Indian cine music comes to be written. No one replaced humble modest and pious Rafi sahib. He himself is a book on HOW TO SING?
At the time of recording he was very keen to know on which artist is the song going to be picturised. Hence, he had to pick up the emotions and actions of that particular artist in his voice. Due to this ability, his playback voice changed the fate of many Indian film actors and made them superstars of their time.
During his lifetime he received many awards but there awards are nothing before talents. Despite being Muslim, he created his magic in bhajans and proved that their is no parallel of his voice.
In the end of this article we can say that he had soothingly divine voice and a lovely expression of the old gem with highly melodious and unique voice.
Fame is fickle, legends live forever. His songs have hypnotizing effect. This is etched in the memory of many millions of his fans world wide.
Many vintage his talents and mind blowing performance, voice quality softness are one of the rare qualities of his singing.