You're browsing: Home / Meri awaaz suno / Rare Facts/Statements about Rafi Sahab

Rare Facts/Statements about Rafi Sahab

By Sanjeev Dixit

Sanjeev Dixit has compiled a list of 32 statements done by various stalwarts in Industry about pious Rafi Sahab. They are listed below.

  1. “RAFI SAHAB ko shayad apne BADAPPAN ka ehsas hi nahi tha,Unki NEK-DILI unke gano me saaf jhalkti hai”
    -OM PURI (ACTOR)
    “रफ़ी साहब को शायद अपने बड़प्पन का एहसास ही नहीं था, उनकी नेक-दिली उनके गानों में साफ़ झलकती है”
    -ओम पुरी जी (अभिनेता) “रफ़ी साहब” के लिए….
  2. A rare fact-
    “Rafi Sahib visited Kabul, in 1975 and recorded few FARSI SOLO songs & DUETS with Afghan female singer ZHILLA.”
  3. “Jab bhi mere geet ki recording hoti to RAFI sahab BHINDI BAZAR se HALWA laate aur ham sab ek sath baith ke use khate the”
    -RD BURMAN (M.D.)
  4. Ab tak hai zamane pe jis aawaz ka jadu,uske mere upar upkar bade the……..
    Kahna hai RAFI k liye bada mushkil,INSAN bade the ya KALAKAR bade the.
    -Ravindra jain (Music Director)
  5. RAFI sahab ne apna sab kuchh SARGAM ki DEVI par nyochhavar kar diya tha,Shayad tabhi badle me unhone paya tha SURON KA SAMUNDAR
    -Amin Sayani
  6. A RARE FACT-
    “Once RAFI Sahab went to SANJAY GANDHI JI to take excuse for KISHORE DA when SANJAY JI became ANGRY with KISHORE DA.”
  7. KISHORE DA seated at the feet of RAFI Sahab for hours together weeping & crying inconsolably like a child,After the DEATH OF RAFI SAHAB.
  8. A Rare fact-
    RAFI SAHAB helped to a poor widow in his neighborhood by sending MONEY ORDER / MONTH to him as anonymous for many years
  9. “That poor widow knew about the sender of MONEY ORDER from Post office after the death of RAFI SAHAB,when she not got the MONEY ORDER”
  10. A Rare fact-
    “For Music Director “NISAR WAZMI”, RAFI Sahab sang for him by accepting only 1Re as token money on his request”
  11. Rafi Sahab sang 12 non-film MARATHI songs in music direction of Late Shrikant Thackrey(Brother of Bal Thackrey) between 1974 & 1980
  12. “Maine dekha hai ki RAFI SAHAB jis raaste se guzarte the log us raaste ki dhool apne MAATHE par lagate the”
    -Usha Timothi Didi(Singer)
  13. RAFI SAHAB was a very good HUMAN BEING.I feel so lucky & honored that i had the privilege of singing with him.
    -Amit Kr.(Son of Kishore da)
  14. RAFI SAHAB had learned ENGLISH by HARINDRA NATH CHATTOPADHYAY & sang 2 ENGLISH songs TOO-
    1)Although we hail..
    2)The she i love..
  15. A very Rare fact-
    RAFI Sahab expressed 517 different HUMAN MOODS / OCCASIONS through his 26,000 SONGS.
  16. Rafi Sahab has given so much to the NATION,his funeral procession reflected this with thousands on the streets on that heavy rainy day.
    -Times Of India
  17. I,Kishore da & other singers fought for No. 2 position,becoz No.1 position is already occupied by RAFI SAHAB even till TODAY
    -MANNA DE SAHAB
  18. Combination of Lyricist Shailendra & M.D. Shankar Jaikishan in turn had magical relationship with immortal singer RAFI SAHAB.
    -ST. Hollywood
  19. RAFI was such a gentleman.He was better singer than me.Rest were all great singers,but had their limitations,but RAFI has no limit
    -MANNA DE sahab
  20. A RARE FACT-
    RAFI SAHAB felt chest pain when he was rehearsing a BENGALI BHAJAN of
    MAA KAALI in the morning of 31.7.80 & he paased away at 10:10 pm in the night
  21. RAFI SAHAB ki mahanta koi subjective cheej nahi hai,Jo ye kahte hain ki unhe RAFI SAHAB pasand nahi hain,to unhe MUSIC ki samajh nahi hai.
    -Sonu Nigam (Singer)
  22. “Kabhi kisi ne RAFI SAHAB ko kisi par NAARAZ hote nahi dekha.Unme koi AHANKAR nahi tha wo HAR-DIL-AZIZ aur SADA-MIZAZ insan the.”
    -Dilip Kr.(Actor)
  23. P.M. Manmohan singh ji also a great fan of RAFI SAHAB & his favorite song is “MAIN ZINDAGI KA SATH NIBHATA CHALA GAYA..”He quoted few lines of song in LOK-SABHA
  24. aja aja… is geet me sirf 8 times a ..a ..aja kahkar geet ka end karna hai ,lekin rafi sahab hamesha hi ginti bhool jate the.isliye maine unhe salah diya ki jab main apse door jane lagoon to samajh jana ki ab rukna hai.us waqt to mujhe theek hai kaha..lekin jab gane ka waqt aya to phirse bhool gaye,aur main jane lagi to…aja aja ka jaja …jaja…jaja..jaja ho gaya. aur audence ne bhi isme bada lutf uthaya
    -Usha Timothy
  25. A Rare Fact-
    “Tarachand barjatya “DOSTI” ke gano ke liye Rafi sahab ke paas aye aur kaha is film me kewal aap hi super star hain aur aapke alawa kisi bade music director ko lena hai,aap hi ki marzi se. Rafi sahab ne lakshmikant pyarelal ka naam liya, unhone kaha…nahi…is film me sabhi naye kalakar hai….lekin rafi sahab ne unhe is shart par mana liya ki “MAIN SABHI GEET FREE ME GAAUNGA”. Aur is tarh lakshmi-pyare DOSTI ke Music Director bane.”
    …Baajee(mrs. Rafi Sahab) ki zubaani
    (Information Shared by Usha Timothy Didi)
  26. 1980 se pehle mono recording hua karti thi yane ki awaz me kisi bhi tarah ka echo machine ke dwara nahi dala jata tha. lekin rafi sahab ne aisa riyaz kiya ki wo suron me doobte chale gaye,ye unhi ki mehnat ka phal hai ki unke geeton me hame aas[goonj] sunai deti hai,aajkal ye sab machine ke through hota hai,phir bhi kisi ki awaz me sahab wali baat nahi aati…geet suniye…tere mere sapne ab ek rang hai……
    -Usha Timothy
  27. “Rafi is indeed immortal and always feel he is around and in our hearts and soul.I admire his voice and range”
    “Rafi a quiet and fine person (sic),” wrote Anand on Twitter, as he recalled the songs from films like Jewel Thief (1967), Man Pasand (1980) and Guide (1965). “`Dil pukare aa re…` from Jewel Thief and I think `Logo ka dil…` in Man Pasand was his last song for me.”
    -Devanand Ji on 31st PUNYATITHI of RAFI SAHAB
  28. RAFI SAHAB hamesha aise sandles pehente the jisme zari ka kaam hota tha jinme unke pair bohut khoobsurat lagte the, aur kisiko maine aise sandles pehne kabhi nahi dekha shayad wo unke liye khaas “LUCKNOW” se bankar aate the.
    -Information shared by USHA TIMOTHY DIDI (PLAYBACK SINGER)
  29. Rafi Sahab was a man full of aura and serenity.He always had his trademark smile on his face and was very spiritual”
    -Amitabh Bachchan Ji
  30. “स्वर्गलोक से कोई फ़रिश्ता मृत्युलोक में चला आया था… शायद कोई प्रायश्चित करने”
    [Vasant Desai ji (Music Director) for RAFI SAHAB]
  31. Kishore Kumar told Leena Ji: ” In the Industry there is No One like Rafi Saaheb….. we Must respect him.
  32. मैंने लगातार ३२ साल तक उनके साथ गाया है. उनकी मृत्यु से जो क्षति पहुंची है वह कभी पूरी नहीं हो सकेगी. सचमुच संगीत का एक युग समाप्त हो गया है. ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति दे.
    -Lata Ji


Proclaim your love for Rafi Sahab on twitter

Post your Comment on this Blog

If your comments hit the moderation queue, comments will be moderated within 7 days.

38 Blog Comments to “Rare Facts/Statements about Rafi Sahab”

  1. Amar Bharadwaj says:

    Rafi Sahab is to Playback Singing what Tendulkar is for Cricket.

    He made the art of Playback Singing look so simple that mere mortals like us think how simple it is.

    That’s the beauty of the great maestro.

    I don’t think there can ever be another one like Rafi Sahab.

    God bless the Noble soul.

  2. Mohammed Arif says:

    Mohammed rafi sahaab jaisa na koi tha or na hi aane wale samay m hoga

  3. Rafi sahab aapki awaz dil ko sakoon aur karaar bakshti hai.IRSHAD AHMAD SHAH says:

    Rafi is genious

  4. Santanu Bandyopadhyay says:

    In the biography on Md Rafi, written by his dauhter-in-law, Yazmin Rafi, she gave a clear allusion that when Kishore kumarji was invited at Md Rafi’s London house in the mid 1970s ( when KK was commercially on top for 4-5 years, overtaking Md Rafi, for reasions which lurked out of singing quality), he ( Kishoreji) conceded and almost accepted that he considered Md Rafi to be a better singer than him. If anybody has doubt in this statement, can go back to the book I mentioned above. (2) Legend singer Mukeshji told his son Nitin Mukesh that if he really had to assiduously follow any singer for enriching his singing qualities, ‘ DONT FOLLOW ME FOLLOW GREAT MD RAFI SAHAB’. He called his son Nitin intimately, took him to the corner of the room where they were conversing about the development of Nitin’s singing quality, Mukesh made this gret advise to his own son. (3) Manna Dey mentioned umpteen no of times that ‘ Md Rafise bara koi ganewala, hisdusthanme aajtak janam nahin liya, this Mannada said in an interview to Sonu Nigam in SAREGAMA, He made the same comments to great Naushad sahab also. (4) Jesu Das, Talat Mahmood and Noorjahan said Md Rafi was far ahead of everybody, except of course the great Lata Mangeshkar (5) Sonu Nigam and mahendra kapoor think Md Rafi to be the god of moder singing (6) Suman kalyanpur thought Md Rafi’s divine voice was above all other male singers, only Asha Bhosle thought Kishore kumar to be better than the great Md Rafi, this might be perhaps she is the wife of RD Burman. All these are facts

  5. Santanu Bandyopadhyay says:

    Lata Mageshkar said in Hindusthan Times, 2009, that Md Rafi was the top most singer amongst all of us, including, Asha, Mannada and Kishoreda, unka uper octave ka magic aur koi singer ka nahin tha. (2) I sang not only maximum nos of duet songs with him, but the pleasure I got while singing with him, was missing while singing with any other male singer. This she (Lataji) said 4 years before the controversy that errupted between her and Md Rafi’s song Saheed Rafi, about thet apology letter, but this is besides the point. The bare fact is to Lataji, Md Rafi was the top most playback singer of India. (3) If one listens to all great duet songs recorder by Md Rafi sahab and Ashaji, and if those are compared to all best duets sung together by Ashaji and Kishore kumar, the latter combination wuld always appear to be inferior if compared to Md Rafi and Asha duets, I am not mention here Md Rafi and Lata Mageshkar duets here atall, because they were ( most of them) absolutely divine.

  6. yasmin banu says:

    Dear friends,

    This is my published ‘letters to the editor’ article in Khaleej Times

    Remembering a legend

    (Yasmin Banu, Abu Dhabi) / 31 July 2013

    It was during the holy month of Ramadan on 31st July 1980, one of the greatest voice that Indian film Industry produced breathed its last.

    Today, after 33 years the voice is haunting us as we reminiscent Mohammed Rafi on his death anniversary. In a nation of billion plus people, music plays an integral part of our daily lives from the FMs to the multitude shops there is always music buzzing to our ears.

    Not a day passes in our lives where Rafi voice is unheard amongst us. With the changing phases of music industry and discernment of the listeners yet the younger generation is spell bound by the voice of this great singer. He started his career in an era where composers and lyricists challenged each other’s work — whether it is composer Madan Mohan and lyricist Raja Mehdi Ali Khan or Shankar Jaikishan and Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra or Naushad and Shakeel Badayuni or SD Burman and Sahir Ludhianvi.

    Rafi complimented their works through his unparalleled rendition befitting both the composers and lyricists. After listening to his works for years, it is obvious he competed himself as his voice modulation synchronised the legends of that time – whether it is Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar and Dev Anand.

    Today, this singer is not remembered for his mellifluous voice but also as humble human being who contributed to the society through his charity and notable deeds. Rafi was affirmative when he sang ‘Tum Mujhe Bulha Na Paoge’ and millions of fans acknowledge it with humility.

    The Original write up is as follows :

    It was during the holy month of Ramadan on 31st July 1980, one of the greatest voice that Indian film Industry produced breathed its last

    Today, after 33 years the voice is haunting us as we reminiscent Mohammed Rafi Sahab on his death anniversary. In a nation of billion plus film, music plays an integral part of our daily lives from the FMs to the multitude shops there is always music buzzing to our ears. Not a day passes in our lives where Rafi Sahab voice unheard amongst us. With the changing phases of music industry and discernment of the listeners yet the younger generation is spell bound by the voice of this great singer.

    He started his career in an era where composers and lyricists challenged each other’s work whether it is composer Madan Mohan and Lyricist Raja Mehdi Ali Khan or Shankar Jaikishan and Hasrat Jaipuri / Shailendra or Naushad and Shakeel Badayuni or SD Burman and Sahir Ludhianvi. He complimented their works through his unparalleled rendition befitting both the composers and lyricists.

    After listening to his works for years, it is obvious he competed himself as his voice modulation synchronized the legends of that time – whether it is Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar and Dev Anand. When we listen to the songs of Pyaasa, it is still astonishing how he was able to reflect the pathos of a disillusioned poet (Guru Dutt) in ‘Yeh Duniya agar Milbi Jaaye to Kiya Hain and oil massage street vendor (Johnny Lever) in ‘Sar Jo Tera chakaraiya with élan.

    When the Indian government declared national holiday on his death it clearly reflected the love and respect he earned from his fans. Today, this singer is not remembered for his mellifluous voice but also as humble human being who contributed to the society through his charity and notable deeds.

    Rafi Sahab was affirmative when he sang ‘Tum Mujhe Bulha Na Paoge’ and millions of fans acknowledge it with humility.

  7. Sarwat Baig says:

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s favourite singer: Mohammad Rafi Sahib.

  8. Sarwat Baig says:

    Shammi Sahiba, you are right age is not an excuse especially once you have entered adulthood. But they say that you become more set in your ways with age. Good progresses to best and bad progresses to worst.

  9. General Perwez Musharraf’s favourite singer:Mohammed Rafi Saheb.
    His favourite song on his lips when thrown-out of office”chal udjare panchi ke ab ye desh hua begaana” from old film Bhabhi, music by the late Chritraguptaji.
    Pravin B Dave

  10. Santosh Sukhrani says:

    For Vijay Bavdekar : Why do you have any doubts about Rafi Saab having sung 26,000 songs. When Mahendra Kapoor is supposed to have sung 25,000 songs and a relative newcomer like Udit Narayan lays claim to 20,000 songs, how can you put Rafi’s count at only 4,500. I personally have a list 5000+ songs by Rafi and these are only Hindi film songs. Add to that the film songs he sang for non-hindi films, non-filmi songs like bhajans, ghazals, qawalis in more than 18 languages. He also sang hundreds of Islamic devotional songs. And to end all arguments, I personally heard a live interview with Rafi Saab just a year or two before his death when a fan asked him about the number of songs he had sung. And in his own voice, I heard him say “aaj tak pachees-chhabees hazar to ho chuke hain”. Now can you ever imagine the pious Rafi Saab – who most people acknowledge as next to God – would not tell the truth?

  11. shammi says:

    Lata knowing that Mohd Rafi Sahab was a great respected man with no bad habits obviously can’t find anything bad to say about Mohd Rafi sahab and that’s why she takes comfort instead of praising Kishore Kumar where ever possible.
    It obviously make her and her sister feel better, anyway I don’t think her age can be used to excuse her behaviour. Any respect I had for her has long gone and I still don’t think it’s too late for her to make amends because she has created a lot of hostility for herself by conducting herself in the manner she has.

  12. Sarwat Baig says:

    This is what Lata Sahiba had to say on of the shows paying tribute to Rafi Sahib (before her infamous “apology” statement), “Rafi Sahib had no bad habits such as paan, cigarette or alcohol. He was fond of eating”.
    Abhijeet Sahib said that once he was walking up the stairs to the recording studio when he saw Rafi Sahib descending. To his surprise Rafi Sahib greeted him first. That’s when he realized that the “bhagwan” of music had greeted him. He was amazed at his humility.
    When he would go out with his family he would have the ladies of his families travel in a separate car so that the paparazzi wouldn’t mistake them for female friends. That was our Rafi Sahib.

  13. Wah Sanjeev ji apne rafi saab ke kitne anzan pahluon se hum sab ko avgat kara diya. rafi saab the hi aiyse. rafi saab vastav me koi farista the kyonki ek acchhe insaan me bhi koi na koi kami hoti hai lekin rafi saab ek dam pak saaf the.
    Suron ke to wo betaaz badshah the. Yet baat hindustan ke bade bade sartaj gaayak gaayikaon ne dil se maani hai. rafi saab aap hamesha hamare dilon par raj karenge. Tahe jahan tak hum aap ko nahi bhula payenge. We love you rafi saab.
    Regards, Birendra Singh Bisht

  14. shammi says:

    Thank you Sanjeevji for giving us Mohd Rafi fans a little more insight into the great man by sharing these rare facts. What a lovely and great human being he was apart from being the best singer the world is ever likely to see.

    It’s a real shame that big famous personalities of today can’t conduct their lives with a bit more dignity and be good role models to their fans.

    May his memory be kept alive for many more decades to come and I hope the 33rd anniversary of his death will be remembered in a big way so younger generations can appreciate how songs should really be sung instead of the rubbish we are continuously bombarded with today. Unfortunately with dirty politics playing a big part with what is shown on the television/satellite stations, radios and printed in newspapers and magazines I should imagine there isn’t much chance of that. However, I shall still hope and pray that common sense prevails.

  15. Binu Nair says:

    I know hundred s of fans of Rafi saaheb who Pray and ask for Rafi Saaheb’s Grace.

    His human conduct was of that degree – which the Gods would Love.

    And, his singing Godly….

    A spiritual and godly singer in the truest sense.

  16. Bashirahmed H. Jamadar says:

    Mohmed Rafisaheb, inake baareme duniyame jitanebhi chahanewale hai.un logone kuchnakuch kaha hai, vo sabhi bilkul sahi hai, lekin mai ek yesa rafisahab ka chahanewala hu, muze pata nahi, sahi hai ya galat lekin mai khuda ke baad agar kisiko pujata hu to vo one and only rafisaheb hai.

  17. Sanjeev Dixit says:

    @Binu Nair sir…. Lot of thanks to you for your kind words for me… And sharing great information on Rafi Sahab…..
    Thanks again to you sir…. “JAI RAFI SAHAB”

  18. Ali says:

    SPB said I feel myself half singer when i listen to mohd Rafi…

  19. Binu Nair says:

    One More fact Is That:

    Lata Mangeshkar for all her anti Rafi Notes would listen to Rafi Saaheb songs.

    And Rafi Saaheb would listen to Lata songs . As stated by Rafi Saaheb family.

    At the 1990 tribute to Rafi Saaheb tribute in Royal Albert Hall , London – Lata lighted the inaugural lamp. And, Asha Bhosle – lighted the lamp at Birmingham show.

    When Rafi Saahebs songs were being played Lata Mangeshkar was in full admiration looking up – and probably thanking the Gods.

    From Rafi Saahebs family members.

  20. Binu Nair says:

    Friends – July 31st – 33rd Punyatithi of Rafi Saaheb is fast approaching.

    Wherever you are – do write Letters to Editors paying homage to Rafi Saaheb. Many news papers do take Note of it.

    During my stint in Dubai, a music lover from Abu Dhabi – used to pay homage to Rafi Saaheb by letter s – every July 31st and Dec. 24.

    Another Lover Anchor named Faroukh Opkar from 89.1 Hum FM would play Rafi saab song – Daily from Ten pm to 12 pm and regale dubai music lovers.

    His programmes on Juy 31st really would bring TEARS to the eyes. He is the Amin Sayani of Dubai Hum FM Radio. My best wishes to him.

    In Mumbai alone there are 26 Rafi Tribute Shows. Around the world there are more than 12000 tribute shows.

    This is a Record by itself. The world is full of Rafi Saaheb lovers. They Are Unaware that some singers Even Today pay channels and radio stations to play their songs in return of Royalties and Fake Popularity.

    But, The fact remains that they know – Rafi Saaheb Songs Cannot be Stopped.

    Its our duty to do our mite – to keep the Rafi Legacy Live.

    Do Play Rafi Saaheb songs of different moods and tell friends about the lovely lyrics and the soulful voice – in these times of vacuum in our musical lives.

    Always for the Voice of God – Mohammad Rafi Saaheb.

    Regards.

    The Rafi Foundation, Mumbai
    Cell 9833 250 701..

  21. Binu Nair says:

    Was it C Ramchandra who used Rafi saab to sing for Ashok Kumar – and the trend continued because, Ashok Kumar loved Rafi singing so much.

    No Anil Biswas – was pro Talat and not interested in Rafi Saaheb.

    Lets talk of Rafi saaheb and his great lovers whom Rafi saaheb loved – No ends, in this forum.

  22. Binu Nair says:

    What a Lovely Rafi Saaheb Lover we have Got in Sanjeev .

    Keep it up sir.

    Just remembered what i told Pyarelal ji a month back on a Sunday Morning – in the car while escorting him and his wife Sunila for a function:

    ” Har das saal me aise Rafi saab lovers aur organisers aayenge jo aap logon ka banaya huwa tasty buffet serve karenge” It was a cookery book launch and h e liked the phrase.

    Yug aayenge, yug jaayenge, Rafi saab ka geet chalte rahenge.

    Thanks Sanjeev ji once again for the great compilation.

  23. Sanjeev Dixit says:

    Thanks to all for liking the article… and special thanks to Ahmed Kutty sahab for sharing few more incidence/statements….
    Regards,
    Sanjeev

  24. Ranjith Abeysinghe says:

    I presume that this site is viewed by so many people all over the world ( I am from Sri Lanka) who have no knowledge of the Hindi Language. For the benefit of Rafi Sahab’s fans (like me) I would like to respectfully request the writers to have English Translations wherever possible.

  25. Lt Col Javed Sayyed(Veteran) says:

    My gratitude & compliments for this xlnt compilation & enlightenment. Keep up the good work. I salute your devotion & single mindedness. As for post by Mr Vijay Bavdekar- It was Anil Biswas who got Rafi Sahab to sing for Ashok Kumar & thus started a trend. Ashok Kr used to sing his own songs which was a serious limitation for MDs in composing for him.

  26. Ahamed Kutty says:

    Dear Sanjeevji,
    Very happy to read such facts about our beloved Rafi Saab.

    Let me add some more comments:

    “Saral man ke insaan Rafi Saab bahuth sureele the.Yeh meri khush
    kismati he ke meine unke saath sab se zyadha gaane gayen.Woh
    har tare se gaane is khuvi se gaathe the ke gaana na samaj ne waale
    bhi wah wah kar udthe the.Aise gaayak baar baar janam nahee dethe.
    – Lata Mangeshkar

    “The moment which I had seen Rafi Saab at the first time is the
    happiest moment in my life.”

    “Bachpan se jin ko mei apna ustaad maantha tha oar jin se meine
    taleem dhi un ko tho mei bhool nahi sakta woh hei Rafi Saab.Unke
    tho kayee gaane bahut ache lagte dhe oar lagethe hai”.
    – Mahender Kapoor

    Rafi Saab is the best among the Indian Cine field Artist and I treat
    him as my “Maanasik Guru”. – Yesudas

    “I will be happy if I could achieve at least 50% what Rafi Saab
    achieved” – Manna da in an interview with FM Rainbow,Bangalore.

    “The range of Rafi Saab is directly from the God and it is
    astonishing.” Jayachandran,South Indian Singer.

    “Rafi Saab defeated even the Ancient Gandharvas of India.When
    he says “Bhagwaan” we feel God is very near to us and when he
    says “Bhaharo phool barsaao” we feel the good smell of flowers.
    That is the speciality of Rafi Saab.” – Sreekumaran Thampi (yester
    years Poet cum Film Director of Kerala.

  27. J.K. Bhagchandani says:

    Very nice article Sanjeev Dixit ji. It provided excellent reading. The collection of quotes only highlights further that Rafi saab was a divine sole in human form. We are lucky to have born in the same era.

    In film Industry it is quite normal to have fan following. But to earn that kind of respect from fellow artists and colleagues is indication of Rafi saab’s meant to film Industry. Apart from his unparalleled singing powers, he was a human par excellence, likes of which are not made nowadays.

    Thanks again to Sanjeev ji for the brilliant article.

    -J.K. Bhagchandani

  28. vijay bavdekar says:

    Nice Sanjay,but here i would like to mention the fact that Rafi sang 4500+songs in his career,and not 26000 as you said.Noted Lyricist Music Director Prem Dhawan said, “Rafi always acted through his versatile voice”.I quote two events of ” Rafi’s insaniyat.”About 50 years ago Rafi kept Rs.ten thousand under the pelow of hospitalised Music Director Sajjad Husein,who came to know about Rafis’s helping hand after Rafi went away.Senior music director Anil Vishwas never accepted Rafi’s singing talent,but his son Utpal Vishwas began his career as a music director by recording Rafi’s song.

  29. BALWANT SAQI says:

    DEAR SANJIV DIXIT . BAHUT BAHUT SHUKRIYA AAP KA JO RAFI SAHAB KE BARE ITNI SARI KHAAS BATEIN HUM SABHI RAFI FANS KE SAATH SHARE KI.AAP KA LEKH PAHLE BHI MAINE PADHA THA BAHUT ACHCHA LAGA. ASHA HAI AAGE BHI AEISI HI NAYAB BATEIN RAFI SAHAB KE BARE SHARE KARTE RAHEINGE DHANYAWAAD. BALWANT SAQI.

  30. Girish says:

    Thanks for posting this. Very informative about Rafi Saab. I wait for every Monday to learn about about this great human being “RAFI SAAB”.

    I have a show to compere on 31st for Rafi Saab – i am doing it free of charge being Rafi bhakt – so if there is anything to be told about this greatest human being – then please email me – any1 can email me as i want the world to know RAFI saab is the best – Girish : gtmluv@hotmail.com

  31. Onika Setia says:

    very good articl.

  32. khaja Aliuddin,MD says:

    Bahut khoob, Sanjeev,

    ” Zamee-n par rahke bhi tum ne farishton si sifath paai
    Diya rabb ne tumhe yeh martaba aala Rafi Sahab”

    This is the month of Ramadan and on the 5th day of this holy month our beloved Rafi Sahab “iss duniya faani se kooch kar gaye “.

    With regards to all Rafi lovers,
    Dr. Khaja Aliuddin

  33. SURESH RAFI says:

    Dear Sanjeev jee,
    Thanks for write this article for Rafian Bhagat. Such Rafi Sahib was a great Human Being. I feel very proud to sing almost the rafi sahib songs & i’m the luchy person, because people addressed me name of legendary Rafi Sahib.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Suresh Rafi
    09855805688
    Ludhiana (Punjab)

  34. ISLAM MIRZA BEG says:

    Is duniya mein ek sooraj hai, ek chand hai..aur ek RAFI SAHAB hain…Thanks Sanjeev Sir for this beautiful collection..

  35. mohamedparvez says:

    Namaste Sanjeev Bhai Sahab , Aap Ka Bohat Shukriya Rafi Sahab Ka Rare Facts Share Karneke Liye,Take Care

    http://www.rafifanblog.blogspot.in/

    http://www.youtube.com/user/mohamedparvez?feature=mhee

  36. Sarwat Baig says:

    A very heart touching article. I have heard Mahendar Kapoor Sahib speaking with gratitude on behalf of himself and his family while Abhijeet Sahib speaks with such reverence on T.V. on Mohd Rafi Sahib’s birthdays and death anniversaries. There must be hundreds of lucky people out there who must have something to share with about this wonder known as Mohd Rafi. Thank you, Sir, for taking the pains although I regret not being able to read the bits in Hindi. God bless you.

  37. ZTEK-7 says:

    It was an emtional pleasure to read these rare stated facts about our beloved Rafi sahab. Amazing its coming to 33yrs after his passing and we are still coming to know about new facts about Rafi sahab as well as discovering unheard songs from him. To this day I still ask why did God have to take this blessed singing angel from us. Rafi sahab will remain the number one singer forever as a blessed singer and a great humble human being like him will never pass our present or the future ever again. I only wished I could have met him and seen him sing live.

  38. Ashok Parekh says:

    Sanjeevji,

    Nice collection of facts and statements indeed.

Post your Comment on Facebook





Receive updates in your inbox. Enter your email address:





Other Writeups


Social Collaboration