Remembering Death anniversary of Melody king
The following is by Mahesh Prasad Rijal, Nasreen Hafesjee and Jugdish Lollbeeharry
The Great Late Mohammad Rafi was a melody king. Whenever I hear his voice I always become fresh from any boredom situation. He had such power in his voice that it could expose out the inner core of hearty emotions of every person who tried to get lost in his peculiar melody. Even now it is as refreshing as it could get. He had voice as melodious as an incarnation of god. He cannot be compared to any singer of anytime, such melodious was his era. He was truly a blessing for his parents. He deserves everlasting dignity.
“..thak gaya huun mujhe sone dedo, roteh kyun ho…”
His voice is somewhere associated with nature. Such voice as glacier melting into pure water mixing into ever flowing river and eventually giving dashing sound to the countless pebbles, he had that heavenly sound that struck countless hearts. His world is full of flowers that blossoms in every corner with unique fragrance. His voice has indeed made this world a garden. Besides, he has great contribution in raising many Bollywood stars, and thus, he remains as an ever twinkling star in Indian Film Industry.
The following is by Nasreen Hafesjee
Today, on his 32nd death anniversary, I have listened to Rafi Sahab songs almost all day on various sites and in my car while driving. At the moment too I am listening. “Dard-e-dil” was playing and now it’s “Maine Poochha Chaand se“.
His voice is amazing, and the tones in it just….indescribable. I am so thankful to God Almighty for giving us this perfection for a time on this earth so that we always have something to stop us being very unhappy. And that is, all these songs. No matter how unhappy I feel, I just have to listen to any Rafi Sb song, and I feel totally uplifted. And I am sure it’s the same with all Rafi fans.
Today, on his 32nd death anniversary, I can only pray that when I die, among the crowd of my relatives that receives me on the other side, there will also be that special voice in the background singing a welcoming song. And that I feel just as uplifted as I feel now listening to Rafi Sahab.
God Bless his beautiful soul.
The following is by Jugdish Lollbeeharry
On this thirty second anniversary of the death of Mohd Rafi I would like to say that he is still revered as the greatest singer of all time of Indian cinema. The fact that so many singers have adopted his style proves that Indian cinema and music can hardly separate them from him. All generations to come will remember this man as the greatest singer of his time.