Report of Rafi Foundation first event – Delhi Chapter
This news is shared by Mr. Binu Nair and Zorawar Chhugani, Member Rafi Foundation (Delhi Chapter).
A complete report of the first ever event of Rafi Foundation (Delhi Chapter) held on 30-07-07 in Punjabi Bhawan, New Delhi. We all know that the saddest day for any Rafi fan is 31st July of every year as that was the day in the year 1980 when the destiny took, Badshah E Mausiqui, Rafi Sahab away from us. But it is great to see Rafi fans in every part of the country joining and making Rafi Sahabâ€™s death anniversary a memorable day for every music lover.
Book Release function on Mohd Rafi
Likewise, Rafi Foundation (Delhi Chapter) also organized an evening dedicated to great maestro on 30-07-07 at Punjabi Bhawan, New Delhi. The evening saw people from various genres of music speaking very highly about our Rafi Sahab and sharing their memories. On the occasion, a biography on Rafi Sahab namely Meri Aawaz Suno (written by Shri Vinod Viplav) was also released.
It was the first ever event organized by Rafi Foundation (Delhi Chapter). Inspired by Shri Binu Nair who started this movement called Rafi Foundation in Mumbai and Shri Narayan of Bangalore, some fans of Rafi Sahab also came under one roof in Delhi to add another feather to this holy movement.
It would be my pleasure to mention the names of members of Rafi Foundation (Delhi Chapter) Dr. Vinay Kamal, Shri Naresh Sharma, Shri Ashish Kapoor, Shri Sunil Handa, Shri S.S.Makkad, Shri Vinod Viplav, Shri Pawan Asija and myself who contributed to the happening of this event. I take this opportunity to give special thanks to Shri Triloki Nath Ji without whose experienced guidance, management and valuable time, this event would not have been possible.
The theme of the event was â€œThe Relevance of Rafi Sahabâ€™s songs in Todayâ€™s Contextâ€. The guests of the evening were prominent classical singer Padmashree Shanno Khurana, renowned singer and acress Smt. Pushpa Hans, famout poet and former editor of Navbharat times Shri Vishnu Khare, Music lover and President of SAKHA Shri Amarjeet Singh Kohli, Film Critic Shri Jawri Mall Parekh and Music expert Shri Mukesh Garg.
The evening saw Smt. Pushpa Hans sharing her memories of her first meeting with Rafi Sahab in a recording studio and she also sang a few lines from the song â€œDin Dhal Jaye, Raat Na Jayeâ€ from the film Guide.
Some members of Rafi foundation paid their tributes by singing some of his songs.
The programme was compered by FM presenters, Ms. Medha Gandhi and Mr. Rashid Ali.