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The wonder and magic of Rafi Saab!

By Chandan (KS Ramachandran)

Floral Tributes to Mohd Rafi

36 years after his demise, we are still wondering as to how Mohammed Rafi Saab could so naturally sing maintaining all the parameters of playback singing at its optimum level. He could more than meet the expectations of some 18 front level music composers, while being so caring and considerate in obliging to the graduating second line music composers.

He was a pious man with simple healthy habits, lifestyle and ever smiling! Much has been explored and explained about his sterling qualities, both as a human being and as a singer.

Rafi Saab’s renditions cannot be explained in words, but only be experienced! Long live the legend and his music.

I sincerely wonder as to why our country has not yet considered bestowing the ‘Bharat Ratna‘ award to him, when we all collectively realise that there can be no one to come anywhere near his singing prowess, past, present or even future!

Chandan - KS Ramachandran

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14 Blog Comments to “The wonder and magic of Rafi Saab!”

  1. Abdul Sattar says:

    parende Chehchahana bhul jate hain
    jab Rafi Sb Sur lagate hain

    chand tare Seher meib doob jate hain
    jab Rafi Sb gate hain

    Wo Badshah Mithy Suron ka
    Marham Zakhmi / Dukhi dilon ka

    DUKH apni Mout aap Mr jate hain
    Jis Dm Rafi Sb Gungunate hain !!!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Be-Sahare ko kisi ne Sambala
    na Gm Zada ko gale hi lagaya

    Rota raha gali gali
    bn ky Dewana Mera Sayea

    Aese mein Jo bne
    Bujhe Dl ky
    Ham-Raz
    Ham-Safar

    Wo thy Rafi Sb ky Rangeen Sur
    Jin ho ne
    Hamhy Arsh pe Bethaya
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ik Aasman
    Ik Chand
    Ik Suraj
    aur IK hi
    Ham Sab ky Janab-e-Rafi !!!

    yours well wisher

    Abdul Sattar
    Faisalabad – Pakistan

  2. Abdul Sattar says:

    Rafi Sb thy Bare PYARE insan
    Unse Ache hain Sirf Bagwan
    Wo Legend Singer k aalawa khuch aur b thy
    Wo thy Mahan, Mahan, Mahan Bus MAHAN !!!
    —————————————————

    Muhabat, Chahat, MUSKURAHAT Rafi Sb ki thi Pehechan
    Jo b Jahel ab tk raha ho Andere meIn, Ab le Wo Jaan
    Wo Badshah Suron ka, MARHAM Dukhi Dilon ka
    Mithi aur Bagh-o-Bahar Shaksiat ka Malik tha Charon trf se MAHAN !!!
    ============================================

    Aajzi, Innaksari Rafi Sb ki thi Mashhoor
    jo Jahel Khator nahi JAANT Wo in Baaton ko Sune Zaroor
    Ahe ly Nazar, Ahe ly Qdr Khoob Jante hain k Wo kon tha
    Tn Ujla, Mn kora Kaghaz, Sarapa Uska tha Nafraton se DOOR !!!
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    Rafi Sb jesa koi hai to Samne to lao yaaro
    Hamhy b to easi hasti se milao yaaro
    Sachi baat to ye hai Na Us jesa tha, Na hai aur Na ho ga
    Ahe ly Nazar, Ahe ly Dil thek hi kete hain
    Ik Aasman, Ik Chand Ik Suraj Aur EK hi RAFI pyaro
    ————————————————————

    kisi jahel Khator ko Rafi Sb pasand aien kaise
    jo Un jesa bl kul b nahi, to Unpe Sadky Wari jae kaise
    jo Muhabat, Chahat, Ahesas aur Apnaeyat ki Qdr janta hi nahi
    usko Rafi Sb ki Bagh-O-Bahar aur Sharrate Dar Shaksiat RAAS aye kaise !!!
    –__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__–__

    Mere Rafi jesa Maskeen nahi hai is jahaa mein
    Us jesa Khuda Tars nahi hai is Be Dard duniya mein
    dastor-e-duniya hai, Qdr krti hai insan ki, usky mre k baad
    apne to phir Apne thy, Gairon ne b Usky Haat Chome Uski zingdi hi mein !!!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  3. Abdul Sattar says:

    Mere dost chand sitare

    ik do nahi Sare k sare

    in sab ka Badshah Suraj hai

    Wo hain Rafi Sb Hamare

    ———————————————–

    chand tare uther aae zameen pr

    suna jo Rafi Sb ko kareb ho kr

    kho gae jado bhari aawaz mein wo b

    nahi tha aesa Dil Nasheen Ngma Arsh-e-Baren pr

    =====================================

    Janab e Rafi nafraton ki Dewaree Girate, Ulfat ky Phool Mehekate chale gaye

    Suron ky Badshah Hr Dm Muskurate, Wafa’on ky Geet Gate chale gaye

    SADION tk TARSE ga Aasman aesi Bagh-o-Bahar Hasti ko

    Arsh ky Taron ky SHAHZADY Rafi char so Jagmagate hi chale gaye

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mere dost chand sitare

    ik do nahi Sare k sare

    in sab ka Badshah Suraj hai

    Wo hain Rafi Sb Hamare

    ———————————————–

    chand tare uther aae zameen pr

    suna jo Rafi Sb ko kareb ho kr

    kho gae jado bhari aawaz mein wo b

    nahi tha aesa Dil Nasheen Ngma Arsh e Baren pr

    =====================================

    Janab e Rafi nafraton ki Dewaree Girate, Ulfat ky Phool mehekate chale gaye

    Suron ky Badshah Hr Dm Muskurate, Wafa’on ky Geet Gate chale gaye

    SADION tk TARSE ga Aasman aesi Bagh-o-Bahar Hasti ko

    Arsh ky Taron ky SHAHZADY Rafi char so Jagmagate hi chale gaye

  5. Abdul Sattar says:

    Ik Aasman
    Ik Chand
    Ik Suraj
    aur
    Ek hi
    Hamsab ky Rafi Sab
    —————————

    Wo “khuda” Muhabbat ka
    bhulaya na jae ga

    Dil se Rafi ki Yad ka
    Sayea na jae ga !!!

  6. huzaifa modi says:

    Rafi saahb mahaan singer the he aur rahege aur allah ne unhe jo aakhri din diya tha wo ramzan ka aakhri juma tha ise pata chalta he k rafi sir kitne mahan insan the

  7. shammi says:

    Chandanji, I am also appalled like millions of Mohd Rafi fans that the legend of all legends has not received the Bharat Ratna award, he was not only the best singer of all times but what a great role model for any generation. However, what can one say when stars that run people over, kill endangered animals and physically abuse and threaten others are looked upon as Heros nowerdays.

    I really hope that common sense and fairness will prevail, because justice needs to take place otherwise with less deserving people receiving these awards becoming the norm I think its making a mockery of these awards and some will soon deem them worthless!

  8. M.Meenakshi says:

    Reams by the hundreds have been written, read and re-read by
    millions of music aficionados about the merits, calibre and the sterling qualities
    of the great man’s head and heart. Still, what prevents the Indian Government
    [the supposed to be guardians of fine arts] from conferring the nation’s
    highest civilian award to our resplendent singing Gandharva. No one wants any
    monetary gifts, but at least a scroll, citation and a written document posthumously
    given to a member/members of his family will go a long way in warming the
    cockles of every member’s heart of his innumerable fans. This is the least that can be done by the GUARDIANS OF FINE ARTS.

  9. RAGHUNATH says:

    There cannot be another Rafi anytime, anywhere. He was a genius and no one comes near him as for as his singing, personal discipline in life are concerned.

  10. Javed Sayyed says:

    Rafi Sahab is the KING of Playback singing. His Versatility, his true feelings in all types of songs, Playback matching with the concern Hero…& apart from all these…his VOICE..It was just God gifted. In personal life he was so well behaved, always loved their Junior singing star & Music Directors. As said by Ramachandran Sir..he would have considered for Bharat Ratna. There is non other closer to him in singing. When Lata ji, Mannadey ji has been considered for this award …then why not Rafi Sahab.If he gets this award..we will feel it was true Justice with him & if not, still we are Happy looking at his Indefinite followers & the new Generation, who still love him so much ever after 36 yes…I think THIS IS THE BIGGEST AWARD.

  11. khalid javed says:

    cant come canot born such persanlaty

  12. SalRafi says:

    Good article. Though Rafi Saab lives forever in our hearts and there are thousands of shows commemorating his anniversaries, I was appalled to realize that no main stream media in English or any other languages did anything for his anniversary yesterday. Even music channels like Masti had nothing to see and so called “Golden Era with Annu Kapoor” had a show related to someone else but Rafi. Sorry state of Indians.

  13. Raghavan Vasudevan says:

    The more one read about Rafi, his songs and his sterling qualities the more we
    love him. Reading about him more and more does not bore or make us tired
    of reading as also hearing his songs. A singer like Rafi is born once in a century
    but man like Rafi the singer and a fine human being – the combination -is born
    very rarely.

  14. Pallavi pradhan says:

    Mohammad Rafisahab is the all time great singer India has ever produced.His divine mesmerizing voice makes every listener spellbound.He is one man university of playback singing which can enrich amature singer with precious knowledge regarding nuance of playback singing.My heartfelt tribute to this class apart singer and great human being on his 36th death anniversary.Rafisahab you are our DIL RATNA.

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