Mohammed Rafi imprinted his name on the musical firmament with his appealing voice. His songs do not fail to mesmerize us, he is still fondly remembered for his captivating songs in Hindi films. What is it about Rafi that pulls people 31 years after his death? Surely not just his singing – but also something deeper, sublime, spiritual to his melodious and mellifluous voice. That voice which strikes a chord with millions even today, young and old, and is claimed to be divine. Rafi was a life force, a joy that could not be contained in songs. Rafi’s voice is not a thing to be summed up in words. It comes from a place of deep joy and profound pathos. It is a voice you internalize before you can fully appreciate it. Mohammed Rafi was the true embodiment of the Golden Era of music and melodies of Hindi Cinema, at its very unique zenith and he epitomized its finest artistic grandeur, splendor and original creativity. Read More »
We were blessed that we had the good fortune to spend some memorable moments with the great Rafi Saab. We were blessed that, as Madanji’s children, we had this privilege during Madanji’s lifetime, including attending various memorable recordings. And then, later in 1979/80, when I produced various non-film albums with the legend. Read More »
Mohammed Rafi Saab IS NOT the BEST MALE singer. HE simply is THE BEST!
One has to attentively listen to his duets with the lady artists and also to the tandems. In all those not only he holds the sway but also comes out superior- ahesaan tera hoga muj par; teri aankhon ke siva duniya main rakkha kya hai; jab pyar kisise hota hai, and many more. Read More »
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. Read More »
I am a huge fan of Rafi Saahab. When i was around 10 in the year 1993, the first song that I heard of his voice was ‘Yahoo!! Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe. At that time I did not knew who was Rafi, then I heard another gem of his and that was ‘Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai Bada‘. Read More »
संगीतकी दुनियाके तानसेनो तथा कानसेनो…… सदाबहार रफीसहब के सम्मानमे मेरी भावनाओंका गुलदस्ता पेश करता हूँ …..ऐ मोहम्मद रफ़ी तेरी रुखसतपर आंसू निकल पड़े थे …तेरी खामोशी दिल चीर गयी थी ….लेकिन यह सोचकर ऊपरवालेसे न कोई गिला किया था न कोई शिकवा,.के.शायद उसे भी तेरी याद सताती होगी ….उसकी संगीत सभा तेरेबिन अधूरी होगी ..यही सोचकर हम आंसू पी गए थे……ऐ रफ़ी तेरे मुहब्बत भरे,प्यारभरे अनगिनत नगमोने वो सुकून दिया जो जन्नत में भी नसीब नहीं होगा Read More »
Allah e Allah kar pyaare bhai Allah e Allah sang the fakir who kept appearing in the movie Pavitra Paapi, a film marked by the appearance of the father-son duo of the great Balraj Sahni and the debutant Parikshit Sahni. Every time there was a crucial scene in the film it would end with the fakir walking by singing to himself, oblivious of the worldly happenings.
Was this by any chance, the portrayal of the fakir who used to walk the streets of Kotla Sultan Singh as the young Pheeko would follow him all over the village almost till the border, marveling the voice of the mendicant as he sang Khedande din char ek malk, khedande din char. It may have been, it may not have been. But whenever I think of the song from the film Pavitra Paapi , the image of this young boy running after the fakir comes to my mind. Read More »
Remembering Mohammad Rafi on his death anniversary and the challenge of continuing the Rafiana.
The entire world remembers great Mohammad Rafi on his death anniversary, on 31st July, 2012. It has been more than 30 years after his death that he still remains alive in the minds of numerous music lovers all across the world. Read More »
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