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My numerous daily cups of tea and Rafi Sahab

December 24th, 2015

Na Jaa Kahin Ab Na Jaa

Rafi Sahab lives on, fresh as ever, in our hearts and our lives.

The testimony to this fact is:

  1. Take the names of most Tv serials and you’ll find a large number of Rafi Sahab’s songs as the title.
  2. Look at TV commercials and listen to the jingle. Whether it’s for a car lubricant or for cosmetic product, Songs made famous by Rafi Sahab play along, reminding us of the beautiful moments in our lives.
  3. Listen to conversations between friends or colleagues and you’ll immediately spot a sprinkling of hit songs of Rafi Sahab.

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Remembering Rafi Sahab on his birth anniversary

December 24th, 2015

Mohd Rafi Sahab

Music lovers all across the world remember, the unforgettable musical maestro Mohd Rafi, on his birth anniversary on 24th December, 2015. He had died in 1980 and 35 years passed after his death. Yet he had created an everlasting appeal during his 35 years illustrious career which has not faded away at all. Read More »

Title Credits : Songs by Rafi Sahab

November 9th, 2015

Title Credits : Songs by Rafi Sahab

As a kid I used to be fascinated by the title credits in movies (still am, though a tad irritated that it comes in the end, when everyone is walking out, blocking the view). Well, many title credits had tunes of the songs of the film. And I guess in some cases, the producer and/or director were so enamored with the songs, that the whole song used to be played in the title credits. Read More »

Mohammed Rafi: Third generation voice of Rishi Kapoor

October 4th, 2015

Mohammed Rafi Third generation voice of Rishi Kapoor

Mohammed Rafi is the only singer peers of Hindi Cinema and Kapoor ancestors play a very significant role in Indian Cinema for last four generations starting from their commandant Prithviraj Kapoor to present heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor. Mohammed Rafi Sahab shaped intelligence of legitimate playback singing in Hindi Film Music with his widespread voice and great transforming quality in his voice. He is the first ever singer who eliminated the distance between acting and playback singing in Hindi Film. Read More »

Ravi sahab and Chitragupt ji gave brilliant tunes to Rafi Sahab

September 13th, 2015

Ravi sahab and Chitragupt ji gave brilliant tunes to Rafi Sahab

Chitragupt gave very melodious tunes in the 50s and 60s and as most of his songs were sung by legend of legends Rafisahab, the songs became immortal after creation. Just because the world of music in 1960s was dominated by giants like Naushad Ali, Shankar Jaikishan, Roshanlal Nagrath, Madanmohan Kohli, less known composers like Chitragupt did not receive the recognition he deserved. Read More »

Likhe jo khat tujhe…

August 30th, 2015

Likhe Jo Khat Tujeh

Had the man lived, he would have turned 90 today. As it turned out, he died at the relatively young age of 56. Hell, today I myself am a full six years older than he was when he died.

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Read More »

Rafi Sahab – the man I worship on Guru Purnima

July 31st, 2015


Today is Guru Purnima. The day we bow before our Gurus and offer our obeisance in total humility and gratitude.

Today is also the day we recall each and every lesson taught to us directly or indirectly by these Gurus. Read More »

Rafi Saab is remembered every moment …. Not just on 31st July…!

July 31st, 2015

Rafi Saab is remembered every moment
It is undeniably true, unanimously..!

In the words of music composer duo, Shankar Jaikishen, Rafi had “Aatma” in his voice. In the words of SP Balasubramanyam, the noted playback singer and living legend, “Rafi is the ultimate playback singer”. Read More »

I would also wish to make a request to all Rafians out there, If you find any news or articles on Rafi Saab, or want to publish your own, please email them to me. I would like to thank Mr. Ashish Bhushan, Ms. Nalini Ramji, Mr. Yoosuf, Mr. Aamir Raza, Ms. Nayak & Mr. Sajjad Qadir for all the help rendered.

We received an email from Mr. Raashid Rafi, Mohd Rafi's grandson.

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