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Letters for Bharat Ratna Campaign 2014

June 8th, 2014

Mohammed Rafi ko  Bharat Ratna Award  Kyon Nahin?

I Sanjeev Kumar Dixit from Lucknow, prepared a letter in FOUR formats for PM, PRESIDENT, MEDIA AND FOR OTHERS. I has been posted the letter on 31/05/2014 to our respected PM MR. NARENDRA MODI JI. I am also sending the english version of main letter also. Read More »

Book Review: Mohammed Rafi – My Abba A Mémoire

June 1st, 2014

Mohammed Rafi - My Abba A Memoire

Having just finished reading “Mohammed Rafi – My Abba A Mémoire” I must admit I am some what disappointed. What I expected to be anecdotes and insight into the life of the greatest Hindi playback singer in Bollywood history turned out to be far from that. An analogy would be that you buy Chicken burgers from the super market only to find that it only contains 20% chicken. Read More »

The Concert of My Dreams – Part 1

May 25th, 2014

The Concert of My Dreams - Part-1

If God would say, ask for one boon. Some would ask for fame, some would like to be a billionaire, some would ask for power, but I will say give a few moments with Rafi Sahab. Perhaps a boon which even God cannot fulfill, “Kyon Ki Jaane Wale Kabhi Loat Kar Nahi Aate, Jaane Walon Kee Yaad Aati Hai“. This is what gives rise to fantasy or fiction and often makes us imagine something away from reality. I often dream of Rafi Sahab living beyond 1980. Based on my imagination I thought of writing a few words which has no reference to any incident in the past. Read More »

The World of Rafi / Rafi ka Sansar : A Voyage into the Melodious World of Mohammad Rafi

April 13th, 2014

Cover of the book - World of Rafi

Thousands of unforgettable songs of Mohammad Rafi, sung in an unmatched mellifluous voice, have created a unique world of Melody and Music, which has become a pious abode for millions of his fans and music lovers alike. This world has no geographical boundaries; music is its religion and credo: Rafi is its presiding deity and the vast number of his fans his ardent devotees. Read More »

Rafi harmonic for first Lover Boy of Indian Cinema:Joy Mukherjee

March 23rd, 2014

Banda Parwar Tham Lo Jigar

Mohammed Rafi was the magical voice of actor Joy Mukherjee from LOVE IN SHIMLA (1960) to LOVE IN BOMBAY (2013). In the 100 years of Indian Cinema, it was a very exceptional case that release of film almost after 40 years from its completion. Normally, there is delay in completion of a film, but in this case the delay was in release. In 1971, Joy Mukherjee produced and directed LOVE IN BOMBAY at the huge budget of Rs. 30 to 35 lacs which was completed in 1973-74, but due to some unavoidable reasons he was not able to release the film in two-three attempts. Read More »

A love ode to Mohammad Rafi

March 9th, 2014

Mohd Rafi

Mohammad Rafi songs are for all seasons. And to keep it alive, a few fans have formed the Rafi Foundation. Trust in IC Colony, Borivali. The pilot of the project is Binu Nair, an ex-NRI, who now devotes his time to run the trust. On December 7, a full house of music lovers were treated to some exquisite Rafi tracks at the Prabodhankar Thackeray Auditorium under the title Romantic Rafi. Read More »

Rafi harmonic for first ‘angry young man’ of Indian Cinema: Sunil Dutt

February 23rd, 2014

Na Main Bhagwan Hoon Na Main Shaitan Hoon
Are Duniya Jo Chahe Samjhe, Main Toh Insaan Hoon..
Mujhme Bhalayee Bhi , Mujhme Burayee Bhi
Lakhon Hai Maeel Dil Mein, Thodi Safaee Bhi …2
Toda Sa Main Neik Hoon, Toda Be-iman Hoon
Are Duniya Jo Sahe Shamje, Main Tu Insaan Hoon…. Read More »

Rafi and Madanmohan combination created artistic songs

February 9th, 2014

Mohd Rafi with Madan Mohan

There are two types of songs composed in Bollywood films. One form of the songs are those songs which are created for the sequences of the films and for public tastes. The other forms are those songs which are created to attain artistic excellence. 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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