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Rafi Research

July 31st, 2014

Rafi Research

I am probably the only one who feels and experiences the legendary singer mohammed Rafi sahib, was and is actually a “singing avatar“. Three and half decades have elapsed since he gave up his mortal self, but, lives in every Rafi bhakt, Rafi fan, Rafi lover, musically. His songs live in our human system while at work and even while in sleep. A rafi follower’s personal anger is like a bubble. For the other it seems to exist but in reality it was a mirage. Read More »

Remembering Mohammad Rafi on his death anniversary

July 31st, 2014

Remembering Mohammed Rafi on his 34th Death Anniversary

The listeners of music all over the world remember the all-time great singer Mohammad Rafi on 31st July, 2014. The noble soul had left his admirers 34 years ago. Yet he is alive in numerous everlasting hit songs which are heard and cherished for generations. Read More »

Mohammed Rafi – Singer par Excellence

July 31st, 2014

Mohammed Rafi - Singer par Excellence

Mohd. Rafi was a versatile & talented singer of the world.He lent his voice to many popular heroes like Dilip kumar, Dev Anand, Guru Dutt, Rajendra kumar, Dharmendra. Shammi kapoor, Shashi kapoor, Johny walker, Mehmood, Rajesh khanna, Raj kapoor, Joy Mukerjee, Manoj Kumar, Raj kumar, Rishi kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Feroz khan, Sanjay, Sanjeev kumar, Balraj Sahni etc. Read More »

Awaz-e-Ishq – book on distinctive characteristic of Rafi Sahab’s singing modality and his extremely exquisites voice

July 31st, 2014

This book is not the biography of Mohammad Rafi Sahib, nor a collection of his songs with the sequence of time. As a student of music, I’ve made an effort to write something on distinctive characteristic of his singing modality and his extremely exquisites voice. The life journey; childhood; stay in Lahore and initial engagements; start of singing in Bombay; rise to excellence; then the happenings of 70s and death – on all these aspects written material is available but it’s superficial and provides only a limited information. Read More »

Mohd Rafi Lovers to Pay Tributes at his Juhu Graveyard

July 31st, 2014

Today July 31st, innumerable Mohd Rafi Lovers will assemble at Juhu Mosque Grave where he was laid to rest after the legendary singer suffered a massive heart attack in 1980.

Three days prior to July 31st Rafi had recorded few lines for Laxmikant Pyarelal for movie Aas Paas : “Tu kahin aas paas hai dost” which became his last song. “Acha main chalu“? was the parting words of the legendary singer to Laxmikant Pyarelal – while having his last walk from Mehboob studios to his Bandra home. Read More »

Playback from the Past

July 31st, 2014

Playback from the past

In the present times we see a lot of biopic films being produced, where the era of 1950s to 1970s is portrayed on screen. Going back in time means highlighting the fashion of that era. We see characters wearing bell bottom trousers with high heel shoes; printed shirts with large round collars along with specific 70s era hair style with covered ears. To an extend the popular cars and trucks of that era along with steam locomotives become part of the biopic. Majority steam locomotives have been phased out by the Indian Railways, only a few are currently maintained at the Rewari rail workshop near Delhi. Most of these incredible machines see their role in the current biopics and earn good revenue for the Indian Railways. Read More »

The Concert of My Dreams – Part 2

June 22nd, 2014

The Concert of My Dreams - Part 2

After the break Shashi Kapoor walks on stage wearing a white suit. Owing his success to Rafi, he states that his career took off through films like “Kanyadan“, “Pyar Ka Mausam” & “Jab Jab Phool Khile“. But the song which he would request Rafi Sahab to sing is from “Naina“, “Hum Ko To Jaan Se Pyari Hai Yeh Tumhari Aanken“. He talks about his co-star in this song, Rajshree, who had one of the most fabulous eyes (“Kasam Se Aaj Bhi Un Aakhon Mein Doob Jaane to Jee Chahtaa Hai “) dedicating the song to her eyes. Rafi Sahab sings the song bringing back the old memories on early 70s. Read More »

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 »

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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