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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 »

‘An Ode of Love’ to Mellifluous Mohd. Rafi

February 2nd, 2014

Mohammed Rafi

Mohd Rafi Songs are for all Seasons and Rafi lovers formed the Rafi Foundation Trust in I.C.Colony, Borivli.

The pilot of the project is Binu Nair Ex-NRI who now devotes his time for his passion – love of Rafi Saaheb and Golden Era Songs. On Dec.7th, a full house of music lovers were treated to some
exquisite romantic Rafi gems at the Probodhan Auditorium under the title : “Romantic Rafi” Read More »

Magic combination of Guru Dutt and Mohammad Rafi

January 19th, 2014

Mohd Rafi and Guru Dutt

Eminent director, actor and producer Guru Dutt had a great relationship with legendary singer great Mohammad Rafi Sahab. Just because the relationship lasted for 14 years till the sad death of Guru Dutt in 1964, Rafisahab did not get an opportunity to contribute in more than 100 songs for Guru Dutt. But majority of the songs were masterpieces which adorn the golden music of the 1950s and 1960s. Read More »

Profoundness of Rafi Sahab’s tonal pattern cannot be measured by human competences

January 12th, 2014

His voice is incomparable thus every song became significant having asked to select one favorite song by my friend; I thought to do so would be disgraceful to the noble soul.

Therefore, I walked a little farther for those who love him and for those who couldn’t take delight in the nectar of his voice. Read More »

Happy New Year 2014

December 31st, 2013

Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2014

Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2014.

Rafiji’s Voice Range

December 24th, 2013

Mohammad Rafi

Human voice has many qualities.  Of these some such as melodious, pleasing, and gaambhirya are unexplainable and not measurable but can only be experienced.  Some qualities such as range are measurable.  What is range of voice – It is basically the range of musical notes  – that is the difference between  lowest note and the highest note that can be sung by a human voice.  Typically a human voice that can reproduce musical notes would cover in the range of 2 octaves.  An octave has 12 notes,  Shadja, Komal Risabh, Shuddha Rishabh, Komal gandhar, shuddh gandhar, shuddha madhyam and teevra madhyam, Pancham, komal dhaivat, shuddha dhaivat, Komal nishad and shuddha nishad. The note above Shuddha nishad, will be the Shadja of higher octave.  Well trained singers can cover more than two octaves.  Read More »

Happy Birthday to Singer of Millennium: Mohammed Rafi

December 24th, 2013

Happy Birthday To You, Rafi Sahab

Today 24th December, 2013 is a very special day for Rafi Lovers as 89th birthday of voice of God: Mohammed Rafi. He was born on 24th December 1924 at Kotla Sultanpur, a town near Amritsar in undivided Punjab. In childhood, he started singing by imitating chants of a Fakir in his village. He started his career at the age of 20, as singer in a Punjabi film GUL BALOCH (1944) and then moved to Bombay. In Bombay he started his career as a chorus singer in PEHLE AAP (1944) and film BAIJU BAWRA (1952) established him as the number one playback singer of Hindi Cinema. Thus, he was the crown playback singer of Hindi Film Music from AAN (1952) se SHAAN (1980) tak. He is the only singer of generations as well as millennium. Read More »

Pyaar ka Saaz bhi hai. Dil ki Awaaz bhi hai

December 24th, 2013


These are the first two lines of one of my top favourite songs.

Do you know why?

Because Dev Saab sang these words. Yes, I actually thought that it was that tall, not so dark but very handsome and charming young man in a dark suit with a champagne glass in his hand, smiling and flirting away as he sang these lines to further say Chheda mere dil ne taraane tere pyaar ka in the film Asli Naqli. 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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