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Mohammed Rafi Award

March 15th, 2015

Mohammed Rafi Award

The Filmfare award for best male singer should be renamed as Mohammad Rafi award.

Mohammad Rafi is beyond doubt the greatest singer India had ever produced. On his birth anniversary on 24th December, 2014, everyone remembered him and showed their respect and regard for the great soul. The nation remembers Mohammad Rafi on his death anniversary on 31st july every year. It was a very painful experience for most of the music lovers of India and abroad to recollect the experience of 31st July, 1980. 30 years had passed since his death and yet time could not heal the wound inflicted in the hearts of numerous music lovers of the country. Read More »


Mohammed Rafi’s association with most cultured comedian: Deven Varma

March 1st, 2015

Mohammed Rafi’s association with most cultured comedian: Deven Varma

Mohammed Rafi was associated with Deven Varma as a singer, co-singer and filmmaker. Veteran actor Deven Verma passed away on 2nd December, 2014 at the aged of 77 in Kalyani Nagar, Pune due to heart attack and kidney failure. He was survived by his wife Rupa Ganguly, younger daughter of Ashok Kumar (Dadamoni). Though most people know him as a famous and refined comedian, but comedy was late entry to his film career. Initially, he was seen playing supporting roles as like friend and brother of lead actor or actress. Read More »


Mohammed Rafi : The amusing voice of Randhir Kapoor

February 15th, 2015

Mohammed Rafi : The amusing voice of Randhir Kapoor

Mohammed Rafi is the only singer of generations of Hindi Cinema. 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. Read More »


Mohammed Rafi: An Antique voice of showman Raj Kapoor

February 1st, 2015

Mohammed Rafi: An Antique voice of showman Raj Kapoor

Though Mohammed Rafi and Raj Kapoor was not must familiar as a singer and actor, one entity is very common to both of them as they born in the month of December, 1924 in Pakistan of Undivided India. Raj Kapoor was born as Ranbir Raj Kapoor on 14th December, 1924 in Dhakki Munawwar Shah near Qissa Khwani in Peshawar into a Pathan Hindu family to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi. Raj Kapoor was eldest of six children in the family, out of which two died in infancy and had a sister named Urmila Sial. Mohammed Rafi was born on 24th December, 1924 in Kota Sultan Singh village near Amritsar in Punjab to Hajji Ali Mohammed who further moved to Lahore where he ran a salon in Noor Mohalla in Bhatti Gate. Read More »


Ravi Shankar Sharma and Mohammad Rafi’s combination is remembered for generations

January 18th, 2015

Rafi-and-Ravi

Renowned music director Ravi Shankar Sharma died on 7th March, 2012, at the age of 86 years. His music had remained immortal over the years.

From the film Vachan and Albeli in 1955 he started his musical journey. In 1960, Mohammad Rafi’s soft ghazal “chaudhvin ka chand” in the film Chaudhvin Ka Chand made him a musical star. Guru Dutt’s picturization was as outstanding as the lyrics and the brilliant performance of Rafi Sahab in both the songs “chaudhvin ka chand ho” and “mili khaak me mohabbat”. Even Rafi Sahab’s songs for Johnny Walker in the film namely “mera yaar bana hai dulha” and “yeh duniya gol hai” caught the attention of the music lovers. From that time it was magic been created whenever Rafi Sahab and Ravi Sahab combined together. In Rajendra Kumar’s film Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan in 1959, Rafi Sahab’s song “ajab hai maalik tera jahaan” was very impressive. Read More »


Tansen of our times – Mohammed Rafi

January 4th, 2015

Tansen of our Times Read More »


Why I see Rafi Sahab as a role model?

December 24th, 2014

Why I see Rafi Sahab as a role model?

This time I am not going to fantasise. No stories about concerts in heaven, no tales of dreams that I saw. No narration of a motorcycle journey reminiscing a hundred songs.

I just want to share with you all why I consider Rafi Sahab to be the ultimate role model, for anybody. Read More »


What makes Rafi Sahab the ONE and ONLY

December 24th, 2014

What makes Rafi Sahab the ONE and ONLY

What makes Rafi Saheb the ONE and ONLY is a question I have been asking myself all these years.

Probing and guessing galore ! Is it his inimitable voice ? His range – from the deepest bass to the highest octave defying pitch ? His ability to harness the right feelings for the right score ? His effortless ability to emote his voice to suit the personality of on-screen characters? 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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