Rafi Foundation, Pune Chapter Inaugurated by industry musicians
This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair
Two music stalwarts from the hindi music industry inaugurated the Rafi Foundation, Pune chapter on Feb 14, Valentine day at the S.M.JOSHI auditorium. The musical programme dedicated to singing legend Mohd Rafi was inaugurated by Mr.Enoch Daniels, renowned accordian, piano player and music arranger alongwith ace violinist Mr.Prabhakar Jog.
MrEnoch Daniels who accompanied Mohd Rafi in various music shows in India and also abroad paid glowing tributes to Mohd Rafi and said ” Rafi was the simplest person in real life and his contribution in music will be loved by generations of music lovers”. Mr.Prabhakar Jog recollected how Mohd Rafi would help musicians and colleagues in distress and respect the works of contemporaries during the golden era of hindi film music.
Rafi Foundation is an umbrella organisation for music lovers to come to-gether on a common platform and remember our music legends . It has several chapters/units in all metropolitan cities said Mr.Binu Nair, ardent Mohd Rafi fan from Mumbai and founder of the Rafi Foundation.
There will be three dedicated programmes to remember music legends in Pune said foundation activist Mr.Sanjay Kulkarni. Besides, budding singers will also get to showcase their talents and listening and singing sessions will also be held, he said.
Rich tributes were paid to Pune music legend Mr C.Ramchandra and Mr.Mahendra Kapoor and their songs were played live by a team of singers led by Mr.Amey Jog. The music loving Pune audience lapped up songs such as : Tum jo mil gaye ho, Khuda bhi aasman se, Dil pukaare aa re aa re, Neel gagan ke tale, Taron ki zuban par hai mohabbat ke nishani, Jaane kya dhundti rehti hai, Suhani raat dhal chuki, Naache man mora magan diki da and many others.