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Rafi with Music Composers – Part 5

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Usha Khanna

Usha Khanna is the only lady composer who came to the film industry to originally become a singer. Started her career in 1959 with Rafi & Asha in the film ‘Dil Deke Dekho’. In all songs whether solos or duets were picturized on Shammi Kapoor and Asha. (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 4

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Laxmikant Pyarelal (LP)

Apart from SJ, LP are the second most successful music composers. Perhaps may be again both are from different cultures. Laxmikant Kudalkar is from Mumbai, Maharashtra and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma from Northern India. Both initially have worked as musicians and assistants to Naushad and Kalyanji-Anandji and many other music composers. (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 3

Friday, October 6th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with O P Nayyar

Another highly innovative music composer from Lahore, Punjab. It is none other then O P Nayyar. Specializing in Punjabi folk music, O P Nayyar made the most effective use of the Dholak / Mridang. O P Nayyar is known for promoting Asha Bhosale and made the best use of Geeta Dutt & Shamshad Begum. (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 2

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

This article is by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi with Ravi

Ravishankar Sharma known as Ravi originally hails from Mathura. Ravi is the son of a temple priest. Earlier an assistant to Hemant Kumar later became a full-fledged music composer. Ravi who has been instrumental in promoting Mahendra Kapoor (more…)

Rafi with Music Composers – Part 1

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

This article is written by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Rafi Saab has worked with the maximum number of music composers from different era. Most Music Composers came from diverse backgrounds and cultures, which were unique in their own respect. Every one brought a treasury of melody, which directly inherited the surroundings and environment (more…)

What passion music can raise and quell my musical journey

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Edited clip from Ashutosh Joglekar’s blog-mohanflora

I remember things vaguely; when I was maybe five or six, my mama from the US got a tiny toy keyboard for my elder sister and cousin. Being the irresponsible little kid in the house, naturally I was forbidden to touch it. However, my sister and cousin both did not show even the slightest interest in it, and finally, the ‘elders’ all acquiesced to let me play around with it. (more…)

Did Mohammad Rafi get his due?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This article is by Arthur J Pais for Rediff. Its available at

Last week, a Bangladeshi musician claimed that Mohammad Rafi was not given his rightful due in India. In a week-long series finds out if the great Rafisaab was indeed ignored by the Hindi film industry and the government. (more…)

A Vacuum Remains

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

No one has been able to take Mohammed Rafi’s place in film music. Read Sarwat Ali’s article from Daily Jung-mohanflora.

It has been twenty-six years since the death of Mohammed Rafi, in August of nineteen-eighty, but his songs are still listened to by a large section of music-loving people. He can be considered the most important male vocalist ever to have appeared on the film music horizon. He ruled film singing in the decades of the (more…)

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