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Mohammad Rafi – One of the most versatile voices in our last century

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Souvik Chatterji, Master of Law, Warwick University, UK, Master of Law Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Music had played a very significant role in translating Indian thoughts throughout thousands of years. Right from the time of maharajas and nawabs it used to be presented in their courtrooms either by ustads or by the ruler himself. There was music inherently existing at every place, every part of society, every geographical location irrespective of being sung by sants or bairagis or fakirs or majhimollas. Indian cinema in the last century had based its feet on the strong story base of such characters. Now one of the main reason of reaching (more…)

Peerless Rafi

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Vinay Kumar and appeared in The Hindu newspaper on 20th July 2007. Source: Mr. Nazir Ahmed.

In the age of nasal singers, the heart longs to listen to Mohammad Rafi once again. Remembering the superstar singer in the run-up to his anniversary. More than a quarter century ago, the golden voice of Mohammad Rafi fell silent. The gentleman-singer of Hindi filmdom that had ruled the ’50s and ’60s of Hindi movies like an emperor suddenly called it quits, departing for his heavenly ab ode, leaving millions of his fans dejected. His recordings now remain the only source of solace. Rafi Saab, as he was fondly called by one and all, will never be there to give a live performance. (more…)

Did R.D.Burman really preferred KK over Rafi?

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

This article is written by Mr.H.V.Guru Murthy.

A regular browser to web site, having gone through the letters of Rafi lovers would assume that R D Burman did not utilize Rafi properly, instead he preferred Kishore Kumar. Because of this reason, Rafi Fans are still upset with RDB even though he passed away a decade back. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi and Bharat Bhushan

Monday, July 9th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. H.V.Guru Murthy.

Apart from regular Rafi heroes like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Rajendra Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Shammi Kapoor, Pradeep Kumar, etc. Bharat Bhushan was one actor who was fortunate to have Rafi as his main playback singer in most of the hit movies of fifties and early sixties. (more…)

Allah Mere Allah – The Divine Power

Thursday, July 5th, 2007


Mohammed Rafi is known as the legendary singer of the Indian movies. The simplicity of his song, as well as his personality, attracted scores of music directors towards him. They soon became bound by the divine voice of the great singer, Rafi, who later became known as Rafi Saab. Yes, the respect he received from the people not only from India but also from other parts of the world is evident from the growing number of Rafi fans even in this century, after 26 years of his death. (more…)

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