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Rafi sahab’s heart rending song in my voice

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

By Hemant Sampagaonkar

Hai Tere Nagamon Mein Woh Nasha Rafi Sahab, Ke Duniya Bhar Ke Maykhane Veeran Ho Jaaye

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

By an intoxicated fan – A S MURTY – rafimurty {a.t}

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Rafi Sahab never touched alcohol? Did he not ever take any drinks ? Unbelievable, many would say. But most know that Rafi Sahab stayed clear of any kind of alcohol.  A god-fearing person that he was, Rafi Sahab was content with his singing and loved to be back with his family after his recordings and did not give any time to partying.  His only other outings would be for live programmes around the globe and at the altar of the borders of India, giving succor the embattled and fatigued Indian soldiers who gave their all for the country’s safety.

In Hindi films, we have seen scores of heroes, character artistes, comedians, even villains getting drunk to the brim and there are hundreds of very lovely songs picturized in such an event.  Many singers have had the opportunity to playback for such songs – Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Kishore Kumar and Rafi Sahab, to speak of the only prominent ones.  But it is to the credit of Rafi Sahab perhaps that he took the bulk of such songs for various reasons.  (more…)

Chahoonga Main Tujhe Sanjh Savere…

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

By: H.A.K. Walijah

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Many songs of Rafi Saab are ceaseless but some have achieved the status of immortality, means it can be heard million of times even though it does sound fresh and vibrant.  You may call it the miracle of the singer’s voice or the marvelous composition or the magical words embedded in the lyrics that suited the mood of the song.  Rafi saab had sung thousands of songs which are considered now as milestones in film singing profession.  Some have   achieved the status of evergreen and all time greats, in which some are solos and some are duets (sang with both male and female singers).  During the 50’s and 60’s Rafi saab ruled the Hindi film industry as the most sought-after playback singer, 70-80 percent of songs composed by the music directors during those years were sung by Rafi saab along with two major female singers  – Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.  The songs had sung in maximum genres with colorful versatility which was the lion’s share of Rafi saab, no other singer even comes closer in that range. Mohammed Rafi’s songs ranged from traditional classical melodies to patriotic songs, artistic Ghazals, sad and romantic melodies, traditional qawwalis, ghazals and bhajans… like that you may go on counting various genres and what not? Rafi saab bagged 6 Filmfare Awards in his lifetime for his excellent and magnificent singing and had 22 nominations between 1960 -1980. (more…)

Rafi Sahab Simplicity Elusive Award

Friday, December 24th, 2010

By Ramesh Narain Kurpad

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Sanjeevbhai’s visit to Rafi Sahab’s hometown and his childhood environs, has once again triggered my pent up feelings with regard to our avataar not getting his due even after so many years.

After seeing the photographs of his home, school and the living areas of Rafi Sahab – I felt probably – his past – his childhood – his poor ( humble ) beginning’s – could have been his main un-doings.

The simplicity of Rafi sahab always made every one feel nice – every one feel warm – every one to love him – every one to adore him – but none to HONOUR him. (more…)

Mitter Pyare Nu…

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

By Mahender Singh

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

I have been associated this divine voice of our beloved Mohammad Rafi Sahab since my childhood. My father was an ardent fan of the legend. The day Rafi sahib bid adieu to this world, I was an 8 years old child, and saw my father crying first time in my life. I grew up listening to Rafi sahab’s voice every now and then. I remember after my father passed away, my grand father used to stay with us. (more…)

Some Rare Diamonds Of Rafi Saab–9

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

(Mohammed Rafi with Khayyam)

Written by Venkatadri Brahmandam (venkat from HF)

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Khayyam is a fine music director who created his own niche in HFM. But, he had to be among those highly talented, but not-so-fortunate, music directors. The main reason is, of course, lack of big banner films in his fold!

Khayyam actually started music direction in late forties under the name of “Sharma Ji”. Probably, only after mid-fifties did he revert back to his own original name.

Once in 1961, after Shola Aur Shabnam, Khayyam was seriously contemplating a total change in his style of music hoping that it would lead to greater success. But, in Khayyam’s own words on Vividhbharati, he was once passing by S.D.Burman who then advised him not to change his own natural style at any cost! (more…)

Some Rare Diamonds Of Rafi Saab-8

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Written By Venkatadri Brahmandam (Venkat from HF)

(Mohammed Rafi With Mubarak Begum)

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Mubarak Begum was a singer known only for her peculiar, nasal voice. Her vocal range and singing prowess had many limitations, of course. In my humble view, as a singer, she could attain only limited success that was just proportionate to her abilities!! However, in one interview of hers, she seemed to blame Suraiya for blocking her progress! Well, that is a different story for a different time!!

With Rafi Saab, she had the opportunity of singing about 10 duets, of which the only one that became very popular is from Film: Hamraahi (1963), composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The song is: “Mujhko Apne Gale Lagaa Lo, Ae Mere Hamraahi”. (more…)

Aaj Kal Main Dhal Gaya-a Lullaby (Lori) from Rafi Sahab

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Written by Sivanandam Palamadai

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

A lullaby (Lori in Hindi) is a soothing song sung to put a child to sleep. Each country in the world has its own rich tradition of lullabies. Our own country, with its great civilization and culture  has a very rich collection of such songs from each region.

It is a universally known fact that lullabies are generally sung by a mother to make her child sleep. Lucky indeed is that child that has a father who can sing a Lori. And if that father has a voice like Rafi? Eternal bliss!!!

There are many Lori songs in Hindi film music (HFM) which are evergreen, generally sung by female singers. Lata’s  ‘Dheere se aajari ankhiyan mein ’ is considered one of the best Lori ever composed and sung in HFM. There are of course many more from Lata whose sweet, soothing Loris can put even an insomniac to sleep!! (more…)

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