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There can never be a singer like Rafi: Lata Mangeshkar

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

By Indo Asian News Service

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar remembers late singer Mohammed Rafi on his 31st death anniversary and says there can never be a singer like him again. Both of them sang 414 duets together.

Today’s the 31st death anniversary of Rafi sahab. He was an honest and a lovely human being. My family and Rafi sahab shared a great relationship together. It’s my honour that I got an opportunity to sing maximum number of songs with him,” Lata posted on her Twitter page. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi was a musician with a soul: Son, biographer

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

By Madhusree Chatterjee – Indo Asian News Service

The badshah of Bollywood playback singing, Mohammed Rafi, who gave Indian cinema 40 golden years of haunting melodies, was one of the few survivors in the industry who lived through its hard glitter with his soul in place, says his son and biographer Shahid Rafi.

Shahid, who is penning a book about his father with writer Sujata Dev, says he wants to explore the human side of his father. (more…)

With Rafisaab it was like with every breath ‘sur’ was coming out

Friday, July 31st, 2009

By Mr. Ashok Parekh – I read a nice article on our Rafisaab in today’s Mumbai Gujarati Daily ‘Mumbai Samachar’ and have made an attempt to translate as my tribute to Rafisaab on his death anniversary.

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

31st July is amidst us. It was on this day, Rafisaab left all of us for heavenly abode. Media has started to pay tributes to him. Few days back a Gujarati daily in Mumbai, “Mumbai Samachar” had published an article in which musician Dilip Dholakia has narrated his association and experiences with Rafisaab. While Dilip Dholakia has independently given in few Hindi films in name of D. Dilip, he worked as assistant with Chitragupta and Lakshmikant Pyarelal. Following is my humble attempt for English translation which might not be error free but will definitely provide us all in general and Gujarati fans in particular a new angle of knowing our beloved Rafisaab: (more…)

Meri Awaaz Suno – Biography of Mohammad Rafi now on Internet

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

This information is shared by Mr. Vinod Viplav. He can be contacted on mobile – 09868793203 or Email – Following article was published in the prominent English Daily “The Hindu” on November 1, 2008.

Meri Awaaz Suno 2nd Edition

Meri Awaaz Suno 2nd Edition

The second edition of a biography of Mohammad Rafi “Meri Aawaz Suno” hits the stands. We know Mohammad Rafi as a singer par excellence and have grown up on his songs. But we have barely given a thought that he sung several songs for lesser known characters in films. We barely know the names of those who sang those songs in the film, but know the songs too well. (more…)

Musical Programme At Jaganmohan Palace

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

This information is shared by Jayaram. This news is published in one of the local evening newspaper in Mysore City. Two years back I attended similar program and happy to inform that it was a memorable evening. Hall was jam packed and people were standing outside the hall and enjoyed the beautiful songs of late Rafi.

Mohd RafiMysore, July 18 (VS&MTY)- A musical programme, ‘Pushpanjali’, ‘Geetanjali’ has been organised in memory of renowned singer late Mohammed Rafi at Jaganmohan Palace on July 20 at 6 pm. Renowned singer Raghavendra Ratnakar, son of cine artiste K.M. Ratnakar, who has been organising the musical programme since three years will present the songs sung by Mohammed Rafi. (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…)

Remembering Rafi

Friday, March 30th, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Binu Nair for newspaper, recalling the legendary singer on his 26th death anniversary. At his request, we are posting the article on

July 31 will never be the same again for Mohd Rafi’s innumerable fans the world over. For on this day in 1980, Rafi Saab as he was fondly called, left us for ever, succumbing to a massive heart attach at age 56. And Tu Kahin Aas Paas Hai Dost, from Aas Paas became the last recorded song of the legend. (more…)

Travels with Mohammad Rafi

Friday, December 8th, 2006

An article on Rafisaab by Syed Badrul Ahsan as it appeared in NEW AGE, Dhaka (Bangladesh) – mohanflora.

If you have heard Mohammad Rafi, if you recall his songs, you do not need much more to convince yourself that his was an age of glory. He was the glory and the age was his. Think of the duet he sings with Lata Mangeshkar, Kabhi Raat Din Hum Door They / Din Raat Ka Ab Saath Hai, and you will have all those feelings of pristine passion rise up in your soul. (more…)

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