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Music Concerts, Awards, Song Releases to Mark Legendary Singer Mohd Rafi’s 86th Birth Anniversary

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Contributed by Mr.Binu Nair, founder, The Rafi Foundation, mumbai.
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Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

Dec.24th will mark the 86th Birth Anniversary of legendary singer Mohd Rafi.

Dedicated music sessions in memory of Rafi Saaheb, Award to composers Ravindra Jain and  singer Suman Kalyanpur, naming of Bandra’s 16th as Mohd Rafi Road, beautification of Bandras Rafi chowk will be part of the celebrations of the day.

There were 9400 musical tribute shows last july31st, the 30th death anniversary of Mohd Rafi. The trend will continue this december says Narayan P Rafi lover from Bangalore who works for the Baar Baar Rafi forum. (more…)

Dil Pukare Aare Aare Aare…

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

This event information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair, Founder, Rafi Foundation, Mumbai. He can be reahed on his cell 9833 250 701


The Rafi Foundation

The Rafi Foundation

Goonjte hain tere naghmon se ameeron ke mahal
jhopdon mein bhi greebon ke teri awaaz hai
Apni mausikee pe sabko fakhr hota hai magar
Mere saathi, aaj mausikee ko tujh par naaz hai

Said Nausad Ali saaheb about the genial maestro Mohd Rafi who has carved his place in the hearts of millions of music lovers. Millions of reams of paper profiling the singer has appeared in newspapers and his music is as popular today as it was few decades ago. (more…)

Rafi Foundation, Pune Chapter Inaugurated by industry musicians

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

This information is shared by Mr. Binu Nair

Rafi Foundation, Pune Chapter Inaugurated by industry musiciansTwo 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. (more…)

Happy Birthday Rafi Sahab (Pheeku)

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

This report on the birthday celebrations of Rafi Sahab in Delhi was contributed by Mr. Zorawar Chhugani.

Members of Rafi Foundation Memorial Society in Delhi celebrating 84th birthday of the legend on 24th December 2008.jpg“Baar Baar Din Yeh Aaye, Baar Baar Dil Yeh Gaye,
Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal, Yeh Hamari Hai Aarzoo,
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to Rafi Sahab, Happy Birthday to you”

These words echoed in the atmosphere when the pineapple cake with “Happy Birthday Rafi Sahab (Pheeku)” written on it was cut by the members of Rafi Foundation Memorial Society, Delhi celebrating 84th birthday of the legend. (more…)


Sunday, January 11th, 2009

(traditional welcome address in Rajasthani)

Article by A S Murty, Rafi Foundation, Hyderabad Chapter



This title looks a bit strange on the columns where Rafi Sahab is the focal point of any discussion or debate. Normally we would discuss a singular style of Rafi Sahab’s unfathomable array of ‘adayigi’ or his association with certain music directors, etc etc to quench the thirst of innumerable fans of Rafi Sahab.  Sometimes we would write on the various bhajans, patriotic songs, romantic songs, quawwalis, duets or many other different topics that keep surfacing on the pages of this website at a very high frequency. Articles would also appear on the many other virtues of Rafi Sahab, as a person, as a family man, as a professional, etc. There would be reporting on the various musical shows in his memory arranged at various centres, only to emphasise the extent of his universal presence in the world of music. (more…)

Sahir Ludhianvi – A Tribute

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

This tribute is written by Mr. Binu Nair, Rafi Foundation, Mumbai. Cell: 9833 250 701

Ashkon mein jo paya hai, woh geeton mein deeya hai,
is par bhi suna hai ke zamane ko gila hai !

(the pain of my tears is what I have brought to my writing,
But perhaps the world doesn’t approve of even this )

Takht kya cheez hai aur laal-o-Jawaahar kya hai?
ishq waale to khudai bhi luta dete hai………(Love can be higher than kings and kingdoms – from Taj Mahal)

Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, Mardon ne use baazar diya(film Sadhana)

Jayen to jayen kahan, Samjhega kaun yahan, dard bhare dil ka zuban(Taxi Driver )

Jaane woh kaise log the jinko……(Pyaasa)

Anginat logon ne duniya mein muhabbat ki hai
Kaun kehta hai ke sadiq na the jazbe unke?
Lekin unke liye tasheer ka saamaan hi nahin
Kyonki who log bhi apni he tarah muflis the.

Countless people have been in love Who says their emotions were not sincere? They didn’t have the resources to make a proclamation Because like me, they too were poor…………………

Abdul Hayee,( Sahir Ludhianvi – born March 8, 1922 in Ludhiana ).

Sahir Ludhianvi

Sahir Ludhianvi

The eventual date was 25 october, 1980 and he was 58 years old.  Sahir Ludhianvi went to his best friend Dr.R.P.Kapoor in a taxi. He asked the driver to wait. He would come back fast. He never came back. Sahir Saaheb had a massive heart attack and died in Dr.Kapoor’s arms. Music lover Ali Peter John a famous writer from the film magazine Screen says, “They don’t make men like Sahir Ludhianvi anymore. Do I hear anyone asking Sahir who??. I will not be surprised if I do in these senseless, ruthless, heartless times.” (more…)

Yaad Na Jaye, The Rafi Magic

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

This information is shared by Mr. Zorawar Chhugani, General Secretary, Rafi Foundation Memorial Society (Regd.), Delhi. Here is a full report on the event, “Yaad Na Jaye, The Rafi Magic” held on 28th death anniversary of Mohd. Rafi Sahab in Delhi on 30-07-08 at Rajinder Bhawan organized by Rafi Foundation Memorial Society, Delhi.

“Sabhi Se Juda Jiska Andaz Hai,
Zameen Ta Falak Jiski Parwaz Hai,
Wahi Jispe Sangeet Ko Naaz Hai,
Mohd. Rafi Ki Woh Aawaz Hai”

Yaad Na Jaye, The Rafi Magic

Rafi Foundation Memorial Society (Delhi Chapter of Rafi Foundation) organized the programme YAAD NA JAYE, The Rafi Magic on 30th July’08 at Rajendra Bhawan, DDU Marg, New Delhi on the occasion of 28th death anniversary of Rafi Sahab. (more…)

YAAD NA JAYE, The Rafi Magic

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

This information is shared by Mr. Zorawar Chhugani of Rafi Foundation Memorial Society, New Delhi.

“Apne Naghmon Ke Sahare Zindagi Bichha Gaya,
Apni Taanon Se Jahan Walon Ke Dil Bharma Gaya,
Jab Tak Is Duniya Ki Mehfil Mein Tu Raha Ae Rafi,
Zindagi Ke Saaz Par Tu Kitne Geet Ga Gaya”

YAAD NA JAYE, The Rafi Magic Needless to say that Rafi Sahab has been one voice that has touched everybody with
a) Love (Janam Janam Ka Saath Hai Nibhane Ko)
b) Masti (O Dilber Janiye Tere Hain Hum Tere)
c) Nostalgia (Dil Ka Soona Saaz Tarana Dhoodenga)
d) Devotion (O Duniya Ke Rakhwale)
e) Appreciation (Yeh Reshmi Zulfen Yeh Sharbati Aankhen) (more…)

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