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Likhe jo khat tujhe…

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

By Col Harish Puri (Retd). This article is originally published here.

Likhe Jo Khat Tujeh

Had the man lived, he would have turned 90 today. As it turned out, he died at the relatively young age of 56. Hell, today I myself am a full six years older than he was when he died.

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. (more…)

A special tribute from a fan of Mohammed Rafi

Monday, September 30th, 2013

By Sharad Desai

Dear Rafi sahab lovers,

I like songs of Mohammed Rafi almost for more than 50 years. As a common man I am lucky to have meeting with Rafi sahab in Mumbai.

Following is a small article I had sent to DNA Pune newspaper which got published. I hope you will like this and give your feedback, also share similar experience you had with Rafi sahab.

Mohd Rafi

Mohd Rafi

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mohammad Rafi, his fan Sharad Desai shares some memories of a rendezvous with the legendary singer. (more…)

Bahaaron Phool Barasavo wins as the Top song

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Source: Internet

Recently Indian cinema completed 100 years and on this occasion, the BBC Asian Network online listed about 100 songs and asked the readers to choose the favorite song from the list. The readers selected Baharon Phool Barasavo, the romantic song from 1966 film, Suraj, starring Rajendra Kumar and Vyajayntimala Bali. (more…)

Dev Anand: Bollywood’s very own Peter Pan says adieu (Obituary)

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


Dev Anand

Dev Anand

From “Baazi” in 1951 to “Chargesheet” in 2011, it was an untrammeled joyride through six decades of Bollywood. It’s curtains for the ageless Dev Anand, who oversaw the growth of the Hindi film industry from the black and white era to technicolour, and leaves behind a unique legacy of a star who had moved way beyond his cinematic works.

He acted, he directed and produced… almost till the end with his last film “Chargesheet” being released this year when he was all of 88 and still raring to go, as ebullient and ageless as ever. Reviewing “Chargesheet”, a well known critic put against the rating “irrelevant”. It truly didn’t matter by then whether the film was good or bad. The much loved legend had given so much through the years that he was forgiven almost everything. (more…)

Fans mourn Dev Anand’s demise

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


Rafi Sahab and Dev Anand

Rafi Sahab and Dev Anand

Fans of Dev Anand woke up to a rude Sunday morning shock as the news of the legendary actor’s passing away in London unfolded here. His long-time driver has been unable to stop his tears.

The legend died of heart attack Saturday in London. He was 88.

A close aide of the deceased actor, Chandra Shekhar, (himself 89), said he was ‘shaken’ when he heard the news from a friend, the first thing this morning. (more…)

Shammi Kapoor’s ashes immersed in Dal Lake

Sunday, September 4th, 2011


Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor, who romanced Bollywood beauties in the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir in films like “Kashmir Ki Kali” and “Junglee” and immortalised the shikara on the Dal Lake in the song “Tareef karun kya uski”, has finally become a part of that surrounding forever — his ashes were immersed in the lake.

The ashes of the actor, who died Aug 14, were immersed by his son Aditya Raj Kapoor Friday.

Aditya Raj was accompanied by his sister Kanchan and actors Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Asha Parekh, Sharmila Tagore, Poonam Dhillon, Amitabh Bachchan and Tina Ambani. (more…)

Mohammed Rafi Foundation Launched in Mangalore

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010


Mohammed Rafi Foundation Launched in Mangalore

Mohammed Rafi Foundation Launched in Mangalore

Padmashree Mohammed Rafi Foundation was inaugurated during a function held at Lions Seva Mandir here, recently. MLA U T Khader inaugurated the foundation. Managing trustee Pascal Baptist Pinto lauded the musical talent of Bollywood legendary singer the late Mohammed Rafi. Mumbai Rafi Foundation chairman Binu Nair, Dakshina Kannada District Congress Committee (DCC) vice-president Ivan D’Souza, Inland Infrastructure Developers Private Limited managing director Siraj Ahmed, MUDA former chairman Suresh Ballal and former deputy superintendent of police Sharief were present on the dais. Read More

Fans remember Rafi on his 28th death anniversary

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

This article is provided by IANS and published on Hamara Photos

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Nearly a thousand people from various parts of the country gathered here Thursday to observe the 28th death anniversary of one of the greatest Bollywood playback singers, Mohammed Rafi. People from Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Muzaffarpur and various other places assembled at the grave of the singer around Juhu Mosque here. (more…)

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