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Yaad Na Jaye, The Rafi Magic

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.

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Dr. K.K.Aggarwal lightening the lamp alongwith Shri Anil Chaudhary
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Dr. K.K.Aggrawal being greeted by Shri Zorawar Chhugani, Gen. Secy., RFMS Dr. Mukesh Garg being greeted by Shri Ashish Kapoor, Vice President, RFMS.

This year Mohd. Rafi Award for Excellence was initiated by the society which will be awarded each year to a person who has been doing excellent work in spreading social awareness in any field like environment, health, music, art, etc.

Shri Anil Kumar Chaudhary, President, Delhi Pradesh Yuva Congress was the Chief Guest of the evening.

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Shri Anil Chaudhary being greeted by Shri Triloki Nath, President, RFMS Dr. Ravi Sharma being greeted by Shri S.P.Dwivedi, Executive Member, RFMS.
Dr. K.K.Agarwal of Heart Care Foundation of India was given the award for the year 2008.
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Dr. K.K.Aggarwal being given the Mohd. Rafi Award For Excellence for the year 2008 Ms. Maneesha Dubey, being greeted by Shri Ranjan Sharma, Executive Member, RFMS.
9(300708)-Ms.Maneesh Dubey, RJ and FM Rainbow Announcer was the Anchor of the show.jpg She brought glamour to the programme and made people sit through the breaks by providing anecdotes about Rafi Sahab and fantastic Sher-O-Shayari on our own Rafi Sahab.
Ms.Maneesh Dubey, RJ and FM Rainbow Announcer was the Anchor of the show.
Above all, she even paid homage to the legend in her own programme “Geet Aapke Naam Se” aired on 102.6 FM between 10 AM to 11 AM on 31-07-08 and played the song “Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hain” from the film Guide.

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Dr. K.K.Agarwal speaking on the occasion Shri Anil Chaudhary speaking on the occasion
Also, each year our programme will carry a social message on all its invitation cards, banners, backdrop, etc. The message for the year 2008 was “Agar Bachani Hai Yuva Pidi, Toh Bandh Karo Yeh Cigarette Bidi”.
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  Dr. Mukesh Garg speaking on the occasion.
During the symposium, Dr. Mukesh Garg went on speaking about Rafi Sahab so connectively out of his love for the legend so much so that even after he finished his speech, he was asked number of questions about the singing of Rafi Sahab to which he responded very technically to be applauded loudly by the full house.
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Popli Brothers of DO-RE-MI being greeted by Shri Triloki Nath, President, RFMS

Shri Zorawar Chhugani, Gen. Secy, performing during the show
DO-RE-MI orchestra was the soul of the evening. The music was composed at par with the original.
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Shri Naresh Sharma,Treasurer, RFMS performing during the show

The musical programme started with a beautiful instrumental of Dil Tera Diwana Hai Sanam and then there was like a rain of Mohd. Rafi songs performed by the members of the society and 80% of the artists were first timers on the stage but all of them sung near to perfection.
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Shri Pawan Asija, Secretary, RFMSperforming during the show. A young artist performing Rafi Sahab’s song.

Rafi Fans enjoyed the first ever full fledged musical programme organized by the recently registered Rafi Foundation Memorial Society.

All the participants were given the certificate of participation and also the winners for the Mohd.. Rafi Painting Competition were also announced which was organized on the birth anniversary of Rafi Sahab on 22-12-07 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi.
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It’s a Dream Come True for all the members of the society.


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27 Blog Comments to “Yaad Na Jaye, The Rafi Magic”

  1. Unique Satija says:

    I lOve this SOng


    RaFi Sahib was a Legend

  2. PAWAN KUMAR says:

    After the performance/show, i gone through about comments first time and i myself being Secretary of MRMS is very very happy and to listen members of the society who first time performed and paid/submitted their emotionals feelings, sentiments about rafi. S/Shri NK Sharma, Zorawar Chuggani, Dwivedi and specially Shri Mukesh Khanna who is really have a great love in his heart for Mohd. Rafi and Shri Triloki Nath, President with a lot of love in his heart for rafi did a lot of work and and and I love, like becoming the member of Mohd. Rafi Memorial Society. Very thankful to female artists who performed to present duets of Mohd. Rafi Miss Simmi, Miss Yashika, Miss Annu Singh and Miss Kalpana Sani. Special contratulations to Nikhil Budhraja who with blessings of MRMS will be in Indian Film Industry very soon as play black singer.

  3. Jawad Rana says:

    Hats off to Rafi Foundation Memorial Society for paying homage to the greatest male singer ever of the indian subcontenent full stop.

  4. mukesh khanna says:


  5. S.P.Dwivedi says:

    Dear all Rafians,

    I feel very proud after joining Rafi foudation Delhi chapter and meeting Binu ji, A.S.Murty ji, Triloki ji, Zorawar ji,Pawan ji & Naresh ji. By hard work and proper planning from all of them, the program YAAD NA JAYE became successful. I congratulates to Zorawar ji for his great effort for making this happen and posting program highlights on the web.

    I can only say now in memory Rafi sahab- ‘ Tum mujhe youn bhula na paoge’



  6. g.m.ansari says:

    mohd rafi.
    MOHAMMED RAFI SAHAB,ke chaney walo ko mera pyar bhara mera salam pesh-e-khidmat hai.

  7. g.m.ansari says:

    rafi sahab,
    padamshree mohd rafi chowk,(bandra)28th death anniversary of mohd rafi sahab:bade hi jazbe aur aqeedat ke sath,chowk par manaya gaya.
    is programme ko,”ek,fankar!mohd rafi… ki jaanib se,mr.g.m.ansari ji ne chaok par pesh programme ki shuruwat,a.c.p sayed mubin sahab ne ki.kafi chane walo ne is programme hissa liya.jis mai shamil,janab anand mahadik,dilawar sheikh,ashok shetty,salim bhai,aur sath hi bahut chahane walo ne milkar mohd rafi sahab ko kharaj-e-aqeedat pesh ki. “ek,fankar! mohd rafi …g.m.ansari

  8. ashish kapoor says:

    hi all rafi lovers, hats-off to zorawar bhai , triloki ji, pawan ji and naresh ji for making our programme a success. had it not been for their sincere efforts , this show would not have been as successful as it was. the orchestra do-re-me was also excellent.
    we had guests from yaadgaar-e-rafi society, chandigarh. the winner of star-voice-of-india, ishmeet singh,(who unfortunately is no more among us) was the winner of 2006 talent hunt (junior) organised by the yaad-gaar-e-rafi society, and it was them who propped him forward.
    the senior’s (2006) winner , ramtirath, was our guest singer from punjab who rendered songs like o-duniya-ke-rakhwale and rukh-se zaara naqab hata lo mere huzur. zorawar bhai, naresh ji and pawan ji also rendered some beautiful no’s like dil-ka-soona-saaz, janam-janam ka saath hai nibhanen ko and yeh-khamoshian yeh tanhiyan.
    the concluding song was saathi-haath-badana , sung very beautifully by naresh ji and simmi ji.

    my sincere best wishes to all the rafi foundations across the globe and i wish that all the chaptres of rafi foundations come undre one roof some day and organise a grand event in the indira gandhi indoor stadium at delhi in the name of our own beloved rafi saa’b

    ashish kapoor, (vice president),rafi foundation memorial society (regd)delhi , tel-09810087414

  9. Binu Nair says:

    news flash:

    the pune unit of rafi foundation will be inaugurated by the piano accordian legend Mr. enoch daniels on 4th october at 8.00 p.m. Saturday……………
    mr.venu nambiar and mr.vilas parulekar are the event organisers and a musical event of Rafi gems is being organised . rafi lovers may pls contact : Mr.venu on cell no, 9822332009. mr. vilas on : cell : 9860 201886.

    binu nair, rafi foundation, mumbai : 9833 250 701,

  10. Binu Nair says:

    urgent note:
    yes. the sonu nigam “mohd rafi” concert held in u.k. will be telecasted on sunday, 21 st sept. on sony television from 8.00 p.m. onwards.we are recording the event and sincere rafi lovers may contact us for the c.d. as this is a milestone event……………… Please contact me on :, mumbai…………………………….

  11. Binu Nair says:

    Friends: the sonu nigam concert of U.K. is slated for broadcast on the 21st of september ( next sunday ) from 8.00 p.m. onwards.

    Inconvenience caused to rafi lovers is regretted. do not miss this on sony television.

    binu nair, mumbai…

  12. Zorawar says:

    Dear Raunak,

    Shri Binu Nair Sir can be contacted on his mobile, i.e. 9833250701 (Mumbai).

    Long Live Rafi Sahab !

    Zorawar Chhugani

  13. Asif says:

    Mr. bonu nair: I huge request. Kindly tape and upload the Mohd Rafi program on Sony TV on this website. I doubt if Sony will broadcast that program in USA. At least I don’t see that on their schedule for Sunday.


  14. santosh says:

    Thanks binuji for keeping all of us updated .A great mouthwatering event for all rafi fans indeed.

    Thats all I can say that long live our dear rafi saab.

  15. Narayan says:

    Awesome ! hearty congrats to Rafi Foundn Delhi unit

  16. Binu Nair says:

    unless we take forward the golden era songs of h.f.m. to the young generation, we all would have “lost” a wonderful oppurtunity in our lives to leave this place – a litte better than what it was before.

    what’s important in life is how many people remember you, once you are gone. that’s your worth and contribution to the society. music lovers who want to take the legacy of our culture and h.f.m. along with the divine messages and voices of our legends – ahead – may write to me at the address below :

    rafi foundation, mumbai, (binu nair) :

  17. raunak says:


    i m very happy that u all responded to me
    syed sir can u plz. tell me how can i contact Binu Nair sir

  18. Binu Nair says:

    FOR RAFI LOVERS : Kindly note that the Sonu Nigam Concert (Rafi Special) would be telecast by Sony television this Sunday 14th at 8.00 p.m. (pls chk the exact time) and requesting Mohd Rafi lovers to watch and “record” the event .

    wishing everyone – a great sunday evening of magic melodies – all inspired by mohd rafi saaheb.

    binu nair. rafi foundation, mumbai.

  19. AHAMED KUTTY says:

    dear respectful rafians,
    as far as i am concerned rafi saab can be compared
    as “rose flower which can provide honey.”I still doubt
    that this is also enough for a wonderful person as well
    as a wonderful singer like rafi saab.

    all the best for remembering rafi saab.

  20. syed says:

    such program would definetly boost the yuogster and would expose more about the life of rafi saheb .. which is not only perfect to singing , but as perfect human being.
    there are thousands of young blood like raunak who sees the rafi as aspiring force . every one try to sing like these great leagend
    may god give us one more in the form of rafi saheb.
    to mr raunak you can contact binu nair to sing in any rafi saheb program

  21. ponnaps says:

    this is great…looks like a well organised function..congrats to all involved…i can see a kind of resurretion of Rafi sahab in the public eye..ofcourse he has always been in our hearts and minds but in this day and age we need the publicity as well…what the govt. and those in power have failed to do,the fans are doing…difference is the govt. etc will do these things for their own motives but fans do it out of pure love for Rafi saab…

    there is a definite momentum all over the country with regards to Rafi saabs music and popularity…

    pls keep up the good work…

  22. Zorawar says:


    Ref. post # 2 & 3

    You can be a member of Rafi Foundation Memorial Society (Regd. ) Delhi by filling a form alongwith a nominal yearly subscription which is available with me and I can be contacted on 9810224991.
    We look forward to all the fans of Rafi Sahab in Delhi to join our society and help us fulfill the goals of society to spread the scent of Rafi Sahab everywhere.

    Long Live Rafi Sahab !

    Zorawar Chhugani
    Gen. Secy. (RFMS),Delhi
    Mob. : 9810224991
    Mail : or

  23. Binu Nair says:

    from mumbai shirish kulkarni with yours truly, from hyderabad a.s.murthy – the three torch bearers of mohd rafi music had the priveilege to attend the rehearsal of this momentous first event of the delhi rafi foundation and i was taken back by the great quality of the musicians and singers – who were mostly novice. there was a lad of seven years singing mohd rafi songs, a surgeon too was there singing the rafi number from parasmani : roshan tumhi se duniya and hits like meri yaar shabha khair with many other melodies from budding singers.

    this is a great rafi foundation chapter working on very strong fundamentals. i compliment zorawar ji, ashish ji, pawan ji, naresh sharma ji, trilok ji, the beautiful looking compare and rafi lover from the fm station :m/s. manisha dubey and many other supporters and rafi lovers who worked – behind the scenes to make the first organised music event a great success.

    the next agenda we would like to address very vigorously is the bharat ratna award campaign which we began last year from delhi.

    here is wishing the very best : the delhi team…….

    binu nair, rafi foundation, mumbai.

  24. A S MURTY says:

    Congratulations to the Rafi Foundation Memorial Society, new delhi for organizing such a grand event with a social purpose behind it. i had attended their music rehearsals on the 28th july 2008 and found not only the committed members of rfms but also very young singers all very eager to perform well with the magical numbers of rafi sahab and they were all singing superb. although i could not attend their full fledged programme two days later, i left delhi fully assured that the programme would be a grand success. the photos and the write up on the event amply substantiates the same. it is very heartening to note the rfms is doing these programmes to spread awareness not only of rafi sahab and his songs but also carry on these activities to highlight the ills of our society. kudos. we wish all the other centres too take a leaf out of this and organize more and more programmes of rafi sahab with this kind of ‘social awareness’ initiative.

  25. Raunak Shankar says:


    i Raunak (18) am a big fan of MOHD. RAFI SAHAB and i sing his songs too.i m not a trained singer but i want to perform at your place at any function and really want to make a true RAFIAN identity. plz. help me.i really want to pay tribute to RAFI SAHAB. plz inform me as soon as any func. is organised.

  26. Jayant Sanyal says:

    Dear All Rafians!

    My Congratulations to the team for the successful staging of a beautiful programme that I couldn’t attend unfortunately though. But that does not stop me from imagining the immense amount of pleasure and joy you all and especially those who were part of the programme would have gained in getting to hear some of the most unforgettable songs from the Late Maestro’s repertoire. Rafi Sahab”s songs are matchless. They do complete justice to the quality lyrics, the composition and reflect the mannersims of the artist on screen.

    Please do let me know, how can I be the member of the Delhi Chapter of Rafi Foundation. If anyone can please herlp and guide me in this respect, it will be greatly appreciated.

  27. Anmol Singh says:

    This is a great step in the right direction. Certainly all talented people should be facilitated and acknowledeged for their contribution.

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