November 24th, 2013
Sunil Dutt – Mohd Rafi
Greetings to the Rafi community.
Keeping in mind the need for a proper introduction, I’ve decided to begin this article with a brief overview of… well, myself!
My name is Maaz Shaikh and this is my very FIRST article since the emergence of this fantastic site. Over the past 4 years now (2009-2013… and running), I’ve been diligently reading all of the brilliant pieces of literary praise, appreciation and approval that have been bestowed upon this noble soul and his amazing body of work… both, inside the recording studio and outside it. Read More »
November 10th, 2013
Mohd Rafi and Mahendra Kapoor
On 15th August, 2013 we celebrated INDIA’s 66th Independence Day with most famous celluloid patriotic song like “Jahan Daal Daal Par Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Bassera, Woh Bharat Desh Hai Mera” sung by golden voice of Mohammed Rafi. The song describes the exclusive and well-heeled natural, cultural, social characteristics of our country. The song was written by Qamar Jalalabadi and composed by Hansraj Behl from SIKANDAR-E-AZAM (1965) based on the story of Alexander and Puru. Read More »
November 4th, 2013
Jaikishan with Mohd Rafi
Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal is remembered on 12th September, his death anniversary in 2013. The listeners of music all over the world wished happy birthday to legendary composer Jaikishan better known as Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal on 4th November, 2012. He was part of the legendary duo Shankar Jaikishan who dominated bollywood music during the 1950s and 1960s. Rafi had a very sweet relationship with Shankar Jaikishan but unfortunately their relationship had not been glorified in bollywood history. Whenever contribution of composers relating to classic creations involving Rafi are highlighted the name of Naushad, Roshan, Madan Mohan, OP Nayyar are glorified and the contribution of Shankar Jaikishan is ignored. Read More »
October 27th, 2013
Only genius singers have the capability of simplifying difficult ragas and Hindustani classical music simplified into the version which is understandable by the common mass. Both Manna Dey Sahab and Mohammad Rafi Sahab had the capability of making those complicated tunes simple, melodious and romantic. There were huge numbers of difficult songs composed for both of them in the 1950s and 1960s. Read More »
October 20th, 2013
He did send a letter. But it was not an apology letter. And it was not to her. It is the most celebrated prem patra that he delivered on Jai’s behalf, a year or so after they had stopped singing together. And it was at the height of their rift that he recorded Kaise kategi zindagi tere bagair, an unreleased song composed by Madan Mohan, recently released as part of an album by the composer’s son. Read More »
October 13th, 2013
We have been listening Rafi Sahab’s umpteen number of melodious songs day in and day out. It is difficult to choose the one to be shared here on his PUNYA TITHI today. Whether I choose Yaad na Jaye Beete dino ki…or Baharo Fool Barsao or Japan Love in Tokyo,or Jaane chaman shola badan….or Taareef karu kya uski or O duniya ke rakhwale…or Ai dil hai mushkil jeena yaha…????? Oh. A big problem for music lover to select one song for sharing with all…. Read More »
October 6th, 2013
Mohd Rafi and Pran
Pran Krishan Sikand popularly known as Pran passed way on 12th July, 2013 at the age of 93 who was born on 12 February, 1920 in Old Delhi to a wealthy Punjabi family. Pran started his livelihood as a photographer and accidentally got his first role in Punjabi film Yamala Jat (1940) in Lahore. He had done his first Hindi Film as romantic hero opposite Noor Jahan in Khandaan (1942). He acted more than 20 films in Lahore from 1942 to 1946. Due to partition in 1947, there was break in Pran’s film career for a while and he shifted his base from Lahore to Bombay. Read More »
September 30th, 2013
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mohammad Rafi, his fan Sharad Desai shares some memories of a rendezvous with the legendary singer. Read More »
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