Mohammad Rafi

October 2012

Mohammad Rafi with Dharmendra

By |October 6th, 2012|

Rafi with his sons – Hamid, Khalid, Saeed – and Kishore Kumar

By |October 6th, 2012|

September 2011

Mohammad Rafi – Naushad Collaboration

By |September 11th, 2011|

Naushad on Mohammad Rafi

Speaking about Rafi Saab’s singing qualities, I have always been of the opinion that he was very sentimental and worked extra hard at songs which were raga based and melodious. Though people call him versatile, which he was in many senses […]

July 2011

Mohammad Rafi’s first Screen appearance

By |July 21st, 2011|

Laila Majnu (1945) was Indian playback legend Mohammad Rafi’s first screen appearance. The lead pair of this film was  Swaranlata-Nazir who fell in love during the shooting of this film and later migrated to Pakistan and produced Pakistan’s first superhit  film [Punjabi] Pheray (1949). […]

June 2011

Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt, Asha Mathur, Mohd Rafi, Geeta Bali, Shekhar and Rashid Khan together

By |June 28th, 2011|

1. Rashid Khan (actor)

2. Geeta Bali (actress)

3. Geeta Dutt (playback singer)

4. Guru Dutt (actor/producer/director)

5. Asha Mathur (actress)

6. Shekhar (actor)

7. Mohammad Rafi (playback singer)

October 2010

Mohammad Rafi’s Song List – 1948

By |October 21st, 2010|

Song
Film
Co-Singers
Music Director

Solah Baras Kee Bhai Umariya
Aag
Shamshad Begum
Ram Ganguly

Ai Dil Mere Aahon Mein
Actress

Shyam Sunder

Dheere Dheere Bol Koyee Sun Na Le
Actress
Shamshad Begum
Shyam Sunder

Ham Apni Dil Kaa Fasaana Unge
Actress

Shyam Sunder

Bairan Ho Gai Raat
Adalat
Mohantara Talapade
Datta […]

Mohammad Rafi’s Song List – 1947

By |October 16th, 2010|

Song
Film
Co-Singers
Music Director

Sawan Ki Ghata Dheere Dheere Aana
Aage Badho
Khursheed Begum
Sudhir Phadke

Desh Mein Sankar Aaya Hai
Aap Ki Sewa Mein

Datta Devjekar

Mein Teri Tu Mera Dono Kaa Sang
Aap Ki Sewa Mein
Mohantara Talpade
Datta Devjekar

Meree Aankhon Ke Taare Yeh Phool Suhaaye
Aap Ki Sewa Mein

Datta Devjekar

Jab Baite Baite […]

August 2010

Mohammad Rafi – Part 4

By |August 7th, 2010|

The non-controversial, low profile singer overrode professional ego at all times. Such was the supreme desire to sing. Such was the devotion to his art and his phenomenal talent. Modest and generous to a fault, Rafi Saab, neither flaunted nor promoted his family, A […]

Mohammad Rafi – Part 3

By |August 7th, 2010|

Besides mainline heroes there were a whole breed of smaller heroes who also benefited from Rafi’s vocals. Joy Mukherjee, Biswajeet, the young Jeetendra. Even in the era of superstars Rafi sang for Rajesh Khanna in his debut film Raaz and in the mega hit […]

Mohammad Rafi – Part 2

By |August 7th, 2010|

S.D. Burman was another composer who exploited the awesome versatility of The Virtuoso. Rafi Saab’s sweet soft vocals could create mood magic. S.D. Burman has him expressing disillusionment, with a fast changing, crass world in `Dekhi zamane ki yaari’ and then roaming free in […]