Mohammed Rafi

October 2012

Bilquis Rafi remembers her husband Mohammad Rafi

By |October 6th, 2012|

Caption – Mohammad Rafi with his wife Bilquis Rafi

I did not have a father — only my mother and an elder brother. But from as far back as I can remember, Rafi saab was a household name. My sister had married his elder brother, […]

Mohd Rafi – Shamshad Begum

By |October 13th, 2009|

Mohammed Rafi and Shamshad Begum sang almost 160 duets together in hindi films. Their first duet together was with Zohra Bai Ambala Wali Chotisee ek banayenge naiyya from Hamara Sansar (1945) with music scored by Pandit Govindram.
Some of their best known duets were composed […]

Mohammed Rafi (1924-80)

By |October 10th, 2009|

One of the most versatile playback singers of Hindi cinema, Mohammed Rafi had a rich and trained voice laced with a purity that was moving. Rafi was born in Kotla Sultan Singh village and trained under musicians Khan Abdul Waheed […]

September 2009

Beqarar hai koi – Shama Parwana (1954)

By |September 12th, 2009|

Please listen to the two songs below. You will notice that the tunes are pretty similar.

The Indian song is from the film Shama Parwana (1954). It was sung by Suraiya (the charming singer-actress) and Mohammed Rafi and picturized on very young Shammi Kapoor and […]