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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Mohammad Rafi was remembered on his death anniversary, 31st July, 2012.
Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey.
Immortal singer Mohammad Rafi was remembered on his death anniversary on 31st July, 2012. He had died more than 30 years ago, yet his works lived for more than 50 years.
The Channel 9X Jalwa did telecast Mohammad Rafi’s songs all round the day. At different times of the day the songs were telecast bearing different periods of bollywood films. At one period of time, songs of the 1960s were telecast. At another time songs of 1970s were telecast.
Very significantly when songs of 1980s were telecast, most of the films were of 1980 itself, as Rafi died on 31st July, 1980. It was amazing that Rafi had sung so many songs in that year relating to those which were not released during his lifetime but released after his death. That showed the demand of the giant singer in bollywood films. The list was very long. Songs like “pal do pal ka saath hamara” in film Burning Train composed by RD Burman, “kya dekhte ho” in the film Qurbani composed by Kalyanji Anandji, “pucho na yaar kay hua” in the film Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai composed by RD Burman, “ashaon ki sawaan me” in the film Aasha composed by Laxmikant Pyarellal, “jaanu meri jaan” in the film Shaan, to name a few.
The list of actors for whom Mohammad Rafi had sung songs were huge, including Dilip Kumar, Raj Kumar, Rajender Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Joy Mukherjee, Biswajeet Chatterjee, Pradip Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, Shashi Kapoor, Dharmender, Jeetender, Rishi Kapoor, and on. Rafi had remained immortal in the minds of numerous musiclovers all across the world. Even singers of the new generation including Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan are big admirers of Mohammad Rafi. His songs and films should be preserved.