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Friday, June 14, 2019
Rafisahab's tragedy oriented songs for Dilip Kumar made him immortal.
Tragedy-oriented songs of Dilip Kumar were given adequate expression by Rafisahab.
Rafisahab had great combination with Tragedy King Dilip Kumar. The most pathos oriented and tragedy oriented songs of Dilip Kumar were given right expression by Rafisahab.
In film Deedar, in 1951, Rafisahab’s song “meri kahaani bhoolne wali” for Dilip Kumar gave the right tragedy expression. It was composed by Naushad sahib.
In 1956, film Uran Khatola had a fantastic tragedy song. Rafisahab sang “o door ke musafir hum ko bhi saath le le re”. This song was picturized on Dilip Kumar with garland from his shoulders flew to Nimmiji’s shoulder at the end of the film when both of them died together. Shakeel sahib wrote the lyrics while Naushad sahib composed the music.
In Dilip Kumar’s Madhumati, Rafisahab’s song ‘tute hue khwabone humko yeh sikhaya hai” was the best tragedy oriented song. It was composed by Salil Choudhury. In Dilip Kumar’s Yahudi, Shankar Jaikishan used Mukeshji to sing the tragedy song “yeh mera deewanapan hai”.
In 1966 film of Dilip Kumar titled Dil Diya Dard Liya, 3 of Rafisahab’s songs stand out as great tragedy songs, including “guzren hai aaj ishq me”, “koi sagar dil ko behlata nahi” and “dilruba maine tere”. All the songs were composed by Naushad sahib.
In 1967, Rafisahab’s song “aaj ki raat mere dil ki salami lele” was the best tragedy song of film Ram Aur Shyam. Naushadsahab composed the music of the film.
In 1968, Rafisahab’s song “aaj purani rahon me” in film Aadmi was the best tragedy song of the film. Naushad sahib composed the music. Dilip Kumar’s expression was outstanding.
In 1971, Rafisahab’s song “na tu zameen ke liye” in film Daastan was another landmark tragedy song. It was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.
Whenever there used to be tragedy songs, Rafisahab gave the best expression for Dilip Kumar. The acting of Dilip Kumar was as outstanding as the singing of Rafisahab. The songs and films require restoration.