Jail Yatra (1981)
Khuda Kasam (1981)
Katilon ke Kaatil (1981)
Do Posti (1981)
Waqt ki Deewar (1981)
Biwi O Biwi (1981)
Saajan Mere Main Saajan ki (1980)
Man Pasand (1980)
Nazrana Pyar Ka (1980)
Bin Maa ke Bachchey (1980)
Do Premee (1980)
Aas Paas (1980)
Ram Balram (1980)
Aap ke Deewane (1980)
Ghar ki Laaj (1979)
Heera Moti (1979)
Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979)
Salaam Memsaab (1979)
Main Tulsi Tere Aangan ki (1978)
Dil aur Deewar (1978)
Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)
Amar Shakti (1978)
Premi Gangaram (1978)
Khoon ka Badla Khoon (1978)
Chor ke Ghar Chor (1978)
Apna Khoon (1978)
Yaaron ka Yaar (1977)
Dhoop Chhaon (1977)
Hum Kisi se Kum Nahin (1977)
Farishta ya Qatil (1977)
Chandi Sona (1977)
Chor Sipahee (1977)
I want to correct an information given on this website.
The statement "Born in Kotta Sultansingh village in Punjab (now in Pakistan)" is totally wrong.
Name of the village is Kotla (Not Kotta) Sultan Singh. This village is in Amritsar District in India, about 20 Km from this city.
It is a small railway station on Amritsar-Dera Baba Nanak section.
Some funds were alloted by Govt. for Rafi's memorial in this village but only a small room is built yet.
It falls under police station Majitha. (My village Bal Kalan also falls under this police station).
I agree with everything that has been written in the article except that he has been second to Lata Mangeshkar. He was and still the greatest playback singer of Bollywood of all times. During 1950s and 60s his presence overshadowed everyother presence in the world of Indian Music. There is no match of the songs that he sang notably " Tu ganga ke mauj main Jamuna ka dhara", "O duniyake rakhwale", or 'Chal ud ja re panchci". The list can be longer. Listen to the duets he sang with Lata. Namely, "Jo wada kiya" or "Paon chun lene do" of Tajmahal and see how Rafi overshadowed Lata. There are plenty of such examples. " Mere Mehoob tujhe' or Dil jo na kah saka" was sung solo by both. But see the superiority of Rafi in these songs. Rafi is unparallel.
Mohammed Rafi was the most popular singer of India, much talented than Lata Mangeshkar and other male singers including Kishore Kumar.
Mohammed Rafi still continues to entertain millions around the world everyday. That makes Rafi heritage, his perfect voice evergreen and his unique legacy immortal. He was above religious, race, cast, sect, political, national and even commercial differences. He politely refused to imitate other singers in case they get offended. "Kehta hai koi dil gaya, dil bar gaya. Sahil hai pukarta, samandar chala gaya. Jo baat sach hai kehta nahin koi, keh es dunya se museeqi ka payambar chala gaya," according to one tribute to Rafi sahib by the great lyricist Gulzar. That sums up the late great singer Mohammed Rafi. So, is it fair to compare him with others, alive or dead? As a Rafi-family friend, and neighbour in London, for over 50 years, I am honoured to have met the most humble, honourable and modest man that I ever knew in my whole lifetime. Some of his best songs are available subscription free at http://www.youtube.com/spsyed – a website dedicated to the entertainers and their fans. Enjoy, comment, rate, provide feedback, subscribe, join as friends, and share it far and wide.
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