Khuda Kasam (1981)
Jail Yatra (1981)
Biwi O Biwi (1981)
Waqt ki Deewar (1981)
Katilon ke Kaatil (1981)
Do Posti (1981)
Bin Maa ke Bachchey (1980)
Man Pasand (1980)
Aas Paas (1980)
Saajan Mere Main Saajan ki (1980)
Nazrana Pyar Ka (1980)
Do Premee (1980)
Ram Balram (1980)
Aap ke Deewane (1980)
Ghar ki Laaj (1979)
Salaam Memsaab (1979)
Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979)
Heera Moti (1979)
Main Tulsi Tere Aangan ki (1978)
Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)
Dil aur Deewar (1978)
Amar Shakti (1978)
Khoon ka Badla Khoon (1978)
Premi Gangaram (1978)
Apna Khoon (1978)
Chor ke Ghar Chor (1978)
Farishta ya Qatil (1977)
Yaaron ka Yaar (1977)
Imaan Dharam (1977)
Hum Kisi se Kum Nahin (1977)
Chandi Sona (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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