ISBN 9789381626856,Mohammed Rafi

Mohammed Rafi



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789381626856

ISBN-10 9381626855


Number of Pages 204 Pages
Language (English)

Biography: arts & entertainment

Mohammed Rafi is a detailed account of the life of one of the greatest singers in history, Mohammed Rafi, who sang around 4,500 songs through the course of his 35 year long career as a singer. This book is written by his daughter-in-law, Yasmin Khalid Rafi, who, after the passing away of her husband, decided to write a book on her father-in-law to tell the coming generations in her family about Mohammed Rafi, as well as die-hard fans of this renowned singer worldwide.
Naushad Ali, who was a famous music director, called Mohammed Rafi the new Tansen of India. Through the course of his vast career, Rafi worked with the most renowned music directors of those times, which include Shankar Jaikishen, O. P. Nayyar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, and S. D. Burman. He was best-known for his romantic songs. However, he also possessed the uncanny ability to sing songs in a number of styles, which include classical songs, ghazals, bhajans, and qawwalis. During the peak of his career, Rafi was the voice behind most actors, including Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, and Dharmendra.
Yasmin recounts the time she was an ardent fan of Rafi during the 70s, not knowing that one day she would end up being a part of his family after marrying his son, Khalid. For his fans across the world, Rafi was a music icon. However, for his family, he was a simple and caring man, who enjoyed simple things in life, such as flying kites with his kids, driving his green Fiat, and eating good food. Even after his death in 1980, Rafi is remembered by millions worldwide for his hit songs, some of which include Yeh Zindagi ke Meley, Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki, and Duniya ke Rakhwaley. The Indian Government presented him with the fourth highest civilian award, which is the Padma Shri, and he has also been awarded six Filmfare awards.