Mohammed Rafi, alongside Mukesh and Kishore Kumar, will remain etched in our collective memory the exceptional talent of the trio the musical maestro blessed with.
This Sunday on Rafisaab’s birthday, here’s a list of some little-known facts about the legendary singer with some evergreen songs.
Singers come and go we don’t even remember their names or songs but musical maestro or geniuses like Bollywood playback singer Mohammed Rafi who is live on for eternity and stick to our memory indeed.
Google celebrated the legendary singer’s 93rd birthday anniversary with presents a doodle.
The troika of Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Mukesh will remain in India the pioneers of film music. The bunch of talent with depth in voice gives real defiant ion to the music.
Today being Rafi’s (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) birth anniversary, we are here presents some lesser-known facts about the maestro.
In this article, you will also get playlist of some his best songs which I’m sure you liked, irrespective of it you are from which generation.
1). Rafi’s nickname was Pheeko.
2). Rafi began his singing journey by imitating chants of a fakir in his village.
3). Rafi’s family owned a men’s salon in Lahore
4). Rafi’s brother-in-law Mohammed Hameed who actually motivated him to try his hands in singing after seeing and realized singing talent in Rafi
5). At the age of 13 Rafi give his first public performance and then he was permitted to sing at a concert featuring the legendary KL Saigal.
6). In 1948, Rafi received his major breakthrough when he sang the song, “Sun Suno Aye Duniya Walon Bapuji Ki Amar Kahani”, written by Rajendra Krishan. The song turns to be a massive hit for that Rafi was invited by the Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to sing at the latter’s house.
7). In Mumbai on a rainy day, Rafi’s funeral procession was recorded and a portion of that same recording has been used in one of the Hindi movies which were released after some time. It was one of the biggest funeral processions Mumbai which was attended and witnessed by over 10,000 people.
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