Lata Mangeshkar updated her profile with a shraddhanjali to his memory. Again, very special, because Lata has sung so many duets with Rafi, that I don’t know if any other name comes easily to mind when we speak of a Rafi duet. Immortal songs.
The full message from the extended tweet is as follows:
namaskar,aaj humare desh ke mahan kalakar rafi sahab ki 31st death anniversary hai,rafi sahab ek bahot hi sharif,nek insan the,jitni madhur unki aawaz thi utnahi madhur unka swabhav tha,mere saare parivaar ke saath rafi sahab ke bahot acche sambandh the,ye mera saubhagya hai ke unke saath sabse jyada duets gaane ka mujhe mauka mila,humne saath me lagbhag 315 films me 440 duets gaaye .aisa kalakar bar bar janam nahi leta,main aaj rafi sahab ko bhav bheeni shraddhanjali arpan karti hun…
Sonu Nigam updated his profile with:
Rafisaheb aaj Amar huye thhey…!! Long live his Legacy.
Shashi Tharoor shared a photo of Anand Raj Anand singing in memory of Rafi at a tribute concert to aid Rafi Academy.
Mohammad Rafi’s son Shahid described in an interview his upcoming biography of the singing maestro.
‘My father gave everything to the industry because as a human being, he was very different. He had a compassionate soul. It was difficult to be in the industry. As an impartial observer of the movie music, I think there cannot be another Rafi in the world. We are going to talk about my father as a human being and as a man in the book,’ says Shahid, Rafi’s son who announced a biography of Mohammed Rafi on his 31st Death anniversary in collaboration with Sujata Dev. The book is scheduled to be published in December.