31 years after a legend died, he is very much alive. In the memories of those whose lives touched his, and in the memories of those whose lives were touched by his music.
Very special to me was this series of tweets by Dev Anand. Rafi has sung many Dev Anand songs… and well…. they just grab my heart with their art. Both of them.
|“ ||Rafis death anniversary today but he is indeed immortal and always feel he is around and in our hearts n soul I admire his voice and range|
|“ ||Many people tell me that when they hear KABHI KHUD PE KABHI HAALAT PE RONA AAYA. In blue moods they start crying and I can visualize them|
|“ ||MUJHE LE CHALO AAJ US GALI ME JAHAN PEHLE PEHLE YE DIL LADKHADAYA THA superb song with almost no music & a very beautiful song from SHARABI|
|“ ||AAJA PANCHI AKELA HAI,HUM BEKHUDI ME TUMKO,TERI DHOOM HAR KAHIN,RIMJHIM KE TARANE,ABHI NA JAO CHODKAR,DIL KA BHANWAR,TU KAHAN,DIN DHAL JAAYE|
|“ ||DIL PUKARE AA RE from Jewel Thief and I think LOGO KA DIL in Man Pasand was his last song for me|
|“ ||All the songs he sang for me like this faster one JIYA O JIYA KUCH BOL DO and many more were the best and I can’t write them all|
|“ ||Rafi a great soul very quiet and fine person|
|“ ||Very few people know that Rafi recorded a song HUM HI ME THI NA KOI BAAT YAAD NA TUMKO AA SAKE TUMNE HAME BHULA DIYA HUM NA TUMKO BHULA SAKE|
|“ ||Then this song was replaced by DIN DHAL JAYE in Guide because we felt that the composition of that song was not good & shailendra wrote it|
|“ ||I never attempted to sing but Rafi sang PYAR MOHABBAT KE SIWA YE ZINDAGI KYA ZINDAGI in this song HURRAY HURRAY is recorded in my voice|
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.
|“ ||namaskar,aaj humare desh ke mahan kalakar rafi sahab ki 31st death anniversary hai,rafi sahab ek bahot hi (cont) http://tl.gd/c2i8r5|
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.