A TRIBUTE ON THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY (31ST JULY 1980) OF THE IMMORTAL THE GREATEST THE ILLUSTRIOUS SINGER OF ALL TIMES THE UNFORGETTABLE MUHAMMAD RAFI SAHAB.This is a trip of down memory lane tributes to MUHAMMAD RAFI SAHAB. The tribute paid by (Mosiqar-e-Azam) Naushad Sahab, Lata Mangeshker, Manna Dey, Jagjit Singh Sahab, Anop Jalota Sahab, Mahinder Kapoor.
In The Clipping You Can See Rafi Sahab with (THE KING OF GHAZALS USTAD MEHDI HASAN KHAN, SHANKAR JAI KISHAN. LAXMIKANT PYARELAL, MADAN MOHAN. RD BURMAN. KISHORE KUMAR, ASHA BHOSLE, DILIP KUMAR, WAHEEDA REHMAN, RAJ KAPOOR, MUKEHS. MANNA DEY. INDIRA GANDHI. DEV ANAND, SUMAN KALYANPUR, LATA, SD BURMAN & FAMILY MEMBERS.
Mehfilon ke damanon main, Sahilon ke aas paas
Yeh sada goonje gi sadyon tak dilon ke aas paas.... "NAUSHAD"
Muhammed Rafi (Hindi: मोहम्मद रफ़ी, Urdu: محمد رفیع; December 24, 1924 July 31, 1980), often addressed as Rafi Sahib, was an Indian playback singer whose career spanned four decades and is one of the most versatile male singers in the history of Indian cinema. Rafi sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada and Telugu. He also recorded English and Persian songs. He is primarily remembered, however, for his Hindi songs, which still remain very popular in India today and also among the Indian diaspora. He dominated the Bollywood music industry from the 1950s to the 1970s along with Mukesh, Manna Dey, and Kishore Kumar.
Between 1950 and 1970, Rafi was one of the most sought after singers in Bollywood.
In 1965, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Sri award.
Awards; * 2001 - Rafi was honored with the "best singer of the millennium" by Hero Honda and Stardust magazine in Mumbai on Jan 7, 2001.
Government Awards; * 15Th Aug 1947 - Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru given hug after his song * 1948 - Rafi received a silver medal from the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, on the first anniversary of the Indian Independence Day. * 1965 - he was honoured with the Padmashri by the Government of India.
National Film Awards; * 1968 - National Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Neel Kamal composed by Ravi Shankar. * 1977 - National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for "Kya Hua Tera Wada" song in the film Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin), composed by RD Burman, lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
Filmfare Awards; * 1960 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for "Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho" in the film Chaudhvin Ka Chand * 1961 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for "Teri Pyaari Pyaari Surat Ko" in the film Sasural * 1964 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for "Chahunga Mein Tujhe" in the film Dosti * 1966 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for "Baharo Phool Barsao" in the film Suraj * 1968 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for "Dil Ke Jharoke Mein" in the film Brahmachari * 1977 - Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for "Kya Hua Tera Vaada" in the film Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin
Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards; * 1965 - Best Male Playback Singer for Dosti * 1966 - Best Male Playback Singer for Arzoo.
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