His voice brought to life hundreds of memories and he grew to be one of the gems of the India music industry. Best known for romantic, duet and sad songs of the fifties and sixties, the life of Mohammad Rafi is true to itself. Even three decades after the demise of this musical maestro, his voice and songs remain eternal. One cannot forget Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein, Chaudhvin ka Chand, Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan, Chalo Dildar Chalo, Chura Liya Hai Tumne, Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai, and many more that touched the hearts of millions of people. This week Factrichi 100 Varsh takes you through the timeless musical journey of the singer, tune in to Sunday, 31st March 2013 at 1:30 pm and 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.
Mohammad Rafi was born in a village near Amritsar long before India attained its independence. Having learnt music in Lahore from Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan, his first public performance was at the age of thirteen. In 1944, he moved to Mumbai and began his tryst with destiny in the world of music. His voice suited any genre of music be it a moving ghazal like Aap Ke Pehloo Main Aakar Ro Diye, a plaintive bhajan like O Duniya Ke Rakhawale, or a wild and whacky Shanker-Jaikishan composition like Chahe Koi Mujhe Jungle Kahe. Mohammed Rafi added his delectable nuances to the melody and made it immortal. In his glorious career he received the National Film Award, six Filmfare Awards and was also honored with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Mohammad Rafi’s friendly nature, innate goodness and soothing voice still lives in the heart of lakhs of people even today. Get to know his melodious journey on Factrichi 100 Varsh, tune in on Sunday 31st March 2013 at 1:30 pm and 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.