Mohammed Rafi Songs Download - Hits of Romantic Singer Mohd. Rafi
Mohammed Rafi often addressed as Rafi Saahab, was a popular Indian playback singer whose career spanned four decades. A versatile singer, Rafi sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada and Telugu.
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Along with Mukesh and Kishore Kumar, he was one of the leading male Bollywood playback singers from the 1940s to the mid 1980s. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1965.
Rafi's family managed a men's salon in Lahore's Noor Mohalla. It was his brother-in-law Mohammed Hameed who spotted the talent in Rafi and encouraged him. Rafi learnt Hindustani classical music from maestros Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan , Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan , Pandit Jiwanlal Matto and Firoze Nizami.
Rafi's first public performance came at the age of 13, when he was allowed to sing at a concert featuring the legendary K. L. Saigal. In 1942, Rafi, under Shyam Sunder, made his debut as a playback singer in the duet "Soniye nee, Heeriye nee" with Zeenat Begum in the Punjabi film Gul Baloch (the film was released in 1944). Soon after, Rafi was invited by the Lahore radio station to sing for them.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
- 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.
- 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.
- 1960 - Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho (Chaudhvin Ka Chand)
- 1961 - Teri Pyaari Pyaari Surat Ko (Sasural)
- 1964 - Chahunga Mein Tujhe (Dosti)
- 1966 - Baharo Phool Barsao (Suraj)
- 1968 - Dil Ke Jharoke Mein (Brahmachari)
- 1977 - Kya Hua Tera Vaada (Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin)