Mohammed Rafi was more than a great playback singer. He was a colossus who ruled the minds and hearts of millions like no one else could.
In fact, Rafi is still adored by several generations across India and abroad. His songs transcend time as he had an uncanny ability to bring joy and contentment through his inimitable artistry.
It has been over 40 years since Rafi passed away on July 31, 1980. However, even after all these years, Rafi’s magic lives on and his songs fill people with hope and optimism for the future. On his 42nd death anniversary, let’s take a look back at some of his greatest hits.
Baharo Phool Barsao
This evergreen song from the movie suraj is still sung by music lovers of all generations. Fans consider this song one of Rafi’s most memorable numbers.
Its beautiful music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan and Hasrat Jaipuri wrote the lyrics.
Jo Wada Kiya Woh Nibhana Padega
In this timeless song, a lover asks their partner to keep promises made to each other no matter what. Jo Wada Kiya Woh Nibhana Padega comes from the 1963 movie Taj Mahal. Rafi’s interpretations of Sahir Ludhianvi’s lyrics in this track still appeal to the younger generation.
Kya Hua Tera Wada
Kya Hua Tera Wada comes from the 1977 movie Hum Kisise Kum Nahi and is often sung by music lovers. The legendary music of RD Burman makes this song captivating. Rafi’s magical voice makes it one of the most beloved songs.
Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar
The charm of Dev Anand and Nutan, the melody of SD Burman and the euphonic voice of Mohammad Rafi made Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar a hit parade. Many generations have grown up seeing Dev Anand and Nutan’s incredible on-screen chemistry in song. The song from the 1963 film Tere Ghar Ke Saamnebeautifully sums up the essence of love.
Kar Chale Hum Fida
This song from the 1964 movie Haqeeqat is widely regarded as the greatest patriotic song. The song has become an indispensable part of Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations. Mohammad Rafi’s voice, Madan Mohan’s composition and Kaifi Azmi’s lyrics instill pride and patriotic fervor in anyone who listens to this amazing song.
(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)