Lucknow: On July 31, 1980, our nation lost the most influential and the versatile singer. Yes, the world of music lost a glittering star, Mohammed Rafi. A name, whose voice ‘was’ and ‘is’ still on the tip of the tongue of every generation.
Rafi’s songs varies from Romantic to Patriotic, from Ghazals to Qawwalis and from Bhajans to Classical.
He was the singer whose songs are still remembered by people globally and many remakes have also been made on his melodies.
Not only in Hindi but Rafi had sung the songs in many regional languages as well as foreign languages (including English, Farsi, Arabic Creole, Dutch, etc.).
Rafi sang over 7,400 songs in different languages including Konkani, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Odia, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Magahi and Maithili.
He lost his life due to a heart attack but left his beautiful and melodious voice after him which is still hummed by his fans.
Remembering him on his death anniversary, Newstrack.com pays tribute to the legend. Below are the most famous songs of the legendary singer.
Rafi sang two English songs namely ‘Although We Hail From Different Lands’ based on the same composition of (Baharo Phool Barsao) from the movie Suraj and ‘The She I Love’ based on the composition of (Hum Kaale hai To Kya Hua) from the movie Gumnaam.
When he visited the country Mauritius, he sang the song ‘Mo le coeur toujours soif zot l’amour camarade (My heart will always be thirsty for your love, my friends)‘, based on the tune of ‘Ehsaan mere dil pe tumhara hai dosto’ from the movie Gaban in Crele (local language of Mauritius).
Well, not only in English and Creole, he also sang song in Dutch language. He sang ‘Ik zal jou nooit vergeten al zal ik in India zijn’ (I will never forget you, although I will be in India) based on the composition of ‘Baharo Phool Barsao’.