Mohammed Rafi

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Mohammed Rafi (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) was an Indian Playback Singer who is considered as one of the greatest Indian playback singers of the Hindi film industry. In fact he is most popular singer of Bollywood as proven by all surveys. In his lifetime, he was awarded with six Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award. In 1967, he was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. In 2001, He was honoured with the "Best Singer of the Millennium" title by Hero Honda and Stardust magazine. In 2013, He was voted as "Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice" in a poll conducted by CNN-IBN. Between 1950 and 1970, Rafi was the most sought after singer in the Hindi Film industry and sang for many male stars in Hindi films. He claimed to have recorded over 26000 songs in his singing career spanning over 35 years, however from available sources it may have been about 7405 songs. He is respected for his great singing range and versatility. He is best known for his ability to mould his voice to the persona of the actor lip-synching the song. Rafi sahab is noted for his ability to sing songs of different moods and varieties with his unique way of putting emotions into the songs His songs ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans.

Rafi is primarily noted for his songs in Hindustani, over which he had a strong command. He sang in other Indian languages including Assamese, Konkani, Bhojpuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu, Maghi, Maithili and Urdu. Apart from Indian languages, he also sang songs in English,Persian, spanish, and dutch.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Legends - Mohd. Rafi - The Virtuoso - 2 Mohammed Rafi 1
Legends - Mohd. Rafi - The Virtuoso - 5 Mohammed Rafi 1
Legends, Volume 3 Mohammed Rafi 1
Love Songs Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Mohd. Rafi in a classical mood Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
1998 The Golden Collection: Duets, Volume III Compilation Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi 1
2004 The Rough Guide to Bollywood Legends: Mohd. Rafi Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Bollywood's Golden Voices: Mohammed Rafi Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Evergreen Hits of Mohammed Rafi Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Evergreen Hits of Mohammed Rafi Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Golden Collection Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Golden Collection: Rafi and Lata Compilation Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi 1
Great Artiste Great Hits Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Legends, Volume 4 Compilation Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi 1
Mohammed Rafi - The Golden Collection, Volume II Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Songs of Love Mohammed Rafi Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
The Premium Collection Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
The Virtuoso Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1
Yahoo! Volume 2 Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1970 Lalkaar Soundtrack Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Manhar Udhas, Mala Sinha, Mahendra Kapoor & Poornima 1
Golden Collection Soundtrack Mohammed Rafi 1

Other + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Bheegi Palkein Soundtrack Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar & Sushree Sangeeta 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Best of Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi 1
Legends - Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi 1
Legends Mohd Rafi Mohammed Rafi 1
Legends of the Five Rivers - Mohd. Rafi (Punjabi) Mohammed Rafi 1
Rafi Ke Bhoole Bisre Geet Mohammed Rafi 2

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Golden Coolection Of Lata Rafi - Volume II Compilation Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi 1
Yaaaahoooo!! Compilation Mohammed Rafi 1

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