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Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Timeless Melody - Mohammad Rafi

Mohammad Rafi is the legendary playback singer of Bollywood and today is the 28th Death Anniversary. He will always be remembered as the Timeless Melody of those days. His singing career spanned three decades of bollywood leading actors like Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra etc..

On 31st July, the whole nation pays tribute to this great singer. He passed away when he was 56 years old in Mumbai. His last movie Aas Paas has his timeless song that echos through time and keeps his memory fresh.

His voice held the melody that suited any and every mood, be it romantic, sad, patriotic or fun song. He was mostly a classical singer, but managed to sing for actors like Shammi Kapoor who had many fun songs in all his films. Who can forget the song "yahoooo" from the movie "Junglee"?

His Quawali's were very popular too and was his speciality. The songs from Amar Akbar Anthony, Hum Kissi Se Kum nahin and many more timeless quawali's will always remain evergreen. We all miss this great voice and will always remember his melody till eternity.

You can listen to his songs here:

You can read more about him here:

Enjoy this song "Tere Mere Sapne" From the movie "Guide" Starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. A timeless classic from the great man.

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