A Tribute to Mohd Rafi – Part 2

As I was surfing looking for pictures of Mohd Rafi, I was struck by the fact that he is smiling in all the pictures. Not one, where that kind smile has not lit his face and sparkled through his eyes. There is something gentle and loveable about the man. Thirty four years after his death, […]

Remembering Rehman…

Nov 5th marked the thirtieth death¬†anniversary of one of the most impressive actors of the fifties and sixties, the regal, suave Rehman. His family traced its roots to King Amanullah Khan of Afghanistan and two of his grand-nephews are actors in Pakistan. Born in 1921 in Lahore, Rehman grew up in Jabalpur. After his graduation […]

Sabhi Kuch Lutakar (Singer – Mohd Rafi, Movie Indrani, 1958)

As I rummaged through my old cassette collection some months ago, I heard this romantic¬†Mohd Rafi song that I used to like very much but had forgotten over the years. The song was: Sabhi Kuch Luta Kar Huye Hum Tumhare, Ki Hai Jeet Uski Jo Dil Aaj Haare. My pre-recorded cassette had no details about […]

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