New Delhi: Google on Sunday celebrates the 93rd birthday of legendary playback singer, Mohammed Rafi with a specially-curated doodle.
Born on 24th December, 1924 in Kotla Sultan Singh, a village near present-day Majitha in Amritsar district of Punjab, Rafi is remembered as one of the most versatile singers of India.
Agar Mil Gayi Mujhko Raahe Madina, Ya Nabi Salam Alayka, Meri Jholi Ko Bhar De Aye Khuda, Kamli are few recited by the legendary singer and one and only Golden Voice of Bollywood Cinema.
Not only his songs are famous and like by many, his Naats, Hamds, Qawwalis, Ghazals are also very heart-touching. On his 93rd birth anniversary, here are some of them sung by the legendary singer, paying a tribute to the incredible MASTER of MASTERS.
Mohammed Rafi died at the age of 55 on 31 July 1980 in Mumbai, following a massive heart attack.
The first public performance of Rafi, who began singing by chanting the notes that a ‘fakir’ sung in his village, came as a teenager, when he was allowed to sing at a concert featuring the legendary K L Saigal.
The singer later went on to lend his voice to Bollywood megastars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shammi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Dev Anand and Rishi Kapoor in his career as a successful playback artist.
He had numerous hit songs to his credit including several duets with famous playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
Rafi has six Filmfare Awards and one National Film Award to his kitty. In 1967, he was also honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.