Someone I had not seen before visited our home on Sunday morning. He was an insurance guy and required Dad’s signature on some documents. Because mum was out with her friends to attend a classical music concert, so I made tea for the guest. When I walked to serve the gentleman, I saw him looking at the life size portrait, fixed on the living room wall. Dad was signing the papers and this visitor questioned him, “Isn’t that Mohd Rafi.” My dad looked at the portrait and said, “No, he is Rafi Sahab.”
Immeasurable is the amount of respect that resides in my Dad’s heart for this legend, the best Hindi male playback singer of all time.
Here are five Rafi songs that I have seen my dad hearing million times. Hope you love them too.
Mere mehboob tujhe meri mohobbat ki kasam
Tum jo mil gaye ho
Woh jab yaad aaye
Tere mere sapne
Chahunga mai tujhe saanjh saveere