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  • Mohd Rafi's native village remembers him on death anniversary August 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: Legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi's native village Kotla Sultan in Punjab's Amritsar district remembered him on his 34th death anniversary on as scores of people paid tributes. "We organised a function in the village. A number of people and Rafi saheb's fans thronged to pay tributes," Rajesh, a...
  • TV show 'Desh Ki Beti Nandini' to go off air soon? February 21, 2014

    Mumbai: If grapevine is to be believed, TV show 'Desh Ki Beti Nandini' is likely to go off air soon. The reason is yet to be disclosed. After a short run of just five months, the Sony Entertainment Television show will go off air in April, said a source from the...
  • A birthday playlist of Mohammad Rafi's party numbers December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India's legendary singer Mohammad Rafi, who has inspired music enthusiasts for decades, kicked off his singing career by crooning the notes that a 'fakir' (Muslim saint) sung in his village. Born on December 24, 1924, Rafi not only sang classical numbers, but also patriotic and romantic songs. But...
  • Keerthy replaces Mia in Malayalam film 'Ring Master' December 7, 2013

    After making her debut along with Mohanlal in 'Geethanjali', Keerthy Suresh has bagged another project. She will be seen opposite Dileep in Malayalam film 'Ring Master'. Earlier, Mia was signed for the role but later Keerthy stepped into her shoes. Directed by Rafi, Keerthy will be seen in the seen...
  • Manna Dey: The last of the great male playback singers October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: With the death of Prabodh Chandra Dey aka Manna Dey, we have lost the last pillar of the legendary playback singers of Hindi cinema. With Rafi, Kishore and Mukesh long gone, with Mana Dey's demise the tradition of the singers who excelled without any support from technology, has...
  • Rafi wins Greatest Voice of Hindi Cinema poll August 15, 2013

    CNNIBN had asked you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Hindi cinema from the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi. IBNLive readers voted for legendary singer Mohammad Rafi as the winner amongst the legends of Hindi cinema music. Rafi sang close to...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Mukesh August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Kishore Kumar August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Asha Bhosle August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Lata Mangeshkar August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinemas Greatest Voice: Mohammad Rafi August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Poll: Who is Hindi film music's greatest voice Asha, Kishore, Lata, Mukesh or Rafi? August 9, 2013

    Who is the greatest singer in Hindi film music? Asha Bhosle, the voice that defined romance or Kishore Kumar, the voice that still resonates with the youth or Lata Mangeshkar, the voice that made leaders cry or Mohammed Rafi, the golden voice or Mukesh, the voice of patriotism? Vote for...
  • IMGReliance commences football training camp in Mumbai August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: IMGReliance, the commercial partners of the All India Football Federation, on Friday commenced a onemonth long trainingcumconditioning camp for its contracted players at the Cooperage Ground here. Twentyfour players, including Syed Nabi, Subrata Paul, Gouramangi Singh, Nirmal Chettri, Ishfaq Ahmed, Renedy Singh, Mohammed Rafi, NP Pradeep joined the trainingcumconditioning camp...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Mohammad Rafi March 23, 2013

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi through the years. ...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary Mohammad Rafi March 16, 2013

    This week on Evergreen Voices, we look back at the golden years of the legendary singer Mohammad Rafi. ...
  • Talent is in abundance in Santosh Trophy: Rafi March 1, 2013

    Kochi: Former India striker Mohammed Rafi feels that the 67th edition of the Santosh Trophy, missing big names, is actually a blessing in disguise for the youngsters. "It's true that the big names are missing in the Santosh Trophy nowadays. But I look at things from a different perspective. There...
  • Amitabh Bachchan launches Rafi book November 27, 2012

    One of the greatest singing talents, Mohammad Rafi continues to enthrall generations with his voice even after 32 years. Amitabh Bachchan recently launched a memoir called Mohammed Rafi My Abba in Mumbai. Available in both Hindi and English, this memoir throws light on the life a deeply private man. And for all...
  • Wait, Mohammad Rafi sang...what? November 26, 2012

    The hilarious English translation of Mohammad Rafi's song 'Hum Kalein Hain Toh Kya Hua Diwale Hai' was sung by the master himself. While the Hindi number from the 1965 thriller 'Gumnaam' was a huge hit, the English version The she I love is a beautiful, beautiful dream come true'...
  • Shabbir Kumar to take legal action against Lata October 18, 2012

    Raigadh: After Mohammad Rafi's son expressed outrage at Lata Mangeshkar's claims about a letter of apology written to her by the late singer, former vocalist Shabbir Kumar has now challenged the songstress to show the letter containing the purported apology. "Lata ji's claims that Rafi saab had written her a...
  • Lata Mangeshkar was insecure of my father: Mohd Rafi's son September 27, 2012

    Legendary singer Mohammed Rafi's son Shahid has accused veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar of trying to malign his father's image. Lata, in a recent interview, claimed that Rafi, after a fallout with her over an issue of royalty, had written a letter of apology to her, adding that although the letter...
  • Lata is insecure of my father's success: Rafi's son September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Shahid Rafi, son of legendary playback singer Mohammad Rafi, has refuted claims by Lata Mangeshkar that his father had sent her an apology letter to resolve an issue between them. He said that he feels strongly about Lata's allegations as his father "has never been involved in a controversy before...
  • Rafi and Mecartin to split after 'Mumbai Dosth' June 9, 2012

    At 11 p.m. on November 11, 2007, Mecartin experienced an uneasiness within himself. He felt cold and began shivering. Mecartin was at Ottapallam for the shooting of the film, 'Romeo'. "I had a sixth sense that something was wrong," says Mecartin. "I feared that I would slide into unconsciousness." He called...
  • Director Shafi titles his next as '101 weddings' June 8, 2012

    Already a family man, director Shafi is now ready for another 101 weddings. Yes, the director seems to have loved his wedding so much that he has named his new movie as '101 weddings', the shoot for which will start by next month. Interestingly the movie will be the debut...
  • US ends funding for Pakistan's Sesame Street June 6, 2012

    Kabul: The US has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of "Sesame Street" in response to alleged corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative, US officials said on Tuesday. The organisation in question is the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop, a group based...
  • Mollywood director duo RafiMecartin to split May 24, 2012

    After working together for 24 long years, one of the biggest brand of directors of Mollywood RafiMecartin is heading for a separation. As per the latest details, their last movie together will be Prithviraj's 'Mumbai Dhosth' all set to start the shoot by the month of June. Howly Pottur will...
  • Mohanlal to play the lead in RafiMecartin film April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The code to make an exuberant comic entertainer is not easy to crack. But for the duo of Rafi and Mecartin, making a comic drama is not something they sweat over. In fact, it's a challenge that they are always eager to take up. The writersturneddirectors are coming...
  • Birthday Playlist: The best of Mohammad Rafi December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Born on December 24, 1924, legendary singer Mohammad Rafi began his singing career by chanting the notes that a 'fakir' (Muslim saint) sung in his village. Rafi remains one of India's greatest singers who lent his voice to Bollywood megastars including Amitabh Bachchan, Shammi Kapoor, Dharmendra and Dev...
  • Dev Anand remembers late Mohammed Rafi July 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Dev Anand remembered Mohammed Rafi on his 31st death anniversary on Sunday, saying the legendary singer was one of the greatest souls. "Rafi's death anniversary is today but he is indeed immortal and (I) always feel he is around and in our hearts n soul I admire...
  • There will never be another Rafi: Shahid Rafi July 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The baadshah of Bollywood playback singing, Mohammed Rafi, who gave Indian cinema 40 golden years of haunting melodies, was one of the few survivors in the industry who lived through its hard glitter with his soul in place, says his son and biographer Shahid Rafi. Shahid, who is penning...
  • Asha Bhosle turns 77 September 8, 2010

    Asha Bhosle turns 77 today and age certainly isn't catching up with her she has just unveiled new songs at a Mumbai radio station ...