Mohammed Rafi – Magic To Ears


There was one post that was long overdue.. Mohammed Rafi or Rafi Sahab is one of the top playback singers of Hindi Cinema.. though he did make several appearances in many of the other Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane (RMSGs) sequels notably the ones featuring Shammi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Sahir Ludhianvi.. he deserved to be here much earlier and maybe one reason could be the great difficulty in selecting just 16 songs and doing justice to the list..

The compilation is driven by the fact that KVPB alumni Mahesh Alagappa (three years senior) – a great influence during the two years at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Aberdeen Bazaar, at Port Blair.. had mentioned in a response to my post in KVPB alumni that though he liked Kishore Da.. he was more of a fan of Rafi Sahab.. Compilation on Rafi Sahab here may not really have all of his favourite songs yet it is hoped that he would atleast enjoy a few of them.. I really wanted to highlight the fact that Rafi Sahab rendered his voice to almost every top actor of Hindi cinema.. in fact it is sad that I could not include Shashi Kapoor’s Yahan mai ajnabi hoon (Jab Jab Phool Khile) and a rare Raj Kapoor song Baazi kisi ne pyaar ki jeeti Ya haar di (Nazrana)..

रुपये में सोलह गाने – मोहम्मद रफ़ी

1. ये रेशमी जुल्फ़ें ये शर्बती आंखें – दो रास्ते – राजेश खन्ना
2. बहारों फूल बरसाओ मेर महबूब आया है – सूरज – राजेंद्र कुमार
3. जॉन जॉनी जनार्दन – नसीब – अमिताभ बच्चन
4. परदा है परदा – अमर अकबर एंथनी – ऋषि कपूर
5. पत्थर के सनम तुझे हमने – पत्थर के सनम – मनोज कुमार
6. मेरे दुश्मन तू मेरी दोस्ती को तरसे – आये दिन बहार के – धर्मेंद्र
7. जाने वालों जरा मुड़ के देखो मुझे – दोस्ती – सुशील कुमार
8. अपनी आंखों में बसाकर कोई इकरार करूं – ठोकर – बलदेव खोसा
9. सुहानी रात ढल चुकी – दुलारी – सुरेश
10. छू लेने दो नाज़ुक होंठों को – काजल – राज कुमार
11. मन तड़पत हरि दर्शन को आज – बैजू बावरा – भरत भूषण
12. आज पुरानी राहों से कोई मुझे आवाज़ न दे – दिलीप कुमार
13. खिलौना जानकर तुम तो – खिलौना – संजीव कुमार
14. तुम मुझे यूं भुला ना पाओगे – पगला कहीं का – शम्मी कपूर
15. जिन्हें नाज़ है हिंद पर वो कहां है – प्यासा – गुरु दत्त
16. मेरी आवाज़ सुनो प्यार का राग सुनो – नौनिहाल – पंडित नेहरु की शवयात्रा

Abhaya Sharma, My 09 2017

PS It is probably the first time that I have posted two RMSGs on same date.. I do not really know if Mani (Alagappa) Sir, who had been away from India had time to listen Hindi music.. I did have an opportunity to meet Mahesh Sir at his Belapur office once alongwith another KVPB alumni Sudhakar.. it is OK if he could not quite relate to me as well as I could relate to him.. however, I have shared much thoughts with Mani Sir on net.. One of them is elder to the other by few minutes or maybe hours to the other..

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