3 Interesting stories about Mohammad Rafi to prove how great he was.

Mohammad Rafi, the name needs no Introduction to music lovers of every generation and not just in India but all over the world. Rafi Sahab was known for his voice quality and variations. In his musical career, Rafi Sahab has sung more than7400 songs in different languages and genres. He was the first artist who understood how the playback singing works, and how he could transform his voice quality and style to the style of the actor in the film.
Interesting rare stories about Mohammad Rafi
Interesting stories and facts about Mohammad Rafi

Every single person who knew Mohd. Rafi in the industry has only talked about how great and humble he was. Here are some of the stories that we have heard and proves what a great human being Rafi Sahab was.

Mohammad Rafi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

Rafi Sahab had sung for almost all the music directors of his generation. But the music director for whom he has sung the most song were the duo, Laxmikant-Pyarelal. He sang 369 songs with them and given us some of the greatest songs of Bollywood. Laxmikant and Pyarelal both were musician and has worked with Rafi Sahab but not as music directors. When they debuted as music director they chose Mohd. Rafi to sing their first song. Rafi Sahab told the duo that since it’s their first song as music director, he won’t take any money(fee) for it.
Mohammad Rafi Laxmikant Pyarelal most songs record
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Interesting fact about Mohammad Rafi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal : Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s first song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and Rafi Sahab’s last song was composed by the same music director duo.

Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar

Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar fight
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Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar – the two greatest gems of Indian music didn’t work with each other for six long years. The two had different opinions on singers getting royalty for their songs in the films. Rafi Sahab said that once the singer has been paid for the song he shouldn’t expect more money in form of royalty from the film makers, while Lata Ji had different views on it. She said that singers should get royalty for their songs. We can’t say who was right and who was wrong, but we surely missed 6 years of these two great artist coming together and blessing us with some more beautiful songs.

Rafi Sahab’s hard work.

Interesting story about Mohammad Rafi and Naushad
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Hardwork is the key to success, every true artist has hundreds of stories to tell about their struggle and hardwork and Rafi Sahab was no exception. Once When Rafi Sahab was working with Naushad, one day after the recording, Rafi Sahab came out of the studio and just stayed there. Two hours later when Naushad came out of the studio he saw Rafi Sahab and asked him why he hasn’t gone home since his recording was done two hours ago. Rafi Sahab told him that he didn’t have any money for the train ticket to go home. Naushad told Rafi Sahab that he should have come in the studio and asked him for money, on which Rafi Sahab replied that how could he ask for money when the recording isn’t finished, so he decided to stay outside the studio and finish the recording next day and then as he would get his fee, he could go home. Hearing that Naushad sahab just stood their with wet eyes staring at this great man.