Mohammed Rafi fans celebrate his 86th birth anniversary in Delhi

MUMBAI:  Mohammed Rafi’s fans got together on his 86th birth anniversary in New Delhi to remember the singer.

The function was organized by Spectrum Music, a new Forum founded by SL Bhola to promote vintage music by organizing functions in memories of playback singers and film music directors of yesteryears. This first function was in memory of Rafi.

The chief guest of the evening Yaadgar-E- Rafi Society chairman and sakha Amarjit Singh Kohli said that Rafi due to his versatility has the greatest fan following amongst young upcoming singers. He felt that it is possible to train young singers through a select-course of Rafi’s songs. He appealed to music researchers and faculties of music of various universities to design such a training course by establishing an Institute of Rafi Music.

Bhola invited people interested in promoting vintage music to lend him a helping hand. Rafi Foundation Memorial Society chairman Triloki Nath said, that the coming generations will wonder and question their grandparents whether this variety of songs were really sung by the same person.

Rafi was born on 24 December, 1924 in village Kotla Sultan Singh of Amritsar district and died on 31July, 1980 in Mumbai. He made his debut in Punjabi Film Gul Baloch in 1944.