Mumbai: Remembering late playback singer Mohammed Rafi on his 90th birth anniversary Wednesday, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar said that his heart-warming tracks are evergreen and will continue to enjoy a fan following for years to come.
“Greetings, today is renowned singer Mohammed Rafi's 90th birth anniversary. I am sure that his work will be remembered for 1,000 years to come and will keep entertaining people,” she tweeted.
The singer also posted a link of her favourite song by the playback singer “Dil ka bhanwar kare pukar”. It starred late actor Dev Anand.
Rafi was born Dec 24, 1924. He died at the age of 55 on July 31, 1980, following a massive heart attack, leaving behind a wealth of over 5,000 songs, which he rendered during his 35-year-long singing career.
During his lifetime, Rafi was conferred with the Padmashri, National Film Award, Best National Singer Award, and Filmfare Awards, besides many other national and international honours.
Lata has sung several hit duets with Rafi like "Kitna pyara wada hai" and "Chadti jawani meri chaal mastani".