Bollywood gets nostalgic remembering the legendary singer Mohd Rafi on his 93rd birth anniversary. On account of his birth anniversary, many Bollywood celebrities tweeted paying respect to the most melodious singer the Indian music industry ever had. Celebs like Lata Mangeshkar, Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff used words like ‘immortal’, ‘kind’ and ‘gentle’ to describe the melody king Mohd Rafi.
Born on December 24, 1924, Rafi ventured into the Indian music industry as a playback singer in 1941 and never looked back till his sudden death in 1980 at the age of 55. He is best known for his songs like "Yeh duniya yeh mehfil", "Chura liya hai tumne", "Tum jo mil gaye ho" and "Kya hua tera wada".
Search engine Google also dedicated its doodle to Rafi showing him recording in a studio, while actors are lip syncing onscreen.
Here's what the film fraternity said on his birth anniversary on Twitter.
Lata Mangeshkar: Today is great singer Mohammed Rafi's birthday. Rafi was a kind and gentle man. I pay homage to his memories.
Namaskar.Aaj mahan gayak Mohammed Rafi sahab ki jayanti hai.Rafi sahab ek bahut nek aur sharif insan the.Main unki yaad ko namaskar karti hun. https://t.co/MtxusIoKtO— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 24, 2017
Jackie Shroff: ‘Mujhe dard e dil ka pata na tha mujhe aap kisliye mil gaye'. Always in our heart. Happy birthday Mohammed Rafi.
Mujhe dard e dil ka pata na tha mujhe aap kisliye mil gaye..always in our heart #happybirthdaymohammedrafi saab— Jackie Shroff (@bindasbhidu) December 24, 2017
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: ‘Palkon ke peeche se'. One of my favourite songs of Rafi. Remembering him today on his birth anniversary.
Palkon ke peeche se kya tumne keh daala,— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) December 24, 2017
Phir se toh farmana .....one of my favorite songs of Rafi Sahab. Remembering him today on his birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/RZ6boNtkI6
Vishal Dadlani: Rafi, the immortal.
Rafi-saab, the immortal. https://t.co/EvomN9tZjt— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) December 24, 2017
Armaan Malik: Here's a small tribute to one of my favourite singers -- the legendary Mohammed Rafi. Today is his 93rd birth anniversary. Sir, you continue to live on in our hearts and souls.
Here’s a small tribute to one of my favourite singers.. the legendary Mohd Rafi Sahab. Today is his 93rd Birth Anniversary.— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) December 24, 2017
Sir, you continue to live on in our hearts and souls ♥️🙏🏻 #MohammedRafi #DeewanaHuaBadal pic.twitter.com/i64B1vSPgT
Remembering #MohammedRafi Saab on his 93rd birth anniversary. (24/12) What are your favorite songs of him? #Rafi #mohdrafi @iamrana @SrBachchan @bhawanasomaaya @NavedJafri_BOO @chintskap pic.twitter.com/99qGLSK9Hq— Ajaz Khan (@AjazkhanActor) December 23, 2017
(With IANS Inputs)