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The Rafi Foundation will pay tributes to the memory of legends Mohd. Rafi
and Shailendra in a dedicated musical extravaganza of nostalgic hindi film
songs on December 9 at Borivli LIC Colony's Nutan Hall from 6.45 p.m.

Lyricist Shailendra wrote about one thousand songs, most of them evergreen
and timeless numbers. In his two decade career his songs from films like
Guide, Barsaat, Awara, Shri 420, Parakh, Madhumati, Andaz, Anari, Daag,
Chori Chori, Ujala, and many others remain incomparable masterpieces and
'great works of art'.

Melodious Mofd. Rafi, the musical genius and genial singer still rules the
hearts of music lovers long after his passing away 27 years ago in July 1980.
Some of Rafi's rare soulful numbers and duets including "Saranga Tere Yaad
Mein (Rafi Version), Carvan Gujar Gaee, Diwana Aadmi Ko Banati Hai
Rotiyan, Tu Ganga Ki Mauj, among others will be presented by popular
singers like Aawez Darbar, Kakaji J.P., A. Narayan and Aparna.

Besides songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar & Mukesh penned by Shailendra will
also be presented at the musical show.

The family members of Shailendra and Mohd. Rafi will mark their presence
and December 9 happens to be the birthday of Shaily Shailendra, who
completed the jewel of a song "Jeena Yahan, Marna Yahan, Iske Siva Jana
Kahan at age 14 soon after his dad Shailendra's sudden departure in 1965/

The Rafi Foundation has also appealed to the government to honour Mohd.
Rafi with the highest civilian award 'the Bharat Ratna' – posthumously.

From Binu Nair

The Rafi Foundation