|Posted by sudarshan pandey, kolkata on July 31, 2009 at 5:55 PM|
We are thankful to God who sent Md. Rafi to this earth. Jitna bhi kahoon, sooraj ko diya dikhane ke baraabar hoga. That's why I am quoting Shankerji (of Shanker-Jaikishen duo):
"Rafi Miya was of course the best. There was some jaadoo in his voice that appealed to both the ganwar and the sophisticate. Some of his songs like Yeh aasoon mere dil ki zuban hai, touch people even today.
More important, he was a great person...a sharif man. If you told him you couldn't pay him immediately, he'd refuse to take it even later when you offered him the money.
Sometimes, a song would make him so happy, he would refuse to take the payment for singing it. The pleasure he got out of singing them was his reimbursement. He donated to charitable causes very generously and never spoke ill of anyone. No praise is enough for Rafimiya...there can never be a man like him."
For full text please visit http://shanker-jaikishen.blogspot.com