Cultural Unit Kashmir remembers Melody King Mohammad Rafi.

Srinagar December 24 (KNS): Legendry playback singer and the melody King Mohammad Rafi was today remembered by his fans and artistes of Kashmir here on his 98th birth anniversary at Pandit Bhajan Sopori auditorium DIPR.

The program" Rafi ki yaad mein "was organised by cultural unit kashmir, department of Information and Public Relations where 
the artistes, singers and music composers of Kashmir  paid glowing tributes to the legendry singer.

The participants including  budding and senior singers sang Muhammad Rafi's favourites on the occasion.

Former station director AIR Srinagar Syed Humayu Qaiser share some of the personal experiences as he has met Mohammad Rafi and watched his live concert some decades back. 
He said the melodious voice of Rafi had become the identity of the most of the yesteryear Bollywood icons. He said it was the voice of Rafi that made many yesteryear actors into stars. 

Senior broadcaster, poet and AIR Srinagar officer Ghulam Rasool Akhoon highlighted some interesting dimensions of the late legendry Bollywood singer.
Akhoon said the songs sung by Rafi Sahab will keep him alive  always in the hearts of all music lovers in Kashmir and elsewhere.

The singers who sang melodious songs of Muhammad Rafi  include M. Shafi Malik, Bilal Shah Jahan, Shiekh Mushtaq, Suhail Mohi-ud-Din, Jameela Rashid  Waseem Raja, Farooq Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad, Dilbir Singh, Zahid, Sarwar and Basit. 

AECO Cultural unit Syed Shakeel Shan while conducting the proceedings said that the Indian melody King Mohammad Rafi has been an inspiration to scores of singers across the country. There are thousands of old and young people in kashmir who are crazy about Rafi's divine voice, Shan added. 

Cultural Officer Burhan Hussain appreciated and encouraged the participating artists for showing their immense love and respect for Mohammad Rafi. He further said that such musical tributes will keep Rafi alive in the hearts of all the people and his fans in particular. 

Besides noted Singer Waheed Jeelani, Punjabi pop star King Paul Singh, the function was attended by the prominent singers, music lovers, fans of Rafi, college students, faculty members and officers of Information Department.

All the participating singers and speakers were honoured with momentos and certificates.(KNS)

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