Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today paid homage to legendary Hindi singer Mohammad Rafi on his death anniversary on Tuesday.
In a message released by Chief Minister, he mentioned that world-famous Hindi film singer had recorded more than 26 thousand songs in his melodious voice in a career spanning four decades from the year 1940-1980.
Listeners were enthralled with his enchanting melodies which depicted ups and downs of human life.
His voice replicated Indian emotions and sentiments. Chief Minister said that Mohammad Rafi sang Chhattisgarhi songs also.
His first film was ‘Kahi Debe Sandesh’ produced-directed by Mr. Manu Naik. The lyrics had been written by (Late) Dr. Hanumant Naidu Rajdeep.
It may be recalled that singer Rafi was born on 24 December 1924 at Kotla Sultan Singh Amritsar (Punjab) and passed away at Mumbai on 31 July 1980. He was awarded Padmasri in 1965.>