Google Doodle commemorates singer Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd birthday

NEW DELHI: Google India on Sunday commemorated iconic playback singer Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd birthday with a ‘Google Doodle.’
The Doodle, created by Mumbai-based illustrator Sajid Shaikh, “shows the journeys of famous Rafi songs as they progressed from the studio, onto the silver screen and into the hearts of fans forever.”

Google India’s Twitter handle described the legendary singer, who has almost 5,000 songs to his credit, as “the man who wrote his legacy through the words he sang.”

Rafi’s reputation as the “king of playback singing” in Bollywood is well-buttressed by his repertoire, spanning a variety of genres – romance, rock and roll, and classical music – and across several languages, including Hindi, English, Arabic, Persian, Sinhalese, Creole, and Dutch.

Interestingly, Rafi’s musical talent was recognised by those around him, including his brother, when he was still a young child.

The singer was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Indian government in 1967.

In 1977, he won the National Award for the song ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’ from the film ‘Hum Kisise Kum Naheen.’

Some of Rafi’s best-known songs are ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho’, ‘Dil Ke Jharoke Mein’, and ‘Baharo Phool Barsao’.

Bron: ETimes
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