Mohammed Rafi

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Mohammed Rafi is a Indian, Playback Singer. Mohammed Rafi was born on 24 December 1924 in the Kotla Sultan Singh village (near Amritsar) of Punjab and his real age is 95 years 6 months .

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Quick Info

DOB Birthday
12/24/1924
(M/D/Y)

Gender Gender
Male
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profession Occupation
Playback Singer
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age Current Age 
95 years, 6 months, 16 days, 15 hours, 11 minutes, 28 seconds.
34897 Total days

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Article Type: BiographyCategory: Playback SingerIndustry/Sector: Not Known
NameMohammed Rafi
Real NameMohammed Rafi
Pet / Nick NamePheeko
SexMale
NationalityIndian
ProfessionPlayback Singer
OriginNot Sure

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Mohammed Rafi Age (Current)95 years 6 months 16 days old
Date Of Birth (DOB) (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceSultan Singh village (near Amritsar)
Zodiac SignCAPRICORN
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadAlive
Date Of Death (DOD)-- 31 July 1980Age (at the time of death) 55 Years (M/D/Y)
After Death Timeline0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Zero SizeN/A
Mohammed Rafi's Height(approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm in meters- 1.70 m in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight(approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg in pounds- 187 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBlack Eyes
Nose TypePerfect
Hair ColourBlack
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo
BeardN/A

Attitude

NatureExtroversion
CharacterGuardians
PositiveHumble
NegativeNot Known

Father, Mother, Family Details

Mohammed Rafi FatherHajji Ali Mohammed
MotherAllah Rakhi
No. Of. Brothers5
No. Of. Sisters2
Brother(s)Mohammed Safi, Mohammed Deen, Mohammed Ismail, Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohammed Siddique
Sister(s)Chirag Bibi, Reshma Bibi

Family Photos and Details

Father – Hajji Ali Mohammed

Childhood Photo of Mohammed Rafi with his father

Mother – Allah Rakhi

Brothers – Mohammed Safi, Mohammed Deen, Mohammed Ismail, Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohammed Siddique

Mohammed Rafi With His Brothers

Sisters – Chirag Bibi, Reshma Bibi

 

Mohammed Rafi With His Father And Children

Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends

Mohammed Rafi Relationship StatusCommitted
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeLove Come Arrange Marriage
SpouseBasheera Bibi (First Wife), Bilquis Bano (Second Wife)

Affairs/Girlfriends – Bilquis Bano

Wedding Details

Mohammed Rafi's Wedding Date-
Together Timeline- 0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
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Divorce Date-
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Son-Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids4
No.Of. Female Kids3

Children Details

Sons – Saeed (First Wife), Khalid, Hamid, Sahid (Second Wife)

Mohammed Rafi With His Sons

Daughters- Parveen, Yashmin, Nashreen (From Second Wife)

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

ReligionIslam
Mohammed Rafi's CasteFather - Not Known
Mother - Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginNot Sure
Home TownLahore, Punjab, then British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan)
Mohammed Rafi's Current CityLahore, Punjab, then British India (now in Punjab, Pakistan)
AddressRafi Mansion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Education, Qualification

SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Mohammed Rafi's QualificationNot Known
Other Education NotesNot Known

Facts

Life Style

Does Mohammed Rafi, Consume Alcohol?Not Sure Yet
Does Mohammed Rafi, Smoke Cigarettes?Not Sure Yet
Will Drive?Yes
Is Mohammed Rafi, Swims?Not Sure Yet
Is Mohammed Rafi, Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?Yes
Is Mohammed Rafi, a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Mohammed Rafi's HobbiesMovies
FoodNot a foodie
MusicDisco
SportsPrefer watching sports
  • He learned classical music from Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan, Pandit Jeevan Lal Mattoo, and Feroz Nizami.
  • Rafi was invited by All India Radio Station to sing in 1941.
  • Apart from singing in Indian languages, he had also sung in foreign languages such as English, Farsi, Arabic, Sinhalese, Creole, and Dutch.
  • He moved to Mumbai in 1944 and lived there with Hameed Sahab in a rented ten-by-ten feet room in Bhendi Bazar area.
  • Rafi appeared on the screen for the song “Tera Jalwa Jis Ne Dekha” from the movie “Laila Majnu (1976)” and “Wo Apni Yaad Dilane Ko” from the movie “Jugnu (1973).”
  • Rafi considered K. L. Saigal as his idol and was influenced by G. M. Durrani. He even followed their singing style during the initial days of his career.
  • After the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, the team of Husanlal Bhagatram-Rajendra Krishnan and Rafi created a song titled, “Suno Suno Ae Duniyawalon, Bapuji Ki Amar Kahaani” overnight. Rafi was then invited by Jawaharlal Nehru, to sing at his house.
  • His song “Tu Kahin Aas Paas Hai Dost” for the composer Laxmikant-Pyarelal was recorded just hours before his death.
  • Rafi along with Lata Mangeshkar was voted the most popular playback singer in a poll conducted by Outlook Magazine in 2010. The same survey voted “Man Re Tu Kahe Na (Chitralekha (1964)),” as number one song and “Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hai(Guide (1965)),” and “Din Dhal Jaye Haye,” as the second.
  • Numerous Indian playback singers such as Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet, Armaan Malik, Udit Narayan, Arijit Singh, and many more consider Rafi as their inspiration.
  • The ‘Padma Shri Mohammed Rafi Chowk’ in the Bandra suburbs of Mumbai is named after him.
Padma Shri Mohammed Rafi Chowk
  • The official biography tilted, ‘Mohammed Rafi: Golden Voice of the Silver Screen’ was written by Shahid Rafi and Sujata Dev and was launched on his 91st birth anniversary.

  • Mohammed Rafi’s nickname is Pheeko.
  • At the age of 13, Rafi made his first public appearance in Lahore where he sang a song by K. L. Saigal.
  • When he was 10 years old, there used to be a fakir (a Muslim (or, loosely, a Hindu) religious ascetic who lives solely on alms) who would roam in his village and sing. Being fascinated by Fakir’s singing, Mohammed used to follow the Fakir and listen to him sing. The fakir was a great influence on his singing.
  • Rafi’s father was against his singing and would often beat him when Rafi talked about becoming a singer.
  • According to Naushad, Rafi came to him with a letter of recommendation from his father. The first time Rafi worked for Naushad was “Hindustan Ke Hum Hain” from the film “Pehle Aap (1944).”
  • Naushad was Rafi’s mentor and was the one who helped Rafi to establish himself as one of the prominent singers of the Indian film industry.
Mohammed Rafi with Naushad
  • According to Rafi, one of his favourite songs is “Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki,” which was sung by him.
  • According to the poll conducted by BBC Asia Network , ‘Bahaaron Phool Barsao’ was voted as the most popular Hindi song.
  • In an interview with BBC, Rafi admitted that he had cried during the recording of the song ‘Babul Ki Duaen Leti Ja.’
  • On 31 July 2010, his son Shahid Rafi launched Mohammed Rafi Academy on the occasion of his father’s 30th death anniversary. It imparts training to individuals in Indian classical and contemporary music.
  • On his 93rd birthday, Google showed a commemorative doodle on its homepage.
Mohammed Rafi’s Google Doodle
  • He liked to play badminton and carrom.
Mohammed Rafi playing badminton

Gossips, Controversies

  • In the early 1960s, there was a fallout between Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi. Lata demanded for the royalty for the songs they sing and asked Rafi to support her opinion. Instead of supporting her, Rafi went the other way. Rafi said that when producers pay the fees, a singer demand for a song, the singer would not have a share in the royalties. As a result, Lata and Rafi did not sing for about 2-3 years together after this. The veteran music director, Jaikishan finally helped them to reconcile.
Mohammed Rafi With Lata Mangeshkar And Jaikishan
  • In 2012, Lata Mangeshkar in an interview stated that she had only decided to sing with Rafi after he wrote an apology letter to her. After this incident, Rafi’s son Shahid called her action as an act to dishonour his father. He further added that if it were true then she should produce that letter in front of everyone and if she failed to do so, Shahid would file a case against her.
  • Lata Mangeshkar and Rafi were involved in a controversy over Lata’s entry into Guinness Book of World Records. In a letter, dated 11 June 1977, he challenged that the number of songs he had recorded was more than that of Lata’s. After Rafi’s death, Guinness clarified the fact and named her for the ‘Most Recorded Songs’ in 1991, the Guinness book entry of both Lata and Rafi were later deleted.

Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Mohammed Rafi's Salaryapprox
AssetsMillion USD (approx)
Net Worth(Approx) $20-30 million

Movable and Immovable Assets

He owned Fiat Padmini and Impala.

Mohammed Rafi with his car

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorKishore Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar
Favourite ActressesMadhubala, Rekha, Sadhna, Nargis Dutt
Favourite Film(s)Not Known
Favourite Director(s)Not Known
Favourite FoodNot Known
Favourite DrinkNot Sure
Favourite FruitApricots, Elderberry
Preferred OutfitYet To Update
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Not Known
Mohammed Rafi's Favourite ColourBrown, Red & White
Favourite MusicianNot Known
Favourite Singer(s)K. L. Saigal, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Prefer watching sports

Social Media

Facebook

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Instagrm

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Twitter

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Youtube

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Wikipedia

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Career

He made his debut as a playback singer with the song “Soniye Nee, Heeriye Nee” from the Punjabi film “Gul Baloch (1944),” in which he sang along with Zeenat Begum. He made his Bollywood debut as a playback singer with the song ‘Aji Dil Ho Kaabu Me’ from the film “Gaon Ki Gori (1945).”

He had worked with several music composers such as Naushad, S. D. Burman, Shankar-Jaikishan, O. P. Nayyar, Ravi, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, and many more.

Famous Songs

  • Dekhi Zamaney Ki Yaari
  • Kya Hua Tera Vada
  • Maine Poocha Chaand Se
  • Khoya Khoya Chaand
  • Aye Watan
  • Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna
  • Baney Chahe Dushman
  • Chura Liya
  • Jaanu Meri Jaan
  • Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar
  • Bahaaron Phool Barsao
  • Chaudhvin Ka Chand
  • Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra

Honors, Awards

  • Honoured with a silver medal from Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (first Prime Minister of independent India) on the first anniversary of India’s Independence Day in 1948.
  • Padma Shri in 1967
  • National Award for the song “Kya Hua Tera Wada” from the film “Hum Kisise Kum Naheen” in 1977

Filmfare Awards

  • Best Playback Singer for the song “Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho” from the film “Chaudhvin Ka Chand” in 1960
Mohammed Rafi Receiving Filmfare
  • Best Playback Singer for the song “Teri Pyaari Pyaari Surat Ko” from the film “Sasural” in 1961
  • Best Playback Singer for the song “Chahunga Main Tujhe” from the film “Dosti” in 1964
  • Best Playback Singer for the song “Baharo Phool Barsao” from the film “Suraj” in 1966
  • Best Playback Singer for the song “Dil Ke Jharoke Mein” from the film “Brahmachari” in 1968
  • Best Playback Singer for the song “Kya Hua Tera Wada” from the film “Hum Kisise Kum Naheen” in 1977

Photos

Mohammed Rafi’s Family
Mohammed Rafi’s family tree
Mohammed Rafi’s burial

Videos

 

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