‘This time of elixir is not for dreaming, but for fulfilling purposes’. An article on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav written by Prof

Nirmalendu Saha, Senior Journalist.

Rafi Saab’s voice is Awami Amanat and I am lucky Nirmalendu that I have dared to write a book on a personality like Rafi Saab. This book has about 2400 pages. Is my purpose behind writing this book just because Rafi Saab didn’t get Bharat Ratna award?

Covering the pain of the whole world, when God was not able to understand that who should entrust this pain, who could keep this pain safe. One who can remove the pain of others, can share and bring peace to sad people for a while, who can make others laugh, can inspire people to protect the country, and sing this song praising parents. He can do it “… Take it, take the blessings of the parents.” Who can give good advice to others while walking on the path of righteousness and can drive people crazy with his sweet and charismatic voice. In this situation, his eyes suddenly fell on the seven-year-old boy of Kotla Sultan Singh, who was following a fakir. This was an everyday story. The fakir sang and that boy also hummed the fakir’s songs again.

The fakir sang and the singer imitated him. God saw that there was also a smell in that child’s cry. If you laughed, you would start showering flowers. He realized that this is a good servant of God and that this person can not only carry this burden, but also remove the pains of others. What was it, God mixed that pain in that boy’s voice. Gradually that boy grew up and one day that boy became famous as Mohammad Rafi. He had rightly sung that ‘…Mujhko mere baad jaana dhoongega, dil ka suna saj tarana dhoongega’. Yes, he had spoken the truth, because even today we continue to enjoy the songs sung by him.

It is not possible for any singer to sing painful songs like ‘Toote Khwabon Mein…’ or ‘Aaj Ki Raat Mere Dil Ki Salami Le…’ in a very nice way, but Rafi Saab It is strange. Indeed, after 1950, playing with raga raginis such as- ‘Radhika dances re in Madhuban…’ ‘Who should present the procession of Rang and Noor…’, ‘Have you found what it looks like… ‘ , ‘I will have to fulfill what I promised…’; Singing songs like ‘Wadiyan Mera Daman…’ was not something new for him. For him in the fifties and sixties, this kind of singing had become something of a sport. There is also a fact that God had given him the best voice quality and crystal tone as a birth gift.

classical singing such as- ‘Radhike Tune Bansari Churai Bansari Churai Kya…’; He was also expert in ‘Madhuban Mein Radhika Naache Re…’. Perhaps this is the reason why she could sing any song with ease, be it the up scale song ‘Man Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko…’ or the down scale song ‘Koi Sagar Dil Ko Bahleta Nahi…’ both ranges He was an expert at this. He was also an expert in farewell songs, such as: “Let go the blessings of Babylon, may you have a happy world.”

Whose voice is called the voice of God, whose voice the age is mad, to say anything about that voice is like pointing a lamp at the sun. KL Sehgal, who is considered Bhishma Pitamah among playback singers, once blessed Rafi Saab and said, “Tu ek din very bada singer banega.” Yes, his words have proven true.

Answering a question about Rafi Saab, AR Rahman said that Rafi Saab’s voice is the soul of that era. it is soul This era means the 50s, 60s and 70s. In fact, in this era, when Rafi Saab’s voice echoes in our minds in the form of an anthem and when he sings – ‘Sukh ke sab sathi, dukh me na koi. ..’, then in the morning the mind begins to sway with happiness. . . We all know that a human being lives by his work and his fun and that’s why we can say with the affirmation that Rafi saab will also live till death, because the people who listened to him are still alive today. If it is said that the diamond is lost, it will probably not be wrong, because it came to this land from far away and went away singing this song ‘…Badi far se aaye hai, pyar ka tohfa leye hai’ Yes, there is no doubt that they have come a long way and come a long way. In fact it has been said in the Gita that “Karmanyevadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachan”.

That is, you have the right to act only, never in fruits and probably that is why Rafi Saab also believed in doing work. Neither enmity with Kahu nor friendship with anyone. Even at night if he was called to record, he would never turn anyone down. In fact, when he continued to follow the same principle of karma, he would be sung songs like “Where the golden bird sits on the branch, that India is my country…”.

Everyone praises Rafi Saab, but no one starts a campaign to get him Bharat Ratna. In this situation it becomes the ultimate duty of all the ruffians i.e. Rafi Saab devotees that we all together must write a letter to the Government of India especially the President and Modi ji under a mission that Rafi Saab should be awarded the Bharat Ratna. In fact, I think this will be the true tribute to Rafi Saab fans. We all ruffians will wait till Qayamat to get him Bharat Ratna… Yes we will wait till Qayamat.

There is also a bitter truth that people who are special for Bharat Ratna in India, get Bharat Ratna quickly, which is easily understood by looking at the list of how many people have got Bharat Ratna so far. That is why I think the Sartaj of Sur and the King of Sur, Mohammad Rafi Saab, should get the Bharat Ratna.

In fact, Mukeshji, Rafiji and Kishorada are the names who gave a new height to the music of Hindustan, which is beyond our imagination. Mukesh became immortal singing ‘friend friend na raha…’ and ‘Jina here die here…’. Kishore Kumar formed a friendship with Rajesh Khanna and became a hit singing “Mere Sapne Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu…”. These songs not only give competition to the songs of their era but also to the songs of the current era. Even today, if one is in Majnu Gham, one listens to his songs first. These three have sung more than one song. To mention any of these three would mean questioning the art of the rest and that’s why we don’t dare to doubt their singing style.

Now the question also arises whether Rafi Saab was a great singer or Lata Didi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh or anyone else. Although people may have different opinions on this matter, there is hardly any dispute as to who, if any, is the greatest symbol of communal harmony, secularism and national integrity among singers among all personalities of cinema, is Mohammad Rafi. These two songs ‘Jahan dal dal par sone ki chidiya karte hai basera…’ and ‘Tu Hindu banega na Muslim banega, insaan ki aulad hai, insaan banega…’ proved that Rafi is a saab. But the saddest thing is that the government which pretended to be secular and political parties and governmental and non-governmental organizations which pretend to promote communal harmony openly ignored this man. Someone would like to ask these politicians what names they have as a symbol of communal unity and secularism and if the contribution of Rafi Saab and his impact on the Indian public is somehow less than other names and if it is . it is not so, after all, to establish any monument, any library or any institution in the name of Mohammad Rafi in this country, which connects every street, every square, every institution and every establishment with a name or a other Has the government taken the initiative yet? Simply because they…

There is still a dispute about how many songs Rafi Saab sang in his lifetime. In the 1970s, the Guinness Book of Records wrote that the credit for recording the most number of songs goes to Lata Mangeshkar, who has sung a total of 25,000 songs. Refuting this, Rafi Saab wrote a letter to the Guinness Book. In later editions, the Guinness Book included the claims of both singers simultaneously and Muhammad Rafi was credited with recording 28,000 songs between 1944 and 1980. This means that Rafi Saab claimed to sing 26,000 songs, but Guinness Book has recorded 28000 songs in the name of Rafi Saab.. he replied by writing like this. In other words, two thousand more songs were sung by Rafi Saab. In a further research, Vishwas Nerurkar found that Lata Didi had sung only 5044 songs in 1989. Incidentally, some other researchers have also accepted this fact as true.

However, veteran writer Raju Bharatan found that only 35,000 Hindi songs were recorded between 1948 and 1987. In this situation, it is a little hard to believe that Rafi sang 26 thousand songs, but some sources still quote this number. Following this research, in 1992 the Guinness Book removed the previous singing record from the book.

Let us familiarize ourselves with the meaning of Bharat Ratna. Bharat Ratna, instituted in 1954 by the Government of India, is one of the country’s highest and most prestigious civilian awards. This award counts in the seventh place of primacy. This award is given to outstanding performance in the country’s special services sector. Bharat Ratna is a merit based award and is presented to the awardees without any discrimination like rank, caste, gender or occupation. This is the law. But the question is, is this law being enforced?

Bharat Ratna is a merit based award and is presented to the awardees without any discrimination like rank, caste, gender or occupation. This is the law. But the question is, is this law being enforced?

(The author is a senior journalist and these are his personal views.)

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