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Mumbai celebrates Rafi's 87th birth anniversary
Mumbai celebrates Rafi

Celebrating singing legend Mohammad Rafi's 87th birth anniversary Saturday, fans in Mumbai participate in 10 public shows across the city.

Different groups of Rafi fans are celebrating the day in their own way.

"With his vocals transcending all human barriers and frontiers, Rafi-ians, as we like to call ourselves, based in Mumbai have formed the Rafi Foundation since 2007 and strive to bring Rafi sahab's music on a common platform," said Binu Nair, the founder of the foundation.

Nair said that a group of fans has already offered flowers at the Mohammad Rafi Chowk in Bandra in northwest Mumbai.

"We will go to his residence where his three daughters and a son live and cut a cake in his honour," he said.

"We have also organised a musical evening in his honour where nearly 3,000 fans will enjoy the evening amidst Rafi songs played by a 60-piece orchestra," he added.

Nair said at least 10 public shows have been organised in Rafi's fond memory across Mumbai.

Another big celebration is slated at Rang Sharda auditorium in Bandra organised by Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Ashish Shelar.

"We have been remembering Rafi sahab on his birth and death anniversaries and have been organising musical evenings since many years now. This is a small way to acknowledge his legendary contribution in the field of Indian music," Shelar said.
Posted On : 26 Dec 11
Mumbai celebrates Rafi's 87th birth anniversary
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