Mohammed Rafi, a boy who sang by imitating the fakirs and later learned classical music from some great singers became the voice of the Bollywood music industry. One of the iconic stars and if you have doubts, here are your reasons why!
Romantic to energetic, heartbreak to qawwalis, Mohammed Rafi sang a range of notes. One best quality of Rafi saheb’s voice was his adaptability. His voice just clicked and ideally suited the actor on screen. Also, he controlled his voice from high to low, which seemed like a piece of cake for him.
Many artists use various angles and distance from the mic to create a particular sound and make the song more unique. But for Mohammed Rafi, these things were different. He had his way of singing and gave tracks that had not just higher octaves but also soft voice simultaneously.
Another reason why Mohammed Rafi is considered to be a great vocalist was that his voice gave fame to even simple non-leading background actors. He sang not just for high-end stars like Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar but also many other stars. His voice made small stars immortal as well.
A few notable mentions like Sar Jo Tera Chakraye, Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya, Badan Pe Sitare, and thousands of more are making him the undisputed legend of the industry.