Mohammed Rafi


Artist Birtday : 24/12/1924 (Age 55)
Born In : Kotla Sultan Singh, Punjab
Occupation(s) : Playback Singer, Musician Performer, Qawwali Singer
Genres : Qawwali, Ghazals, Sufi, Bhajans, Filmi, Comedy Music, Harmonium Music

Mohammed Rafi was a famous Indian Playback singer. He was born on 24 December 1924 in a Muslim Family in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He was son of Haji Ali Mohammed and Allah Rakhi. He had 5 Brothers Mohammed Safi, Mohammed Deen, Mohammed Ismail, Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohammed Siddique and he had 2 sisters Chirag Bibi, Reshma Bibi. Mohammed Rafi was married to his first wife Basheera Bibi and In 1943, He was married to his second wife Bilquis Bano.

Mohammed has 4 sons Saeed (from the first wife) Khalid, Hamid, Sahid (from the second wife) and he has 3 daughters Parveen, Yashmin, Nashreen (from the second wife).

Mohammed’s favorite actors are Kishore Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, and Dilip Kumar and his favorite actresses are Madhubala, Rekha, Sadhana, and Nargis Dutt. His favorite singers are Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, and K.L. Saigal and his favorite films are Mughal-E-Azam, Apardhana, Guide, An Evening In Paris.

In 1948, Mohammed was awarded a ‘Silver Medal’ by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (First Prime Minister of an Independent India) on the first anniversary of an Independent India. In 1968, He was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’.

In 1977, He was awarded the ‘National Award’ for the song “Kya Hua Tera Wada” from the film “Hum Kisise Kum Naheen”.

Mohammed died on 31 July 1980 in Mumbai, India by the ‘Heart-Attack’.