Born on 24 December 1924, Mohammed Rafi was a legendary Indian playback singer. He is one of the most popular singers of the Hindi film industry. Rafi learnt classical music from Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan, Firoze Nizami and PT. Jiwan Lal Mattoo.
In 1944 Rafi moved to Mumbai and Shyam Sunder provided him the opportunity to sing a duet with G.M. Durrani, ‘Aji dil ho qaabu mien to dildar ki aisi taisi.’ for the film ‘Gaon ki Gori’ for which Mohammed Rafi won several awards. He won the National Film Award for his song ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’ in 1977 from the movie ‘Hum Kisise Kum Naheen.’ He also won six Filmfare Awards for several other hits.
Kishore Kumar was a legendary Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director and screenwriter. Born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly on 04 August 1929 in Khandwa now in Madhya Pradesh, Kishore Kumar is considered as one of the most successful playback singer of the Hindi film industry.
Kishore Kumar won several Filmfare Awards for many songs – ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ from the movie Aradhana in 1969, ‘Khaike Pan Banaras Wala’ from the film ‘Don’ in 1978 to many more.
In this episode of Flashback, watch how the lives of Hindi film industry’s two most popular singers of their time revolved around each other in some way or the other.
NewsX pays tribute to the yesteryear singing sensations of Hindi Cinema.