Rafi - Wadiyan Mera Daman - Abhilasha [1968]

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"Abhilasha" [1968] is an Indian Hindi film directed by Amit Bose. Starring Meena Kumari, Nanda, Sanjay Khan, Rehman and Kashinath Ghanekar. Music is by Rahul Dev Burman and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri........ Mohammed Rafi (Hindi: , Urdu: ; December 24, 1924 July 31, 1980), often addressed as Rafi Sahib, was an Indian playback singer whose career spanned four decades and is one of the most versatile male singers in the history of Indian cinema. Rafi sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada and Telugu. He also recorded English and Persian songs. He is primarily remembered, however, for his Hindi songs, which still remain very popular in India today and also among the Indian diaspora. He dominated the Bollywood music industry from the 1950s to the 1970s along with Mukesh, Manna Dey, and Kishore Kumar. Between 1950 and 1970, Rafi was one of the most sought after singers in Bollywood. In 1965, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Sri award. On Thursday, July 31, 1980, Rafi died at 10:50 pm, following a massive heart attack. His last song was "Shaam phir kyun udaas hai dost" (Aas Paas), which he had recorded with Laxmikant-Pyarelal couple of hours before his death. He was survived by four sons (Saeed Rafi, Khalid Rafi, Hamid Rafi, Shahid Rafi), 3 daughters (Parveen, Nasreen, Yasmin) and 18 grandchildren. Naushad wrote on Rafi's Death- " Goonjte hai teri awaz ...

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