With prolific four decade long career, mohd. Rafi is still considered as one of the most beautiful male voices that the subcontinent has seen. He won the best national singer award and six filmfare awards. In 1967, he was honoured with the padma shri award by the government of india.
There are thousands of rafi songs that are considered as classics, here is a look at only some of his best works -
Tumne Mujhe Dekha
Shammi Kapoor dazzled in this romantic western bollywood fusion number.
Song - Tumne Mujhe Dekha
Film - Teesri Manzil
Music Director- R. D. Burman
Yeh Duniya Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai
Guru Dutt featured in this thought provoking song From 'Pyaasa'
Song - Yeh Duniya Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai
Film - Pyaasa
Music Director - SD Burman
Pukarta Chala Hoon Main
The ever charming Biswajit trying his hand at romance with this beautiful number.
Song - Pukarta Chala Hoon Main
Film - Mere Sanam
Music Director - Op Nayyar
Hum Bekhudi Mein...
This one is one of his best known sad songs. Picturised on Dev Anand, this beautiful rendition was composed by SD Burman.
Song - Hum Bekhudi Mein...
Movie - Kala Pani
Music Director - Sd Burman
Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare
Song - Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare
Film - Chitralekha
Music Director - Roshan
Radhike Tune Bansuri Churai
One of Rafi Sahab's lesser known devotional songs featuring Sunil Dutt.
Song- Radhike Tune Bansuri Churai
Film - Beti Bete
Music Director - Shankar Jaikishan
Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re
A beautiful hindustani classical based song filmed on none other than Dilip Kumar.
Song - Madhuban Mein Radhika Nache Re
Film - Kohinoor
Music Director - Naushad
Khoya Khoya Chand
'Khoya Khoya Chand' is perhaps one of the most romantic songs from the era
Song - Khoya Khoya Chand
Film - Kala Bazaar
Music Director - S.D.Burman
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya
One of the most memorable songs of Rafi Sahab picturised on Dev Anand
Song - Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya
Movie - Hum Dono
Music Director - Jaidev
One of Rafi Sahab's last numbers - this song went on to become an iconic youth romance in the 1980s
Song - Dard-E-Dil
Film - Karz
Music Director - Laxmikant Pyarelal