Mumbai:People of Kotla Sultan in Amritsar gathered in huge numbers to pay respect to their beloved Mohammad Rafi on his 36th death anniversary. Kotla Sultan is the native place of the legendary playback singer.
The singer, who through the course of his career had collaborated with such imminent composers as O.P. Nayyar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and R.D. Burman, and also legendary playback singers like Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, has also inspired many an aspiring singer with his inimitable singing style.
The inherently soulful ‘Kabhi Khudpe’ singer was honoured with the Padmashri in 1967.
Celebrities tweeted and paid their respects to the melodious singer, as well, with some linking their followers to their own favourite Rafi song.
"Khuda ki Awaaz"-Urf Manmohan Desai.Left us 36 years ago but still lives in our hearts.Thank you Rafi sahab for all! pic.twitter.com/y1gUo6cFjV— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) July 31, 2016
Advisory-Smoking is injurious to health 😊am a total NON SMOKER.but my Rafi Saab favourite is this gem from Hum Dono. pic.twitter.com/edZcbKJGJ6— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 31, 2016
On his 36th Death Anniversary lets remember the Great Mhd Rafi 🙏— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) July 31, 2016
"Tere mere sapne " https://t.co/XJVA9PGp1D
Popular radio jockey Anmol tweeted a rare picture of the legend's visiting card.