Back within the day, many movie magazines talked in regards to the rivalry between music maestros Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi. It was stated that the 2 singers had been ‘arch rivals’. But opposite to the media reviews, Rafi and Kumar had been shut associates who would spend many evenings chatting and joking with one another.
Rafi’s son, Shahid Rafi, in a latest interview with Bollywood Hungama, addressed the longstanding rumours. He stated that he had by no means heard his father say something unhealthy about Kishore Kumar. He added, “They were really good friends. Kishore Da used to respect my father hell lot of a lot.” In reality, after recording songs with Kumar, Rafi would go residence and say, “Aaj bohot maza aaya (I had fun today).” When his household used to ask why, he would say, “Aaj Kishore da ke saath gaana gaaya. (Today I sang with Kishore).”
Rafi and Kishore Kumar got here collectively for the primary time to sing for the 1956 movie Bhagam Bhag. They sang the title monitor of the 1973 movie Yaadon Ki Baaraat, “Hum Premi Pyaar Karna Chaahe” from Parvarish, and plenty of others.
Shahid Rafi additionally stated that when his father was in London, “Kishore Da came there for a concert, dad invited Kishore Da for dinner and he took out time and came too. Both of them spent the evening chatting and had some great time.” Earlier, Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar had additionally shared that “Rafi saab was my father’s senior. There was immense respect from both sides.”
On Friday, Rafi’s followers celebrated his 97th delivery anniversary.