Hindi cine music cannot be imagined without Rafi Sahab, who is called the king of songs in Bollywood. There is also a different world of songs based on his classical music. Rafi Sahab, who was born in the year 1924, always turned his back on this world on 31 July 1980. Let us tell that he was born in Kotla Sultan Singh, a village in Punjab. According to reports, Rafi Sahab was fond of music since childhood, Rafi took his musical education from Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan. Rafi Sahab, who always won the praise of people by singing at his elder brother's shop, completed his first performance on Lahore All India Radio.
The then famous singer Kundanlal Sehgal had refused to sing due to no electricity on the stage, on which 13-year-old Mohammed Rafi got a chance to sing. After listening to his song, Shyamsundar, the famous composer of Hindi cinema, offered him to come to Mumbai with him. According to media reports, his film music career started from Rafi Sahab Mumbai itself. His first song was in a Punjabi movie Gul Baloch while he sang his first Hindi song for composer Naushad in a movie named 'Pehle Aap.'
Let us tell that after doing playback singing in Baiju-Bawra, Rafi Sahab never looked back. Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishan, S.D. Burman, O.P. Rafi, who became the first choice of music directors like Nayyar, Madan Mohan, became the voice of Dilip Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra, Shammi Kapoor, and Rajesh Khanna. Not only this, the song 'Mohabbat Zindabad' sung by Rafi Sahab in the 1960 blockbuster film 'Mughal-e-Azam' is very special. 100 other singers have also worked with him in this song. Rafi Sahab had been nominated for the Filmfare Awards 23 times in his entire career. He won this award 6 times.