His intoxicating voice, his charming notes and his powerful technical soundness - there have been few singers in the Indian film industry, who have been as versatile and alluring as Rafi Sahab, or Mohammad Rafi. The biggest proof of his talent is the fact that he worked for all the leading music directors of his time, and became the voice of almost all the superstars starting from Dilip Kumar to Rajesh Khanna, and from Dev Anand to Amitabh Bacchan. The moment his voice used to start flowing off the radio speakers, people involuntarily turned the volume up, and let Rafi's ethereal tunes float through the aura, and get imbibed into their daily routines. Imagine growing up to the magic of this idol, and then being married into his very family! This happened to the author of a beautiful, heartwarming biography on Mohammad Rafi, Yasmin Rafi, Rafi Sahab's daughter-in-law.
Written in a homely, friendly manner, this book recounts the most unpublicized, personal moments of the "Tansen" of modern India. Yasmin's "fan to family" transition, as she says herself, was the most wonderful thing that happened to her, and thus has this book come out at an emotional saga. It's the simple things that this Padma Shree award winner loved; flying kites, good food, and driving his parrot green Fiat around the streets of Mumbai.
A must have for all the Rafi fans, order online for Mohammed Rafi: My Abba, a Tranquebar Publication, using ISBN 10 number of 9381626855 and ISBN 13 number of 978-9381626856.