When Dev Anand Lent His Voice to a Rafi Song

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When Dev Anand Lent His Voice to a Rafi Song
Mohammad Rafi has sung many a hit song for Dev Anand's films but a little known fact is that he lent his voice to one number from the 1966 movie Pyar Mohabbat (1966) rendered by the legendary playback singer.

The evergreen actor, who died today, had revealed this while he was in a reminiscent mode on Rafi's 31st death anniversary on July 31 this year.

Anand haad said he admired the celebrated singer's voice and range.

"Rafi is indeed immortal and always feel he is around and in our hearts and soul. I admire his voice and range," Anand had tweeted.

"Rafi a quiet and fine person (sic)," wrote Anand on Twitter, as he recalled the songs from films like Jewel Thief (1967), Man Pasand (1980) and Guide (1965). "'Dil pukare aa re...' from Jewel Thief and I think 'Logo ka dil...' in Man Pasand was his last song for me."

"All the songs he sang for me like this faster one 'Jiya o jiya kuch bol do' and many more were the best and I can't write them all. Rafi (was a) a great soul very quiet and fine person," he had said in a series of posts on the micro-blogging site.

Anand went on to reveal that he lent his voice to one song, from the film Pyar Mohabbat (1966), sung by Rafi.

"I never attempted to sing but Rafi sang 'Pyar mohabbat ke siwa ye zindagi kya zindagi', in this song 'Hurray Hurray' is recorded in my voice," he said.

According to some reports, Anand had also lent his voice to another Rafi song from Kala Bazar (1960)--Sooraj ki jaise golayi-by adding 'Om dhan hai namah' and 'Hari dhan hari dhan'.

Anand in his tweets also went on to recollect a song that not many are aware of. "Very few people know that Rafi recorded a song 'Hum hi mein thi na koi baat...'. Then this song was replaced by 'Din dhal jaye...' in Guide because we felt that the composition of that song was not good," he says.
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