Google Feature — Mohammed Rafi Doodle
93rd Birth Anniversary of Mohammed Rafi
Today marks the 93rd birth anniversary of Mohammed Rafi (December 24, 1924 – July 31, 1980), referred to as Pheeko during childhood, who was an Indian iconic film playback singer and one of the most popular and successful singers of Hindi films. He was notable for his voice and versatility; his songs ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans.
He won six Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer. In 1977, he was awarded the National Film Award. In 1967, he was honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India.
Rafi is primarily noted for his songs in Hindi, over which he had a strong command. He has sung nearly 5,000 songs across genres and languages. He has sung in many Indian languages including Konkani, Bhojpuri, Odia, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu, Magahi, Maithili and Urdu. He also sang songs in English, Farsi, Arabic, Sinhalese, Creole and Dutch.
Indian King of Playback Singing — Mohammed Rafi
(December 24, 1924 – July 31, 1980)
Indian King of Playback Singing — Mohammed Rafi
Google today celebrates the 93rd Birth Anniversary of Mohammed Rafi with a doodle.
On clicking the doodle, it takes the visitor to Google search result page for news on Mohammed Rafi.
Google Doodle — Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd Birthday
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Google Doodle celebrates Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd Birthday in today’s Google Doodle!
In the early 1930’s, a little boy named Pheeko
would wait for a traveling fakir
to stop by his home village of Kotla Sultan Singh and follow him on his rounds, imitating his chants as they went along. Later, living in the cultural and film hub of Lahore, Pheeko hummed songs during work at a relative’s barber shop. Customers noticed his talent – as did his brother, who arranged for Pheeko to train under Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan in the face of immense opposition from their father.
Pheeko grew up to be Mohammed Rafi, the king of playback singing in India. Pheeko has nearly five thousand songs to his credit across a range of genres (including romantic ballads, rock and roll, and classical music) and languages (including Hindi, English, Arabic, Persian, Sinhalese, Creole, and Dutch).
The dreamy romance of Chaudhvi ka Chand
won Rafi his first Filmfare award in 1960, to be followed by five more. In 1977 he was awarded the National Award for Kya Hua Tera Wada
. He was feted by the Indian government with the Padma Shri in 1967.
Today’s Doodle by Mumbai-based illustrator Sajid Shaikh
depicts Rafi as the king of playback singing in Bollywood. It shows the journeys of famous Rafi songs as they progressed from the studio, onto the silver screen and into the hearts of fans forever.
Below is a picture of the Doodle on Google’s home page as it appeared today.
Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd Birthday
Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd Birthday Google Doodle — December 24, 2017
93rd Birth Anniversary of Iconic Film Playback Singer Mohammed Rafi
GoldenTwine Informatics pays tribute to Mohammed Rafi, the king of playback singing in India, on his 93rd Birth Anniversary.
Tribute to Music Legends — Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd Birth Anniversary
Mohammed Rafi Google Doodle
Published on December 23, 2017 by Doodle Videos.
Today Google Doodle in India Celebrate Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd Birthday by Mohammed Rafi Google Doodle.
Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer and one of the most popular and successful singers of the Hindi film industry.
Google has celebrated Indian cinema eleven times through its doodles. The latest being Mohammed Rafi’s doodle on December 24, 2017.
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History of Doodles
Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. When doodles were first created, nobody had anticipated how popular and integral they would become to the Google search experience. Nowadays, many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new doodle and some even collect them!
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