Yes ,On July 31st, 1980, this great singer went back home early after recording and dies due to a massive heart attack. His funeral procession was one befitting a king. Mohammed Rafi was a legend of legends and shall remain so till eternity.
Mohammed Rafi is a legend in the realm of Indian film music. In a career spanning 35 years, Rafi sahab, as he was fondly known, crooned his way into the heart of millions of Indian music buffs with scores of soulful renditions. As a playback singer Mohd Rafi's virtuosity was unsurpassed and twenty five years after his death, his classic numbers still hold their own in the burgeoning Hindi film music industry.
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There is no one like him and i bet there wont be. He had a magic in his voice and that magic we can still feel when we remember him or listen to his songs. No one can sin classical or peppy or sad songs or duets like him