PRITHVIRAJ KAPOOR prithvi jhonpra, janki kutir, juhu, bombay-54 phone-574580
“If Music be the food of love Play on” , Sang the bard of Avon over 400 years ago-But still even today it rings so true, so very true.
The world has changed so much and is changing continuously every year every month every day every hour every minute every second but not so the Dame Love.
From bullock cart to the jet and the sputnik man has changed his saddle but not so LOVE who is still riding its old old very very old the same old winged horse-the SONG. And when that song comes to you on the wings of Rafi’s voice “Yes we call him Rafi-He has no airs nor does he glory in any sort of exhibitionism, otherwise you would see him carrying everywhere with him his load full of Trophies, & Medals he has been bestowed upon by his admirers all over the world and to crown all the much coveted medal hearing the title of Padma Shree which the President of India was pleased to confer on him in the year 1967. No he has no airs about him. He is Rafi to us all his lovers and admirers. His humility and his devotion to his art are his great assests along with the rich melodious voice God has blessed him with”.
Well-What was I saying?–Yes–the Song–when it comes to you on the wings of Rafi’s rich and melodious voice it carries you away–far away, far far away from the madding crowds’ ignoble strife to the “FAIRLY LANDS” where love and love alone holds its court–where there is no hatred, no jealousy, no mine and thine and thine and mine, hustlings and pushings and pullings, where peace reigns supreme–and bliss kisses your brow.
I congratulate H.M.V. for doing this for us through their
“AN EVENING WITH MOHD. RAFI.” God bless them, God bless our Rafi.”
July the 15th 1969