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Mohammed Rafi

1924 - 1980

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Mohammed Rafi (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) was an Indian playback singer and musician. He is considered to have been one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent. Rafi was notable for his versatility and range of voice; his songs varied from fast peppy numbers to patriotic songs, sad numbers to highly romantic songs, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans to classical songs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammed Rafi has received more than 4,936,355 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Mohammed Rafi is the 539th most popular singer (down from 462nd in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from India (down from 227th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Indian Singer.

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  • 49

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  • 5.92

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Among singers, Mohammed Rafi ranks 539 out of 3,528Before him are Nora Nova, Miley Cyrus, Alan Stivell, Emmylou Harris, Cristina Deutekom, and Maryla Rodowicz. After him are Ceca, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Howlin' Wolf, Mos Def, Sheryl Crow, and Graham Nash.

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Among people born in 1924, Mohammed Rafi ranks 153Before him are Dinah Washington, Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Zizi Jeanmaire, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Ottmar Walter, and Donatas Banionis. After him are Margit Sandemo, David Cox, Lubomír Štrougal, M. Karunanidhi, Franco Basaglia, and Johannes Mario Simmel. Among people deceased in 1980, Mohammed Rafi ranks 105Before him are William Tolbert, Erich Hückel, Barbara O'Neil, Richard Chase, Luigi Longo, and Francisco de Sá Carneiro. After him are Yahya Khan, Franco Basaglia, Héctor José Cámpora, Hellmuth Walter, Edelmiro Julián Farrell, and Rolf Nevanlinna.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mohammed Rafi ranks 294 out of 1,493Before him are Asha Bhosle (1933), Lindsay Anderson (1923), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), Rishabhanatha (null), Birbal (1528), and Rajaram I (1670). After him are Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), Irrfan Khan (1967), Matsyendranatha (901), M. N. Roy (1887), Gupta (240), and Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Mohammed Rafi ranks 4Before him are Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), and Asha Bhosle (1933). After him are Kishore Kumar (1929), M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Kumar Sanu (1957), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Gangubai Hangal (1913), Peter Sarstedt (1941), and Ali Akbar Khan (1922).