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 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 4,526,289 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Mohammed Rafi is the 463rd most popular singer (down from 436th in 2019), the 227th most popular biography from India (down from 206th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Indian Singer.

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Among singers, Mohammed Rafi ranks 463 out of 3,541Before him are Lusine Zakaryan, Raphael, Noel Gallagher, Séverine, Fergie, and Jorge Negrete. After him are Evert Taube, Al Martino, Aristide Bruant, Marek Grechuta, Marian Anderson, and Helena Vondráčková.

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Among people born in 1924, Mohammed Rafi ranks 140Before him are Fess Parker, Dinah Washington, Johannes Mario Simmel, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, George Segal, and Charlie Munger. After him are Hidemaro Watanabe, Alexander Matrosov, Leon Uris, Motoo Kimura, Charles Bachman, and Ken Tyrrell. Among people deceased in 1980, Mohammed Rafi ranks 92Before him are Farrokhroo Parsa, Dixie Dean, Lil Dagover, Gabriel González Videla, Joy Adamson, and Josias Braun-Blanquet. After him are Alexander Mach, Hiroshi Inagaki, Celia Sánchez, Barbara O'Neil, Toyen, and Salah al-Din al-Bitar.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mohammed Rafi ranks 227 out of 1,227Before him are Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), Jim Corbett (1875), Inayat Khan (1882), and Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897). After him are Anna Hazare (1937), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), Rishabhanatha (null), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Krishnadevaraya (1471), and Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Mohammed Rafi ranks 3Before him are Engelbert Humperdinck (1936) and Lata Mangeshkar (1929). After him are Asha Bhosle (1933), Kishore Kumar (1929), Kumar Sanu (1957), M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Manna Dey (1919), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Hemanta Mukherjee (1920), and Peter Sarstedt (1941).