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When Mohd. Rafi made Pandit Nehru cry!

January 25, 2014 01:40:11 PM IST
By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
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The world is aware that it was Lata Mangeshkar's patriotic song Aai mere watan ke logon...that made our first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru cry but it may come as a shock to you that even before Lata Mangeshkar sung this song in 1963, long before in 1948 a Mohammad Rafi song had such overwhelming effect on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru that tears rolled down his cheeks! Which was this song? reveals the song ion our Republic Day exclusive and wishes our readers Happy Republic Day.


On January 30, 1948 not only the nation was gripped in an emotional storm but the entire universe was filled with grief. The reason - Mahatma Gandhi, Father of Nation and world's greatest crusader of peace and humanity bid adieu from this world.


The death of Gandhiji came as a jolt to the film industry as well and as a mark of tribute film lyricist Rajendra Kishen and music composer Hussan Lal Bhagatram immediately composed a song Suno suno aye duniya walo bapu ki yhe amar kahani...' The song was sung by Mohammad Rafi so poignantly that it moved Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and he could not control his tears. However it is a tragedy that the song has been faded out from our memory, particularly because, no TV channel or radio remembers to play the song on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.




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