Remembering Rafi-saab: My Abba
Yasmin Rafi, daughter-in-law of singer Mohammed Rafi, presents a special profile of the man behind the songs.
To mark 35 years since India lost one of it's most beloved, influential and prolific voices, Mohammed Rafi, his self-confessed biggest fan - and daughter-in-law - Yasmin Khalid Rafi presents this special to give an insight of the man behind the songs.
Credited with singing over 25,00 songs in 11 different languages in a career spanning 35 years, Mohd Rafi is one of Indian cinema's most enduring names and has influenced every generation of playback singers since his death in 1980.
In this Asian Network Presents, Remembering Rafi-saab - My Abba, Yasmin Rafi talks candidly about her childhood as a fan of Rafi's music to suddenly becoming his daughter-in-law after her uncle arranged her marriage with his son Khalid.
She reminisces about the quiet man she shared a home with who shunned celebrity and accolades to remain a humble and religious man till his untimely death.
Painting an intimate portrait of Mohd Rafi, Yasmin Rafi, who has also written a book to commemorate her father-in-law, picks a selection of songs which she regards as her Abba's finest.