ISBN: 9789380070971 Pages: 272 Size: 152*228 mm Format: HB with DVD Weight: 500 gm.
About The Book
Born in 1924 at Kotla Sultan Singh, a village near Amritsar, Mohammed Rafi, nicknamed ï¿½Pheekoï¿½, was the second youngest of
Hajji Ali Mohammed and Allah Rakhiï¿½s six sons. He started singing early, deeply inspired by the songs of a wandering fakir, in
the village. In the 1920s, circumstances compelled Rafiï¿½s father to move to Lahore where he opened a small dhaba. Rafiï¿½s elder
brother, Mohammed Deen, started a barber shop in Noor Mohalla, Bhatti Gate in the same city, with Rafi lending him a helping
hand. Meanwhile, Mohammed Deenï¿½s friend, Abdul Hameed recognised Rafiï¿½s talent and encouraged him to sing. Later,
he convinced the reluctant family to allow him to take Rafi to Bombay. In 1944, the two arrived in an alien city from where
Mohammed Rafi slowly won over the heart of an entire nation.
Mohammed Rafi: Golden Voice of the Silver Screen is the authorised biography of one of Indiaï¿½s most beloved singers.
About Sujata Dev
Sujata Dev, an entrepreneur with a background in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics, and over 20 years experience in the Media and Entertainment industry, started the first IPTV venture in India. A speaker at several seminars and forums on M&E, Telecom and Economics worldwide, her research and white papers on the convergence of Telecom and Entertainment have been widely appreciated across Asia, Europe and USA. In 2009, she represented India at Asia Women's Business and Economic Conference, Tokyo. A recipient of the Global Indian Achiever's Award, in 2011, she is also Managing Director, Third Generation Mobile Pvt. Ltd., Co-chairperson, National Committee of M&E, ASSOCHAM, Founder Member & Senior Vice President, Indian Broadband Forum, member of Executive Council, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) & Society Member of the Governing body,IIM, Shillong. Passionate about music Indian and Western Sujata has been a fan of Mohammed Rafi
since her childhood. Mohammed Rafi: Voice of a Nation is her tribute to the legendary playback singer whose songs have marked our growing-up years.