Students and faculty members of Jamia remembered legendary Indian classical singer Mohammad Rafi by organising a singing programme ‘Yaad-e-Rafi’on the occasion of his 37th Death Anniversary on Monday evening, a report by Shubham Pandey.
Mohammad Rafi was born on December 24, 1924.
This special musical atmosphere was arranged at the University’s Dr MA Ansari Auditorium by Jamia School Teachers’ Association.
The students of Jamia School sang some of the most admired and evergreen songs of Mohammad Rafi in front of a variedly-aged audience, even making them to sing the same tune. This musical gathering was hosted by Jamia School alumnus, Dr Mohd Imran, who is currently a medical practitioner at RML Hospital.
Among the special music lovers to witness this confluence of Rafi’s music was Vijay Sampla, Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, along with Prof. Tahir Hussain, Vice Chairman, Maulana Azad Education Foundation under the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, former Member of Parliament & BJP spokesperson Sabir Ali, whereas the programme was presided by Vice Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmed.
At this juncture, the Minister said while remembering Mohammed Rafi, it reminds one about the shared culture which is a pride for everyone. He said: “We can understand him through his various songs and ghazals composed by this noted singer. This is also an opportunity for maintaining mutual affection and bonafides among people.”
While the Vice Chancellor appreciated the efforts made by the Jamia School Teachers’ Association for conducting such a programme through which students can showcase their inner talent for singing.
He also said in the memory of this famous and renowned singer, a beautiful evening was organised and expressed his happiness to have the Minister to grace the occasion.