Remembering Rafi on his birthday

I was so surprised to get an invitation from Bar Bar Rafi via Shiva Priya who is a follower of Bhoole Bisre Geet. The location for the event was Indian Institute Of World Culture which is in Basvangudi where you get the best quality of South Indian food in the entire city. It was a long drive for me from Indiranagar though the busiest part of the city. I gathered all the courage I had and decided to take the plunge.

I never expected that a place like Bangalore will have so many fans of Rafi fans. As soon as I entered the room I saw atleast 50 people singing together some of the greatest songs of the immortal Rafi. I did manage to find a chair and all of us played a lovely game of identifying a song and then all of us were singing together. After that we cut a big cake and sang a Rafi song together – Bar Bay Ye Din Aaye. Everybody pitched in after that and sang few lines from Rafi songs. The last thing on our agenda was a wonderful karaoke session where everybody participated. Overall a lovely evening which was nicely organized by Rafi fans in Bangalore.

Here are some pictures and videos from the event.