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Rafi rediscovered

Two unreleased songs sung by the legendary playback singer Mohd Rafi have been lying in a vault in Meerut for over 40 years.

music Updated: Jun 29, 2010 14:25 IST
S Raju

Two unreleased songs sung by the legendary playback singer Mohd Rafi have been lying in a vault in Meerut for over 40 years. They are with octogenarian Ved Prakash Sharma, the lyricist who penned them for the 1970 film, Pyaar Ek Ret Ki Deewaar, which never got completed.

The film was Sharma’s own production and was being directed by Raj Jalandhri. The songs, ‘Vaada karo pyaar nibhaane ka…’ and ‘Zamaane ke haathon sataye gaye hain…’ were composed by music director Roshan and recorded in Rafi’s voice for Rs 3,000.

They were picturised on actors Ravindra and Devika in Meerut and Mussoorie. About two more reels were yet to be shot, when the film was shelved due to financial problems.

“Rafi’s voice is so soothing as compared to today’s loud music,” says Sharma, who now plans to release the songs in a local film, which is being produced in Meerut. “I want the songs to reach millions of Rafi fans. It is my tribute to him.”