Payamber - e - Mousiqui, written by Choudhary Zia Imam, is a biography of Mohammad Rafi, who is considered to be one of the greatest playback singers of the Hindi Film Industry.
Summary Of The Book
Payamber - e - Mousiqui regales the life of Mohammad Rafi, the talented singer who had enchanted the Hindi Film Industry for 35 years.
Mohammad Rafi’s contribution and popularity was honoured by the Government of India, which bestowed him with a Padma Shri award in 1967. His ability to sing according to various moods and his expertise with Hindustani music made him extremely popular. His ability to sing in various other languages like Konkani, Sindhi, Maghi, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Oriya, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Urdu and Maithili also added to his popularity. He had cemented his position as a top performer all across India. Approximately from the period between 1945 and 1980, Rafi sang about 4,516 Hindi film songs, 112 non-Hindi film songs, and 328 private (non-film) songs.
His talent for singing and his ability to bring out the divine essence of songs earned him the blessings of a fakir, who predicted that the boy would be adored by the world. Payamber - e - Mousiqui tracks the rise and success of this talented soul who made the prophecy come true and touched the lives of millions with his dulcet tones.
About Choudhary Zia Imam
Choudhary Zia Imam has authored Naushad: Zarra Jo Aftab Bana and has translated the works of Ibne Safi from Urdu to Hindi.