Mumbai celebrates Rafi's 87th birth anniversary

By Hindustan Times

Celebrating singing legend Mohammad Rafi's 87th birth anniversary Saturday, fans in Mumbai will participate in 10 public shows across the city. Different groups of Rafi fans are celebrating the day in their own way.

"With his vocals transcending all human barriers and frontiers, Rafi-ians, as we like to call ourselves, based in Mumbai have formed the Rafi Foundation since 2007 and strive to bring Rafi sahab's music on a common platform," said Binu Nair, the founder of the foundation.

Nair said that a group of fans has already offered flowers at the Mohammad Rafi Chowk in Bandra in northwest Mumbai.

"We will go to his residence where his three daughters and a son live and cut a cake in his honour," he said.

"We have also organised a musical e