Kishore Kumar was one of the greatest singer, But Rafi Sahab sang some songs for him.

1)For  the song “Man mora bawra……” in film RAGINI Kishore Kumar requested to Rafi Sahab to sing this song for him because this song was a semi classical and Kishore kumar said that-”RAFI SAHAB CAN SING THIS SONG BETTER THAN ME” and really Rafi Sahab did a true justice with this song as listeners know.

2) The song “ajab hai dasta teri ae zindagi…” was first given to Kishore Kumar to sing and he sung the first half of antara very well but in the second half he faced some trouble and after  many retakes he unabled to give the effect that Shankar Jaikishan wants, and finaly song given to Rafi Sahab to sing and he again did full justice with this song.

Rafi Sahab sang 6 songs for Kishore Kumar!

Rafi Sahab had lent his voice to Kishore da for the following songs:

1.”Hame Koi Gham Hai,Tumhe Koi Gham Hai, Mohabbat Kar, Zara Nahin Dar hai…”

Film:Bhagam Bhag(1956)
Producer- Bhagwan Brothers
Director-Bhagwan
Music Director- O.P.Nayyar
Lyrics- Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers- Rafi and Asha

2.”Maseeha Ban Ke—Chale Ho Kahan Kar Ke Zee Beqarar….”

Film:Bhagam Bhag(1956),
Producer- Bhagwan Brothers
Director- Bhagwan
Music Director-O.P.Nayyar
Lyrics- Majrooh sultanpuri
Singers- Rafi and Asha

3. “Man Mora Banwara, Nis Din Gaaye Meet Milan Ke….”

Film: Raagini(1958)
Director- Rakhan
Producer- Ashok pictures
Music Director-O.P.Nayyar
Lyrics- Jan Nisar Akhtar
Singer-Rafi

4.”Ajab Hai Daastan Teri Yeh Zindagi,kabhi hansa diya rula diya kabhi….” (Fast)

Film: Shararat(1959)
Producer- Roshni films
Director- H. S. Rawail
Music Director-Shankar Jaikishan
Lyrics- Shailendra
Singer- Rafi

5. “Ajab Hai Dastaan Teri Yeh Zindagi…” (Slow)

Film:Shararat(1959)
Producer- Roshni films
Director- H. S. Rawail
Music Director-Shankar Jaikishan
Lyrics- Shailendra
Singer- Rafi

6.”Apni Aadat Hai Sab Ko Salaam Karna…”

Film:Pyaar  Deewana( 1972)
Director- samar chatterji
Producer- Jaideep pictures
Music Director- Lala Sattar
Singer- Rafi

Both the Rafi-Asha duets from Bhagam Bhagh (1956) mentioned above are very nice ones, especially the Song No. 1.Hame Koi Gham Hai, Tumhe Koi Gham Hai. In this duet, O.P.Nayyar makes good use of duet beats of Flute and Harmonium to very good  effect!

Next, both  solos composed by OP Nayyar and Shankar Jaikishan from Raagini(1958) and Shararat(1959) respectively are indeed very great ones!

The  solo of the film “Raagini”, Man Mora Banwara Nis Din Gaaye Meet Milan Ke, composed by OP Nayyar  is a semi-classical composition written by Jan Nisar Akhtar. A great, divine rendition by Rafi Saab indeed!

The Next one from the Film:Pyaar Deewana(1972), composed by Lala Sattar is quite a nice composition.