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Views: 149523 Description: "Brahmachari" is a 1968 Indian film. Written by Sachin Bhowmick, it is a G.P and Ramesh Sippy production directed by Bhappi Sonie. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz , Jagdeep, Sachin and Asit Sen . The music for this film was by Shankar Jaikishan. The film became a box office hit and won several awards, including Filmfare Best Movie Award.
The film was later remade in Telugu as Devudu Mamayya (1981).
Awards; * 1968 Filmfare Best Movie Award * 1968 Filmfare Best Actor Award-Shammi Kapoor * 1968 Filmfare Best Male Playback Award-Mohd. Rafi for the song "Dilke Jharoke Mein" * 1968 Filmfare Best Lyricist Award-Shailendra for the song "Main Gaon Tum" * 1968 Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Shankar Jaikishan * 1969 BFJA Award for Best Supporting Actress (Hindi Section)-Mumtaz  * 1969 BFJA Award for Best Music Director (Hindi Section)-Shankar Jaikishan * 1969 BFJA Award for Best Editor (Hindi Section)-M.S. Shinde....................
Mohammed Rafi (Hindi: मोहम्मद रफ़ी, Urdu: محمد رفیع; December 24, 1924 July 31, 1980), often addressed as Rafi Sahib, was an Indian playback singer whose career spanned four decades and is one of the most versatile male singers in the history of Indian cinema. Rafi sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada and Telugu. He also recorded English and Persian songs. He is primarily remembered, however, for his Hindi songs, which still remain very popular in India today and also among the Indian diaspora. He dominated the Bollywood music industry from the 1950s to the 1970s along with Mukesh, Manna Dey, and Kishore Kumar.
Between 1950 and 1970, Rafi was one of the most sought after singers in Bollywood.
In 1965, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Sri award.
On Thursday, July 31, 1980, Rafi died at 10:50 p.m., following a massive heart attack. His last song was "Shaam phir kyun udaas hai dost" (Aas Paas), which he had recorded with Laxmikant-Pyarelal couple of days before his death. He was survived by four sons (Saeed Rafi, Khalid Rafi, Hamid Rafi, Shahid Rafi), 3 daughters (Parveen, Nasreen, Yasmin) and 18 grandchildren. Naushad wrote on Rafi's Death- " Goonjte hai teri awaz ameero ke mahal me. jhopro ki gharibon me bhi hay tere saaz, yu to apne mousiki par sab ka fakr hota hai magar ay mere saathi mousiki ko bhi aaz tujh paar naaz hai "
Rafi's funeral procession was recorded on a very rainy day in Mumbai. A portion of that same recording has been used in one of the Hindi movie released later. It was one of the biggest funeral processions mumbai had ever witnessed, with over 10,000 people attending.....