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Mohammed Rafi (24 December 1924-31 July 1980) was a playback singer from India. He is considered one of the Indian subcontinent’s best and most influential singers. Rafi was notable for his expression, versatility and range; his songs ranged from strong peppy numbers to patriotic songs, sad numbers to highly romantic songs, qawwalis to ghazals, and bhajans to classical songs. He was renowned for his ability to shape his expression to the character and style of an acto. In 1967 he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri award.