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When Mohammad Rafi Met Mohammad Ali

Two heavy weights, one of boxing and other of Indian film music, and they happen to meet in the year 1979 !

Mohammad Ali And Mohammad Rafi
Mohammad Ali And Mohammad Rafi

It may be a surprise to many but Mohammad Rafi was fond of boxing and specially of heavy weight world champion Mohd Ali !

Mohammad Ali And Mohammad Rafi
Mohammad Ali And Mohammad Rafi

Rafi had always wanted to meet the sports star. In 1979, when he was on a tour in the US performing in 14 different cities, a fan and a friend who knew Muhammad Ali arranged a meeting. Ali spoke to Rafi, his wife, and his son, about music and boxing for about 45 minutes.

Ali With Mohd Rafi And His Wife
Ali With Mohd Rafi And His Wife

While taking the picture Ali said, ‘We will pose like this. You punch me on the face and I will punch you back’. And they laughed about it.”

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