Kishore vs Rafi

Germany
December 15, 2006 4:36am CST
I have seen a lot of sites where there is a debate on this issue that who is the better singer. I think anyone who loves real music(asian) then he likes both of these legends and there is no point in comparing them. Both are great and both have a different style. They both have sung immortal songs.
6 responses
• India
25 Dec 06
IN MY OPINION BOTH OF DEM R GR8. THE WAY WE CANT SAY DAT WHICH INSTRUMENT IS BETTER BETWEEN GUITAR AND VIOLIN SIMILARLY WE CANT TELL DAT WHO IS BETTER BETWEEN KISHORE KUMAR AND RAFI BOTH WERE AWESOME
• Germany
25 Dec 06
Yes you are absolutely right and a very good example.
• India
25 Dec 06
thank u sir
• India
2 Sep 08
I found kishore to be more versatile than rafi.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
10 Oct 08
All those old singers were unique in their own way,be it Rafi,Mukesh,Kishore,Manna dey,Hemant or Mahendra kapoor - they all great voices and they have gone to sing some memorable classics. The very reason for this comparison began, when in the seventies, some the music directors began to prefer Kishore kumar, music directors like R.D.Burman,Kalyanji Anandji, Bappi lahri etc .I personally feel it is because of the emergence of Rajesh Khanna as a Superstar who became a rage with Aradhana which had chartbusters sung by Kishore Kumar and another reason was the changing trend in hindi cinema where the movies became action oriented and the heroes were all sporting the angry young man image thanks to Amitabh bachan.... When one actually analyses the facts i would say that Rafi had a near perfect voice that is unmatched till date.However kishore Kumar was more talented being able to handle so many different roles, Actor,Singer,Composer,Director etc
• India
23 Dec 06
Yes you are right. Both singers are talented. We cannot compare them. They have there own unique style.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
22 Dec 06
Both are great singers India has ever produced. But my first preference is for Rafi for his romantic, melodius voice. Kishre became more popular after Rafi made great impact on Indian cinema goers and music lovers. PS: regarding your response to alumnium foil, I just wanted to tell you that you should post your responses by pressing response key not add comment key. If I want to write something about your response, I cannot contact you from the discussion page of mine.
@guesswhomsa (1171)
• India
21 Dec 06
both of them were great singers and i didnt listen to them that much but all the elders in my family go in for md rafi
• Germany
18 Dec 06
both were great singers but to me Rafi is better than kishore for many reasons that i won't like to tell here bec of lack of time...:)