'Rafi's death anniversary is today but he is indeed immortal and (I) always feel he is around and in our hearts n soul I admire his voice and range. Rafi a great soul very quiet and fine person,' the actor posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The singer lent his voice to almost all leading actors of his time such as Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Rajendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna and Shammi Kapoor and his mesmerising voice continues to rule the hearts of music lovers.
'All the songs he sang for me like this faster one 'JIYA O JIYA KUCH BOL DO' and many more were the best and I can't write them all,' Dev Anand further posted.
'Many people tell me that when they hear 'KABHI KHUD PE KABHI HAALAT PE RONA AAYA'. In blue moods they start crying and I can visualise them,' he added.
The singer, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 1967, died of a heart attack in Mumbai July 31, 1981, at the age of 56.