In Mohammed Rafi: My Abba – A Memoir, his daughter-in-law Yasmin Khalid Rafi recounts many incidents related to the life of Mohammed Rafi. He has written about a quarrel with Lata Mangeshkar, a quarrel between Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi in the early 1960s and the two stopped singing together. The pair did not work together for 3 years.
Rafi did not support Lata
Yasmin has written, the quarrel between the two was due to royalty payments. Lata wanted her royalty for the songs that the two sang together. He put this thing in front of the producers and wanted Rafi to support him. Rafi did not like to do so. On the contrary, he said that it is not permissible to ask for royalty when the producers have paid the singer for the song.
Said Rafi – won’t sing songs with Lata
There was a rift between Lata and Mohammed Rafi about this. Lata also told during an interview, Rafi saheb said, I will not sing with Lata from today. I protested and said, Rafi sir, one minute. You will not sing it is wrong with me. I will not sing along with you. Mohammed Rafi’s son Shahid Rafi had told during an interview that music director Jaikishan had again befriended the two.