A news item quoting the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar as saying that the Late Mohammad Rafi , another legendary singer had tendered her an written apology on differences over the issue of royalty, when she had refused to sing with him - is disgusting. Such a statement coming in the wake of Lata Mangeshkar’s 83rd birthday, when millions of music lovers across the world would be greeting her and praying for & wishing for her long life , is certainly uncalled for , ill timed and out of place , as Rafi Sahib bade adieu to this world more than three decades back. I wonder, what points Lata Mangeshkar was seeking to score, when the issue presents Rafi in a better light- as he emerges as a fine human being the least materialistically inclined . All he had said that there was no question of royalty being claimed by the singer or the artiste when he had already been paid .Rafi Saheb was a loving and lovable person with no rancour or ill will towards any one.How hurt he must have felt when forced to seek an apology.The reaction of Rafi Sahib’s son is only natural , as Rafi was no less a celebrity or a legend than Lata Mangeshkar though comparisons seem odious at times . Together they sang many unforgettable duets.