R.D. Burman

Jesica Sen || Post On > Jun 28 2023 ||

Though the name is enough and needs no introduction but would like to mention Rahul dev burman who was one of the greatest music composers of the Indian film industry. Born on 27th june 1939 in kolkata (then Calcutta). Nicknamed Pancham, he was the only son of the music composer Sachin dev burman and bengali singer Meera dev burman. On his 84th birth anniversary looking back to the world of R.D. Burman. From the very young age he started taking interest in music. Burman composed his first song when he was just nine years old, which his father used in the film 'Funtoosh'. Since then he kept going forward exploring a different kind of music. He was trained by ustad Ali akbar khan and Samta prasad. He considered Salil Chowdhury as his guru. His first film as a music director was 'Teesri Manzil' which was a super hit film. From 1960 to 1990 he composed many super hit songs. For three decades, he ruled the hearts of music lovers and gave to the film industry new sounds and dimensions in music which would captivate the imagination of music lovers and music makers for a long time to come. Some artistes create a world of their own, where they make invaluable art that moves the hearts of people when it reaches them. RD was one such artist who created music for his own joy and satisfaction without giving much thought as to what people would appreciate. In his film career Pancham da composed songs for more than 300 films. A musical journey full of dedication for music. The Bollywood film industry will always remember the contribution of Pancham da. He took his last breath on 4th January,1994. Today is his eighty fourth birth anniversary and an apt occasion to recall the momentous contribution he made to the world of music and films with his innovative compositions and amalgamations of rhythmic influences from the music of many countries. His obsession with music and his immense hard work is extremely well-known. Some of his famous compositions include O mere dil ke chain,yeh dosti hum nehi todenge, Do lafzo ki hai,Meri bheegi bheegi si, Ek Chatur Naar Badi Hoshiyaar, Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko, Karvatey Badalte Rahe, Ek Ajnaabi Haseena Se, Jai Jai Shiv Shankar, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Musafir hoon yaaron,Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, Tere Bina Zindagi Se, Chala Jata Hoon, Tujhse Naraaz Nahi Zindagi, Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja, Kyh Hua Tera Waada, Mere Saamne Waali Khidki Mein, O haseena zulfo wali.

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