Today marks the 81st birth anniversary of one of the country’s most adored music directors, RD Burman. Pancham Da, as he was affectionately known among his fans, gave Bollywood a few truly wonderful tunes that we sing, murmur and dance, even today. Rahul Dev Burman, famously known as Pancham Da, was born on the 27th of June, 1938. He is without a doubt one of the foremost adored and respected music composers of the film industry. With his classic compositions, R D Burman ruled the film industry from the 1960s to the 1990s. Primarily dynamic as a music composer, the amazing vocalist composed melodic scored for over 331 movies in Bollywood.
R D Burman‘s first movie as a music composer was Chhote Nawab(1961). Most of his work was in collaboration with his wife Asha Bhosle and the evergreen vocalist Kishore Kumar. Burman passed on 4th January 1994 when he was just 54.
There are a few breathtaking tunes composed by R D Burman, the king of music! Amid his career he gave endless hits like “Mere Sapno ki Rani” sung by Kishore Kumar from the motion picture Aradhana. Burman, Kishore Kumar and Rajesh Khanna moreover gave numerous hits like “Ye Shaam Mastani” in the film Kati Patang.
His wife Asha Bhosale, the veteran singer posted “27th June is Shri Rahul Dev Burman’s 81st birth anniversary and in his memory and as a tribute to his musical genius, I shall speak about one of the most iconic songs that has made him eternal.”
Along with his wife Asha Bhosale he recorded many hit songs like “Mehbooba Mehbooba” from Sholay. Also, he gave hits with Lata Mangeshkar his sister-in-law “Bahon Mein Chale Aao” and many others.
The Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar says she always remembers R D Burman’s Birth Anniversary. Today remembering him Lata Mangeshkar has penned on her Instagram “Namaskar. Apne pyare sangeet se aur acche swabhav se sab ka dil jitnewale R D Burman yaane Pancham ki aaj jayanti hai. Pancham apne pitaji se bahut pyar karta tha. Pancham ka aur mera rishta bahut anokha tha,wo jab bhi khush hota ya dukhi hota,to apni mann ki baatein mujhe bataaya karta tha. Pancham ki yaad mujhe hamesha aati hai. Pancham aur uska sangeet hamesha sunnewalon ke dilon par raaj karta rahega aisa mera vishwas hai.”
He learnt his art from ace singers like Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Ashish Khan and made music that the nation had never listened some time recently.
No one forgets Aandhi, the evergreen tracks – “Is mod se jaate hain”, “Tere bina zindagi se”, and “Tum aa gaye ho” recorded with the prolific playback singer Kishore Kumar.
According to a few stories approximately Rahul Dev Burman composed his first song ‘Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa’ at a really youthful age which was used by his father in the 1956 film Fantush. Apart from this, Pirsa’s exceptionally well known tune ‘Sir Jo Tera Chakraye’, which was included in Gurudutt’s classic movies released next year was also composed by Burman sir.
Pancham Da’s brilliant and highly respected execution of playing the mouth organ is listened in his father’s popular melody ‘Hai Apna Dil To Awara…’, which was used in Dev Anand’s film ‘Sixteenth Year’ discharged in 1958. Apart from this, ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ (1958), ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’ (1959), ‘Tere Ghar Ke Samane’ (1963), ‘Bandini’ (1963), ‘Ziddi’ (1964), ‘Guide’ (1965) and ‘Teen Ladies’ (1965) can also be seen as a melodic musical assistant.
The songs from Baharon ke Sapne – “Aaja piya tohe pyaar dun, Kya janu sajan”, and “Chunri sambhal gori (with Manna Dey)” are also among his unparalleled creations.