Singing along to musical legends’ modest hits is the perfect way to celebrate their birthdays. Rahul Dev Burman, commonly known as RD Burman or Pancham Da, was the supreme music composer who won the hearts of innumerable Indians with his distinctive and foley-inspired musical compositions.
The prototype musician was born on June 27, 1939, in Kolkata (then Calcutta), to the great composer Sachin Dev Burman.
Despite the fact that his well-known father’s celebrity gave him a lot of power, Pancham Da rapidly rose to fame for himself in the music industry.
About Pancham Da’s life
When the musical genius was nine years old, his father taught him how to write. His first song was, “Aye Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa.” The song was used in the 1956 film Funtoosh.
Burman, who is credited for introducing jazz and the electronic rock genre to Bollywood, transformed the Indian music scene with his singular ability to meld international music with his catalogue of soulful and melodic tunes. He was a successful musician who could play anything, even unusual music.
He also put forth a lot of effort, writing 331 songs including some of his most enduring tunes for his sister-in-law, the legendary Lata Mangeshkar.
The most popular Bollywood projects that RD Burman worked on was with Kishore Kumar and lyricist Anand Bakshi. The trio usually produced popular songs for Rajesh Khanna and other super hit stars movies.
Let’s hum some of the lovely compositions of Pancham da that we have compiled for you on his 83rd birthday.
O Mere Dil Ke Chain
Kishore da and Pancham da lead the music for this song from the movie Mere Jeevan Sathi, which starred Tanuja and Rajesh Khanna.
Duniya Mein Logon Ko
This song from the film “Apna Desh,” performed by Asha Bhosle and RD Burman, is one of the best representations of Pancham Da’s approach of fusing Indian and Western aesthetics.
Bachke Rehna Re Baba
Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle, and Kishore Kumar all contribute beautiful vocals to this song. Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, and Randhir Kapoor appear in the song from the movie Pukar.
Rim Jhim Gire Sawan
One of the best songs about rain is the lyrical classic from the movie “Manzil.” Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar sang it.
Roop Tera Mastana
This song’s soundtrack for the film Aradhana was written by Sachin Dev, and Pancham Da’s addition of jazz and samba notes gave it his own unique touch. As Rajesh Khanna, the movie’s lead, became an instant sensation and vocalist Kishore Kumar rose to new heights of fame, this song gained significance.
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
This song from the 1973 film “Yaadon Ki Baaraat,” sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, is still one of the most melodic love songs in Bollywood history. The song’s ultra-cool aura still resonates.
Kya Hua Tera Wada
People still remember the song “Kya Hua Tera Wada” from “Hum Kisise Kum Naheen,” which was written by Mohammed Rafi, RD Burman, and Sushma Shreshta. Due to its success, the song has been recreated by a number of new-age composers
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
The song, delivered by Kishore Kumar, is from the popular film “Kati Patang.” The song, which features Rajesh Khanna, is a classic.
Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Me
Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman were featured in the well-known song from the movie “Ajnabee.” Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar performed it.
Tum Agye Ho Noor Agya Hai
Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, and Om Shivpuri play the key parts in the song TUM AA GAYE HO NOOR AA GAYA HAI from the film AANDHI. Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar perform the song.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Burman’s super lyrical hit from film ‘1942- A Love Story’ performed Kumar Sanu, stars Anil Kapoor and Manisha KKoirala