Singing along to the humble hits of musical legends 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 captured the hearts of countless Indians with his distinctive and sound inspired music 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 father’s well-known fame gave him a lot of power, Pancham Da quickly rose to fame in the music industry.
About the life of Pancham Da
When the musical genius was nine years old, his father taught him to write. Her first song was “Aye Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa”. The song was used in the 1956 film Funtoosh.
Burman, credited for introducing jazz and the electronic rock genre to Bollywood, transformed the Indian music scene with his singular ability to fuse international music with his catalog of soulful and melodic tracks. He was a successful musician who could play anything, even unusual music.
He also put in a lot of effort, writing 331 songs, including some of his most enduring songs for his sister-in-law, the legendary Lata Mangeshkar.
The most popular Bollywood projects RD Burman worked on were with Kishore Kumar and lyricist Anand Bakshi. The trio usually produced popular songs for Rajesh Khanna and other hit star films.
Let’s ruffle some of Pancham da’s beautiful compositions that we’ve compiled for you on his 83rd birthday.
Chain O Mere Dil Ke
Kishore da and Pancham da conduct 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 movie “Apna Desh”, performed by Asha Bhosle and RD Burman, is one of the best representations of Pancham Da’s approach which fuses Indian and Western aesthetics.
Bachke Rehna Re Baba
Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar all contribute to the beautiful vocals in this song. Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman and Randhir Kapoor appear in the movie song Pukar.
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
The soundtrack of this song for the movie Aradhana was written by Sachin Dev, and the addition of jazz and samba notes by Pancham Da gave it its own unique touch. As Rajesh Khanna, the film’s lead, became an instant sensation and singer Kishore Kumar rose to new heights of fame, this song rose to prominence.
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
This song from the 1973 movie “Yaadon Ki Baaraat”, sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, is still one of the most melodic love songs in Bollywood history. The ultra-cool aura of the song 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, performed by Kishore Kumar, is taken from the popular movie “Kati Patang”. The song, which features Rajesh Khanna, is a classic.
Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Moi
Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman were featured in the well known movie song “Ajnabee”. Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar performed it.
Tum Agye Ho Noor Agya Hai
Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar and Om Shivpuri play the main roles in the song TUM AA GAYE HO NOOR AA GAYA HAI from the movie AANDHI. Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar perform the song.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Burman’s super hit lyric from the movie ‘1942 – A Love Story’ starred Kumar Sanu, stars Anil Kapoor and Manisha KKoirala