Rahul Dev Burman (R.D. Burman [1939–1994]), popularly known as Pancham da, gave a new identity to Indian Bollywood cinema. At a young age, he gave hundreds of songs to Bollywood.
R.D. Burman was born on June 27, 1939 in Kolkata (Calcutta). His father Sachin Dev Burman (S.D. Burman), who himself was a great musician of Hindi cinema. Due to his unparalleled musical talent, he is considered one of the best musicians in the world.
R.D. Burman is also known as an experimentalist musician. He composed many new melodies by mixing western music. Not only this, he composed music for around 300 films during his career.
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R.D. Burman got his first chance as a music composer in 1959 with the film Raaz, directed by Niranjan, however, the film could not be completed due to some reason. It is also said that the super hit song ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani‘ from Kishore Kumar’s film ‘Aradhana‘ was actually Pancham Da’s tune, although the music of the film was given by his father S.D. Burman.
Furthermore, he also received a Film fare nomination for Best Male Playback Singer for his song ‘Mehbooba O Mehbooba‘ for the film ‘Sholay‘. On the anniversary of his 77th birthday on 27 June 2016, Google had a Doodle of R.D Burman on its Indian Home Page.
Let’s memorize 27 of his classic songs to remember the musical genius that he was:
- Chehra Hai Ya Chand Khila Hai | Rishi Kapoor | Dimple Kapadia | R.D.Burman
- Humen Tum Se Pyar Kitna | Rajesh Khanna | Hema Malini | R.D.Burman
- Koi Haseena Jab Rooth Jaati | Dharmendra | Hema Malini | R.D.Burman
- Aaj Unse Pehli Mulaqat Hogi | Rakesh Roshan | Hema Malini | R.D.Burman
- Raat Kali Ek Khwab Mein | Navin Nischol | Archana | Kishore Kumar | R.D.Burman
- Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani | Amitabh Bachchan | Zeenat Aman | Asha Bhosle | R.D.Burman
- Tune O Rangeele | Rajesh Khanna | Hema Malini | Lata Mangeshkar | R.D.Burman
- Saagar Kinare Dil Yeh Pukare | Rishi Kapoor | Dimple Kapadia | S.P. Balasubrahmanyam | R.D.Burman
- Jab Hum Jawan Honge | Sunny Deol | Amrita Singh | Lata Mangeshkar | R.D.Burman
- Humein Aur Jeene Ki Chahat | Rajesh Khanna | Rekha | Raj Babbar | R.D.Burman
- Pyar Mein Dil Pe Maar De Goli | Kishore Kumar | Asha Bhosle | R.D.Burman
- Janu Meri Jaan | Amitabh Bachchan | Parveen Babi | Kishore Kumar | Mohammed Rafi | R.D.Burman
- Jaane Do Naa | Rishi Kapoor | Dimple Kapadia | Asha Bhosle | R.D.Burman
- Hawa Ke Saath Saath | Hema Malini | Sanjeev Kumar | R.D.Burman
- Badal Yun Garajta Hai | Sunny Deol | Amrita Singh | Lata Mangeshkar | R.D.Burman
- Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jate Hain | Hema Malini | Dharmendra | R.D.Burman
- Yamma Yamma | Amitabh Bachchan | Shashi Kapoor | Parveen Babi | R.D.Burman
- Do Ghoont Mujhe Bhi Pila De Sharabi | Mumtaz | Lata Mangeshkar | R.D.Burman
- Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai | Kishore Kumar | R.D.Burman
- Kaanta Laga | Asha Parekh | Lata Mangeshkar | R.D.Burman
- Mehbooba Mehbooba | Helen | Amitabh Bachchan | R.D.Burman
- Pyaar Karne Waale Pyaar Karte Hain | Parveen Babi | Asha Bhosle | R.D.Burman
- O Maria O Maria | Kamal Hassan | Dimple Kapadia | S. P. Balasubrahmanyam | R.D.Burman
- Lakdi Ki Kaathi | Junior Urmila Matondkar | Jugal Hansraj | R.D.Burman
- Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge | Kishore Kumar | Manna Dey | Amitabh Bachchan | Dharmendra | R.D.Burman
- Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi | Masoom | Naseeruddin Shah | Jugal Hansraj | R.D.Burman
- Ek Din Bik Jaayega Mati Ke Mol | Dharam Karam Songs | Raj Kapoor | R.D.Burman
Here are the preview of our 27 top picks of R.D. Burman: