Kolkata, (thestates.news)| Legendary music composer Rahul Dev Burman, fondly known as R.D Burman, would have celebrated his 83rd birthday on Monday, had he been alive, and the film fraternity believes the maverick musician would have been a hit with audiences even today. To celebrate his birth anniversary, the city organised musical events, featuring singers, musicians who worked with the musical maestro. He was also known by the name Pancham Da among his fans. His beautiful melodies are still loved and heard by the masses.
CM Mamata Banerjee paid heartfelt tribute the legendary music director Rahul Dev Burman on the occasion. “Heartfelt tribute to Rahul Dev Burman on his birth anniversary,” Banerjee posted on her social networking page. Born on this day in 1939, a creative genius and a celebrated music composer Burman changed the sound of music in Indian cinema, leaving behind a rich legacy for generations to come. Burman’s collaborations with Kishore Kumar and lyricist Anand Bakshi are probably the most successful in Bollywood. The trio frequently delivered hit tracks for Rajesh Khanna movies.
In fact, RD Burman composed music for 32 of Rajesh Khanna movies, including ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Namak Haraam’, ‘Aap Ki Kasam’, ‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’, ‘Mehbooba’ and ‘Kudrat’. His songs for films like “Kati Patang,” “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, “Caravan”, “Sholay” and “Yaadon Ki Baaraat” among other were major hits and became an inspiration for new-age music composers. Burman also produced an array of spell-binding melodies and semi-classicals for films like “Aandhi”, “Parichay”, “Ijaazat”, “Kinara”, and “Khushboo”. The music composer died in 1994. The last movie he worked on was “1942: A Love Story”.(UNI)