Rahul Dev Burman, popularly known as R.D. Burman, the veteran and dynamic singer turns 77 today and the world celebrates. He is considered as one of the seminal music directors of the Indian Musical Industry. He was nicknamed as Pancham Da and has been a very important part of the music industry. Idol for many, Burman left the nation in grief on 44 January 1994 with his saddened dismiss. But never has been there any year that the nation has not remembered the legend. Today on R.D. Burman’s 77th Birthday again, along with the world let’s celebrate R.D. Burman’s great contribution to the industry. The search giant engine –Google too has remembered the unconventional singer and the iconic composer on his 77th birthday by dedicating a doodle to him.
“Early on, he was given the nickname Pancham, from the Bengali word for 5. In fact, at the age of 9, R.D. Burman was already composing music for hit films, since his father S.D. Burman included his son’s Sar jo tera chakraaye in the film Pyaasa. As his career developed, he was known for making music out of anything from laughter to blowing over the tops of glass bottles. Bringing in influences from all over the world, from disco, to funk, to cabaret, R.D. Burman revolutionized Bollywood and brought films like Caravan to life with the iconic Piya Tu Ab To Aaja,” says a Google Doodle blogpost dedicated to Burman.
Today, on his 77th birthday, as he smiles from heaven, let us remember him with some of his amazingly sung and composed songs which will always have their special place in our heart. Let us dip in his style and feel the music to the core with these R.D. Burman hit songs of all times:
Piya Tu Ab To Aaja:
Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin
Duniya Mein Logon Ko
Bahon Mein Chale Aao
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
Tujhse Naraz Nahin Zindagi
Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai