June 27, 2021 1:46:09 pm
Legendary late musician RD Burman made timeless music. His songs are still relevant and somehow continues to touch our hearts. Be it “Tujhse Naraaz Nahi Zindagi” or “Aap Ki Ankhon Mein”, with his music, RD Burman made us feel hurt, love and happiness all at once. With a couple of his tracks such as “Mehbooba Mehbooba,” “Dum Maro Dum” or “Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja”, he even made us groove to his tunes.
The composer, who would have turned 82 today, bagged his first hit film as a music director in 1966 with Shammi Kapoor’s Teesri Manzil. In the 1970s, Burman became highly popular with Kishore Kumar songs featured in Rajesh Khanna-starrer films. Burman composed music for around 40 films starring Rajesh Khanna. Later, he went on to compose several popular songs, which were sung by Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar. He received his first Filmfare Award nomination for Caravan.
Apart from Caravan, RD Burman is known for his contribution to films such as Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Kati Patang, Amar Prem Seeta Aur Geeta, Rampur Ka Lakshman, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Bombay To Goa, Apna Desh, Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Aap Ki Kasam and Sholay among others. Many of his fans do not know that after his father SD Burman went into coma, it was RD Burman who completed the music for Jaya Bachchan-starrer Mili, which released in 1975.
Some rare pictures of RD Burman:
RD Burman died at the age of 54. He passed away on January 4, 1994. Anil Kapoor’s 1942: A Love Story became his last film that he composed music for. The music of the film released after the composer’s death. It instantly became a hit and went on to posthumously win him his third and last Filmfare Award.
On his birth anniversary, here are 15 of our favourite tracks composed by the maestro:
Aap Ki Aankhon Mein Kuch
Aanewala Pal Janewala Hai
Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi
O Mere Dil Ke Chain
Humen Tumse Pyar Kitna
Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si
Kya Hua Tera Waada
Pyaar Diwaana Hota Hai
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
Pyar Hua Chupke Se
Tumne Mujhe Dekha Hokar Meharbaan
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
Sanam Teri Kasam
The world is a better place with RD Burman’s music in it, wouldn’t you agree?
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