Rahul Dev Burman or RD Burman, popularly known as Pancham Da, was a music maestro who ruled Bollywood for almost four decades. Today marks the 78th birth anniversary of the legend whose songs still form the part of many movies which are not even patch of the original. His music wasn’t the usual. Son of renowned music composer, SD Burman, R D Burman began his music training right from the very beginning. But without being influenced by his father's inclination towards classical music, the music genius invented his own style.
On the special occasion of RD Burman 78th birth anniversary, we have listed out five masterpiece songs of R D Burman that will stay with us forever.
Sar Jo Tera Chakraaye
Popular song Sar Jo Tera Chakraaye's tune was created by him when he was a kid. It was included by his father in the recording of Guru Dutt's Pyaasa.
Beeti Na Bitaayee Raina
RD Burman’s emotional song Beeti Na Bitaayee Raina from popular film Parichay was composed by him while he was in a hotel room. The song helped Lata Mangeshkar and Bhupinder win National Award.
Play Gulaabi Aankhen, from the film The Train, in any party with people belonging the 60s and 70s, and you're sure to find someone get up and dance. It was once considered a dance anthem of its time, and still stands as a foot-tapping number. It's been remixed and re-mastered multiple times to suit contemporary sounds, but the original is layered and melodic.
Jawani Diwani as an album has more hits than misses. Each song from the film can possibly be on someone's favourite songs list, whether it is 'Saamne yeh kaun aaya', 'Nahin nahin' and 'eh Jawani Hai Diwani— but possibly the one song that stands out as the most hum-able of the lot, and also the one song that is a sure shot part of most singing reality shows, it would have to be Jaane Ja Dhoondta Phir Raha
Kuch Na Kaho
Pancham's last music album was a hit: When new breed of music composers such as Laxmikant Pyarelal and Bappi Lahiri was coming up in Bollywood and many filmmakers started preferring them over Pancham Da, he battled his insecurities and gave a super hit album for Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 1942: A love story. Unfortunately, this album released after he died.