Biography and music of R D Burman
One of the great musicians of bengal, R D Burman born on June 27, 1939 in Kolkata. With the other name Rahul Dev Burman was the famous music director all over India. The son of Indian film composer and singer Sachin Dev Burman, R D Burman creats music more than 300 scores compiled a treasure trove of design for dance recordings and remix players.
He was known with the nickname Pancham. His father inspired him as a composer and encouraged him to play different instruments so that he would gain fame with their capabilities. Burman's musical brilliance is evaluated from the famous song 'Sar jo tera chakraaye' in Guru Dutt's film, Pyaasa. RD Burman composed his first song 'Aye meri topi palat ke aa' at the age of nine. His composing style has influenced generations of music directors even to today. He also learned to play the harmonica. Burman's best film was Tesri Manzil (1965), for which he got the position of music director after director Vijay Anand arranged a session with producer Nasir Hussain at which Burman could composed some of his tunes.His first released film as a music director was Mehmood's "Chote Nawaab" in 1961.
Burman worked as assistant music director on several film of his father in the early 1960s and began to add non-Indian influences to his musical composition. Out of his superb dedication to music world there includes 331 Films and 4 Non-Film Albums. From this 31 in Bangla and 3 in Telugu also. In the year 1958, he also played the mouth organ as a child in infamous song, Hai apna dil to aawara in the film Solva. As Indian industry's gained personality in England and even in the United States, Burman's name became better known. During 1970s Burman teamed up with other legendry singers like Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and others.
In 1988 at the age of 49, he suffered a heart attack. Burman first married Rita in 1960 but they were divorced in 1974. He then married Asha Bhonsle. At the age of 54 he faced another heart attack with his wife Asha at his side, he died on January 4, 1994. Some of his great hand towards the world of Bollywood music are Amar prem, Buddha mil gaya, Caravan, and Hare Rama Hare Krishna.