Happy Birthday, R D Burman! Celebrating the 75th birth anniversary of the music legend

Rahul Dev Burman, popularly known as Pancham Da, was born on the 27th of June, 1938. He was; is still, undoubtedly one of the most loved and admired music composers of the film industry. With his classic compositions, R D Burman ruled the film industry from the 1960s to the 1990s. Mainly active as a music composer, the legendary singer composed musical scored for over 331 movies in Bollywood.

R D Burman‘s first movie as a music composer was Chhote Nawab(1961). Most of his work was in collaboration with his wife Asha Bhosle and the evergreen singer Kishore Kumar. Burman died on 4th January, 1994 when he was only 54.

On his 75th birth anniversary, have a look at some of the most terrific songs composed by R D Burman, the king of music of the golden era!

1. O Hansini- Zehreela Insaan

Sung by Kishore Kumar and picturised on Rishi Kapoor & Moushumi Chatterjee, this song is one of the well- known hit numbers composed by Pancham Da.

2. Piya Tu Ab To Aaja – Caravan

Enjoy this super hit song from the 1971 movie Caravan starring Helen, Jeetendra, Asha Parekh, Aruna Irani, Krishan Mehta and Ravindra Kapoor.

3. Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna- Kudrat

This is yet another classic compostion by the terrific composer R D Burman.

4. Hamein Aur Jeene Ki Chaahat Na Hoti- Agar Tum Na Hote

Enjoy this soulful R D Burman composition title duet song by Kishore Kumar or Lata Mangeshkar from 1983.

5. Tujhse naaraz nahi zindagi- Massom

A heart touching song from the Hindi Movie Masoom 1983 “Tujhse Naraz Nahin Zindagi” sung by Lata Mangeshkar & Anup Ghoshall Music By R.D Burman and lyrics By Gulzar.

6. Mehbooba Mehbooba- Sholay

Enjoy this foot- tapping number from Sholay starring the beautiful and ever- graceful Helen!

7. Musafir hoon yaron- Parichay

Fall in love with the melody of this beautiful song sung by the one and only Kishore Kumar; Music composed by R D Burman.

8. O haseena zulfon wali- Teesri manzil

Here is yet another hit music by R.D.Burman and voices of magical Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle.

9.Mere samne waali khidki mein- Padosan

Enjoy the classic bollywood song ‘Mere Samne Wali Khidki’ starring Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu & Kishore Kumar from superhit movie ‘Padosan’.