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Happy birthday RD Burman: 20 songs by Panchamda that celebrate emotions and life

Tuesday is the 78th birth anniversary of the Boss, legendary Bollywood music composer Rahul Dev Burman. Here, we list 20 of his songs that celebrate different moods.

bollywood Updated: Jun 27, 2017 11:32 IST
HT Correspondent
RD Burman was just nine-years-old when he composed his first song, ‘Aye meri topi palat ke aa’, for Funtoosh (1956).
RD Burman was just nine-years-old when he composed his first song, ‘Aye meri topi palat ke aa’, for Funtoosh (1956).

Tuesday marks the 78th birth anniversary of legendary Bollywood music composer Rahul Dev Burman. He did an unthinkable range of songs with Asha Bhosle (his wife) and Kishore Kumar.

Burman was just a nine year-old child when he composed his first song, ‘Aye meri topi palat ke aa’, which his father, SD Burman, used in Funtoosh (1956). As a child, he also composed the tune of the popular song ‘Sar jo tera chakraaye’; his father included it in the soundtrack of Guru Dutt’s Pyaasa (1957).

Fondly known as Pancham Da among fans and contemporaries, he created a perfect song for each mood. Be it love, longing, loneliness or sheer fun, his repertoire never runs out for a song for each emotion.

Here, we list 20 of his songs that celebrate different moods.

1. Mehbooba

Film: Sholay (1975)
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: RD Burman

2. Rim Jhim Gire Sawan

Film: Manzil (1979)
Lyrics: Yogesh
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

3. Diye Jalte Hain Phool Khilte Hain

Film: Namak Haraam (1977)
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Kishore Kumar

4. Tere Bina Zindagi Se Shiqwa

Film: Aandhi (1975)
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

5. O Mere Dil Ke Chain

Film: Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Kishore Kumar

6. Kya Hua Tera Wada

Film: Hum Kisise Se Kam Nahin (1977)
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Mohammad Rafi and Sushma Shreshta

7. Humein Aur Jeene Ki

Film: Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)
Lyrics: Gulshan Bawa
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

8. Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna

Film: Kudrat (1981)
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Parveen Sultana, Kishore Kumar

9. Mere Naina Sawan Bhado

Film: Mehboba (1967)
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

10. Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo

Film: Yaadon Ki Baarat
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi

11. Pyar Humein Kis Mod Pe

Film: Satte Pe Satta (1982)
Lyrics: Gulshan Bawra
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman, Bhupinder Singh, Sapan Chakravorty, Gulshan Bawra

12. Bada Natkhat Hai


Film: Amar Prem
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar

13. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha


Film: 1942: A Love Story
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singer: Kumar Sanu

14. Aur Kya Ahede Wafa

Film: Sunny
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singer: Asha Bhosle

15. Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na

Film: Ghar
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

16. Sun Sun Sun Didi Tere Liye Ek Rishta Aaya Hai

Film: Khubsoorat
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singer: Asha Bhonsle

17. Aane Wala Pal Jane Wala Hai

Film: Golmaal
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singer: Kishore Kumar

18. Jai Jai Shiv Shankar

Film:Aap Ki Kasam
Lyrics:Anand Bakshi
Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

19. Mere Samnewali Khidki Mein

Film:Padosan
Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan
Singer: Kishore Kumar

20. Kajra Lagake Gajra Sajake

Film:Apna Desh
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

We cannot encapsulate Pancham Da’s treasury of songs in one playlist. After all, he’s the Boss! Share your favourite song @htshowbiz