Happy birthday Pancham Da: A playlist of songs that keep him alive

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2016 09:17 IST
A playlist of 15 songs to celebrate RD Burman’s birthday.

Monday marks the 77th birth anniversary of legendary Bollywood music composer Rahul Dev Burman (June 27, 1939 – January 4, 1994).

Fondly known as Pancham Da by contemporaries and fans, he created a perfect song for each mood. Be it love, longing, loneliness or sheer fun, his repertoire never ran out for a song for every single emotion. Having composed music for 300 movies, he was considered one of the influential music directors of Bollywood.

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We list 15 of his songs that celebrate different moods.

1. Rim Jhim Gire Sawan (Manzil, 1979)

Lyrics: Yogesh
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

2. Tere Bina Zindagi Se Shiqwa (Aandhi, 1975)

Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

3. Mere Naina Sawan Bhado (Mehboba, 1967)

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

4. O Mere Dil Ke Chain (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)

Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Kishore Kumar

5. Diye Jalte Hain Phool Khilte Hain (Namak Haraam, 1977)

Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Kishore Kumar

6. Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna (Kudrat, 1981)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Parveen Sultana, Kishore Kumar

7. Pyar Humein Kis Mod Pe (Satte Pe Satta, 1982)

Lyrics: Gulshan Bawra
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman, Bhupinder Singh, Sapan Chakravorty, Gulshan Bawra

8. Mehbooba (Sholay, 1975)

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: RD Burman

9. Kya Hua Tera Wada (Hum Kisise Se Kam Nahin, 1977)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Mohammad Rafi and Sushma Shreshta

10. Humein Aur Jeene Ki (Agar Tum Na Hote, 1983)

Lyrics: Gulshan Bawa
Singers: Kishore Kumar

11. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha (1942 A Love Story, 1994)

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singer: Kumar Sanu

12. Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo (Yaadon Ki Baarat, 1973)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi

13. Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye Re (Sharmilee, 1971)

Lyrics: Neeraj
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

14. Baahon Mein Chale Aao (Anamika, 1973)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

15. Bada Natkhat Hai Re (Amar Prem, 1972)

Lyrics:Anand Bakshi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

We cannot encapsulate Pancham Da’s vast treasury of songs in one playlist. After all, he’s the Boss! Add your favourite song in the comment box below.

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