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Happy birthday RD Burman: His tunes that are still alive

Saturday marks the 76th birth anniversary of legendary Bollywood music composer Rahul Dev Burman (June 27, 1939 – January 4, 1994). Fondly called Pancham Da by contemporaries, he created a perfect song for each mood.

music Updated: Jun 27, 2015 16:34 IST
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RD-Burman-and-Kishore-Kumar

Saturday marks the 76th birth anniversary of legendary Bollywood music composer Rahul Dev Burman (June 27, 1939 – January 4, 1994). Fondly called Pancham Da by 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 ten of his songs that celebrate different moods.

1. Tere Bina Zindagi Se Shiqwa

Film: Aandhi (1975)

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar



2. Rim Jhim Gire Sawan

Film: Manzil (1979)

Lyrics: Yogesh

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar



3. O Mere Dil Ke Chain

Film: Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Kishore Kumar



4. Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna

Film: Kudrat (1981)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Parveen Sultana, Kishore Kumar



5. Mere Naina Sawan Bhado

Film: Mehboba (1967)

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar



6. Diye Jalte Hain Phool Khilte Hain

Film: Namak Haraam (1977)

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Kishore Kumar



7. 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



8. Kya Hua Tera Wada

Film: Hum Kisise Se Kam Nahin (1977)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Mohammad Rafi and Sushma Shreshta



9. Mehbooba

Film: Sholay (1975)

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: RD Burman



10. Humein Aur Jeene Ki

Film: Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)

Lyrics: Gulshan Bawa

Singers: Kishore Kumar







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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