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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Happy birthday RD Burman: Celebrate the musical genius with these 10 songs perfect for your monsoon playlist

On RD Burman’s 80th birthday, listen to his 10 best and most melodic songs. Add these your playlist and listen to them on a cool summer night.

bollywood Updated: Jun 27, 2019 08:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
RD Burman was known as Pancham Da among fans and contemporaries.
RD Burman was known as Pancham Da among fans and contemporaries.

Thursday marks the 80th birth anniversary of one of the country’s most loved music directors, RD Burman. Pancham Da, as he was fondly known among his fans, gave Bollywood some really beautiful melodies that we sing, hum and dance to, even today.

He entered the music industry in the 1950s with the great expectations one would have from the son of Sachin Dev Burman. But it didn’t take RD long to blaze his own trail and go on to compose the music for a long string of classic films. It is said he got the name ‘Pancham’ as he used to cry in five different notes when he was a child.

He learnt his art from masters like Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Ashish Khan and made music that the country had never heard before. Here are some of his most beautiful songs, perfect for listening late at night when you have nothing but your thoughts to yourself:

Rim Jhim Gire Sawan


Film: Manzil (1979)

Lyrics: Yogesh

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na


Film: Ghar

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Aane Wala Pal Jane Wala Hai


Film: Golmaal

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Mere Naina Sawan Bhado


Film: Mehbooba

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

O Mere Dil Ke Chain


Film: Mere Jeevan Saathi

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh


Film: 1942 A Love Story

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Kumar Sanu

Tum Aa Gaye Ho


Film: Aandhi

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Musafir Hoon Yaaron


Film: Parichay

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Katra Katra Milti Hai


Film: Ijaazat

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Asha Bhonsle

Aaja Piya Tohe Pyaar Du


Film: Baharon Ke Sapne

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

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First Published: Jun 27, 2019 08:55 IST

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