On R.D. Burman‘s 77th birth anniversary on Monday, Indian film celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Adnan Sami and Amit Trivedi paid homage to the legendary music director by lauding his evergreen and magical tunes.
Rahul Dev Burman was born on June 27, 1939. He passed away at the age of 54 in 1994.
Known for his knack for experimenting with sounds, Burman — affectionately called Pancham Da — is best known for his evergreen songs like ‘Tum se milke aisa laga’, ‘Tere bina zindagi se koi shikwa’, ‘Yaadon ki baraat’, ‘Mehbooba mehbooba’ and ‘Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko’.
Son of late music composer S.D. Burman, Pancham Da gave legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle some of the best tunes to lend their voices to.
To celebrate his 77th birth anniversary, Google honoured him with a doodle on its homepage.
Celebrities across different fields also took to Twitter to pay homage to him.
Here’s what they tweeted:
Rishi Kapoor: Happy 77th birthday! And thank you for all!
Kumar Sanu: Happy Birthday Pancham Da!
Farah Khan: Happy Birthday R.D. Burman. The reason I loved movies. So lucky to have choreographed his music in ‘1942 – A Love Story’.
Adnan Sami: R.D. Burman didn’t just create music. He created a ‘movement’ that exists today. Happy Birthday Pancham Da. Your home was my first address in India.
Ayushmann Khurrana: I listen to Pancham Da’s songs everyday. Don’t know how differently I can celebrate his birthday. R.D. Burman.
Amit Trivedi: Happy birthday to the boss. Your music, even today sounds magical. Thank you Pancham Da for the amazing work you have done. R.D. Burman.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Happy 77th birthday Pancham Da. Life would be incomplete without your music. Music directors like you happen once in a lifetime.
Vivek Agnihotri: Pancham Da, I don’t care much about your birthday as you are always with me like no one else.
Inputs from IANS
Quiet, resonant, and creative, he can be seen immersed in his own world, and puts in his heart and soul into the one passion that he has, Bollywood. His line for survival? Feel happy to be a part of it.