5 hits of Pancham Da to make you travel in the memory


What better way to celebrate the birthdays of the music maestros than by humming their dormant hits. Rahul Dev Burman aka RD Burman or Pancham Da was the quintessential music composer who reigned over the hearts of many Indians with his unique musical compositions inspired by sound effects. The archetype of the musician was born to no less than one person than the great music director Sachin Dev Burman in Kolkata (then Calcutta) on June 27, 1939.

Even though the fame of his legendary father gave him some clout in the music industry, Pancham Da carved out a niche for himself in no time. Under his father’s tutelage, the music virtuoso wrote his first song Aye Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa – which his father used in the 1956 film Funtoosh – at the age of 9.

Burman – who is known for bringing the genre of electronic rock and jazz music to Bollywood – has revolutionized the landscape of the Indian music industry with his unique talent of blending world music with his repertoire of moving and melodious compositions. He was in a way a musical prodigy who hammered music even out of the ordinary.

On the occasion of her 82nd birthday, let’s hum some beautiful Pancham da compositions that we have put together for you.

Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein: The popular rain number from the movie Ajnabee which brought together superstar Rajesh Khanna and idol Zeenat Aman was directed by Burman and was sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.

Roop Tera Matana: From the movie Aradhana, the soundtrack for this song was composed by Sachin Dev and his son PanchamDa added jazz and samba notes to enrich it with its distinct style. This song rose to prominence as it made film hero Rajesh Khanna an overnight sensation and elevated singer Kishore Kumar to a new level of notoriety.


O Mere Dil Ke channel: This song from the movie Mere Jeevan Sathi with Rajesh Khanna and Tanuja was sung by Kishore da and the music was conducted by Pancham da.

Duniya Mein Connection KB: Sung by Asha Bhosle and RD Burman, it’s another hit from Pancham da’s repertoire. This classic song from the movie Apna Desh features Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, J. Om Prakash, Pandari Bai, Jagdeep, Kanhaiyalal and Madan Puri.

Bachke Rehna Re Baba: This song has the melodious voices of the Trinity: Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar. From the movie Pukar, the song features Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman and Randhir Kapoor.

RD Burman was recognized as a legend in the music industry after his passing. His songs and compositions will always stay with his fans.

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