Video: Google honours legendary music composer RD Burman on his 77th birthday

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He composed music for over 330 movies.

He won three Fimfare Awards for Best Music Director. (Photo: Screen grab)

Google on Monday paid tribute to legendary music composer RD Burman with a doodle.

Born on June 27, 1939, in Kolkata, he was the son of composer SD Burman.

RD Burman was considered as one of the most influential music director of Bollywood and was popularly known as Pancham Da.

He composed music for over 330 movies. In fact he started composing music for the movies at the age of nine.

SD Burman included his son’s composition of ‘Sar jo tera chakraaye’ in the film Pyaasa directed by Guru Dutt.

He worked with renowned singers like Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle (his wife).

Pancham Da was famous for creating versatile music. He won three Filmfare Awards for Best Music Director.

He died at the age of 54.

Many of his classics like O Mere Dil Ke Chain, Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si, Chura Liya Hai, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, O Majhi Re, etc are still cherished.

The Google Doodle has a smiling portrait of Burman at the centre with a scarf wrapped around his neck. The background has scenes from movies and musical notes.

Click here to enjoy some of his evergreen creation:

 

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