S D Burman Death Anniversary

Remembering the notorious music director and composer S D Burman on his day of commemoration, who has disposed around 35 years of his life to Bollywood music industry, from the 1940’s up until his death in 1975. He is popularly cited as ‘Burman da’ and is an illustrious music director and composer of Bollywood industry.

S D Burman Biography

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A big legacy to the Indian music industry beginning with a leading Indian music director, composer and singer S D Burman to R D Burman wielded immense significance on Hindi film music.  His natal day is October 1st, 1906 and he died on 31st October, 1975.

Sachin Dev Burman belonging to the Tripura Royal Family was born to Rajkumari Nirmala Devi, the Royal princess of Manipur and Mahamanyabar Rajkumar Nabadwipchandra Dev Burman of Tripura,s on of Maharaja Ishaanchandra Manikya Dev Burman, Maharaja of Tripura in Comilla, British India (now in Bangladesh). He had eight siblings in his family. He lost his mother at the age of two years.

Sachin began his music school ‘Sur Mandir’ in 1930 where he found his love ‘Meera Dasgupta’ who was one of his scholar. He liked her modesty and tied their knots on 10th February, 1938. Apparently, they faced many complexities after their wedding. Sachin’s parents did not accepted their daughter-in-law. Though she belonged to a scholarly family but was not from a royal family. This incident disturbed Sachin Dev Burman a lot and he resolved to break all the relations with his family. Next year, on 27th June, 1939, his wife gave birth to a baby boy whom the world recognize as ‘R D Burman (Rahul Dev Burman)’ a notorious veteran Bollywood singer and music composer. He was the only son of the couple and tied the knots with the legendary vocalist Asha Bhosle.

He initiated his career with Bengali films in 1937 and subsequently became a lucrative and prominent Bollywood film music composer. He has poised music for over 100 Hindi and Bengali movies. According to the biographers, the autocratic composer S D Burman gave linguistics to Hindi film music. He got a chance to work with two of the greatest vocalist of India, Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi, in almost an equal number of songs. Some of his outstanding example comprises ‘Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera’, ‘Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu’, ‘Badi Sooni Sooni’ etc.

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In the late 1920s, Burman Da has also worked for Calcutta Radio Station as a Radio Singer. His  first pre-album era came for Hindustan Records in 1932. He triumphed gold medal for his thumri portrayal to Bengal Music Conference in Kolkatta in 1934. This ceremony was introduced by Rabindranath Tagore. His primary major blast in Hindi songs came with the song ‘Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya’ sung by Geeta Dutt in the movie Do Bhai in 1947. SD urged his son Rahul Dev Burman to play the glorious mouth organ tune for the song ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’ for the film ‘Aradhana’ in 1969. He went into coma when reciting one of the notorious song of his life sung by Kishore Kumar for Mili. Wistfully, he did not regained his health. Burman has also chanted four songs of Nazrul’s compositions. He was a Bengal’s contemporary author who was a close familiarity to his family and used to stay with Burmans in Comilla house.

The initial few chapters of his life describes how his developing years affected him with music and shaped his career. He used to go for fishing for his recreation,  he persisted his interest for playing football even in Bombay, – SD had always been a big East Bengal fan throughout his life and be captivated of the peripatetic singers who conferred their collection of folk forms : Baul, Kirtan and the Bhatiyali boatmen songs along with the compositions of Rabindranath Tagore, who would one day soar over the film music.

S D Burman Best Evergreen Songs

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The prominent vocalist of the period have sung Burman Da’s compositions including Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum. Few songs created by him were also sung by Mukesh and Talat Mahmood. He himself has given 14 Hindi and 13 Bengali songs to the film industry.

Some of the best melodies of ‘Burman Da’ are

Gaata Rahe Mera Dil….

Khoya Khoya Chand…

Khwaab Ho Tum Ya Koi….

Tadbeer Se Bigdi Hui….

Achha Ji Main Haari…

Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar…

Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara…..

Shokhiyon Mein Ghola Jaye…..

Ab Ke Saajan Saawan Mein….

Maine Kaha Phoolon Se…..

Wahan Kaun Hai Tera…..

Roop Tera Mastana…..

Kora Kagaz Tha…….

Saphal Hogi Teri Aradhana…….

These evergreen and harmonious chorus of Burman Da have always been very sweet and dear to our ears.

We love you Burman Da. Long Live your melodies and you keep shining like stars!

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