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Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

On RD Burman's 77th birth anniversary, here are some of the unknown facts about him. Pancham Da was the first one who brought western influence in Indian music industry, he was known for his unique taste of music.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 June 2016, 03:49:45 PM
Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

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On RD Burman's 77th birth anniversary, here are some of the unknown facts about him.
Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

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Burman was popularly known as Pancham Da. He was the son of a noted Indian music director SD Burman.
Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

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He revolutionised Hindi music industry by bringing in western music influence. Burman made electronic rock popular in India and also incorporated jazz and Arabic tunes in his compositions.
Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

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His songs for films like 'Kati Patang', 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna', 'Caravan', 'Sholay' and 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat' among other were major hits and became an inspiration for new-age music composers.
Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

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Pancham Da also produced an array of spell-binding melodies and semi-classicals for films like 'Amar Prem', 'Aandhi', 'Parichay', 'Ijaazat', 'Kinara', and 'Khushboo'.
Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

Happy Birthday RD Burman: Five things to know

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The composer died in 1994. The last movie he worked on was '1942: A Love Story', starring Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala in the lead, which was released after his death.