Today (4th Jan 1994), marks the 25th death anniversary of the legendary music composer, Rahul Dev Burman, lovingly known as Panchamda to his fans. He has enthralled the audiences with his mesmerising and melodious tunes for several decades, and his compositions still weave magic in the hearts of his fans.
So, on his death anniversary, let’s rewind to some of his iconic numbers that will remind us of the musical genius that he was.
Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa Toh Nahin: Sung in the mellifluous voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, this song from Aandhi will tug at your heartsrings.
Yeh Shaam Mastani: This refreshing number from Kati Patang, sung by Kishore Kumar had melody infused at the right places.
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko: A romantic track from the movie Yaadon Ki Baaraat, this song was crooned by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle and continues to remain a hot favourite in our list of old romantics.
O Mere Sona Re: A song from Teesri Manzil, in the voices of Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, this was an utterly cute and adorable track.
Raina Beeti Jaaye: The sublime tunes of the songs from Amar Prem can be easily listed in RD Burman’s finest works. Lata Mangeshkar’s rendition is moving and captivating in the truest of senses.
Bachna Ae Haseeno: RD Burman’s Bachna Ae Haseeno from Hum Kisise Kam Nahi, rightfully celebrated the art of flirtation.
Pyaar Humein Kis Mode Pe Le Aaya: This song from Satte Pe Satta perfectly captures the mood of group singing. This immensely lovable track aptly demonstarted Panchamda’s keen sense of humour.
Yeh Vaada Raha: The soundtrack of this film may not count into blockbusters, but the pleasing title continues garnering all the love.
Mehbooba: A groovy number from Sholay, this one alone oozes enough excitement to keep you buzzing.
Dum Maaro Dum: RD Burman’s sensual arrangement of this song coupled with Asha Bhosle’s melodious voice is too attractive and unmissable.
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