TDIM - S.D. Burman's Death Anniversary - 31st Oct
October 31, 2013 @ 02:07 am
S.D. Burman's Death Anniversary
On This Day, we pay tribute to India's legendary music composer, S.D Burman. This artist composed music for 100 movies, including Hindi and Bengali films Apart from being a versatile composer; he also sang songs in the folk style of Tripura. His Son Rahul Dev Burman was also a music director.
S.D. Burman's compositions have been mainly sung to a large extent by the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Shamshad Begum. Mukesh and Talat Mahmood have also sung songs composed by him. He also sang about 20 film songs.
Aesthetically and culturally inclined toward Bengali music, S.D. Burman initially started his career with Bengali films in 1937. Later composing for Hindi movies, he was known as the official composer for Dev Anand's films, and this collaboration was one of the most memorable and fruitful composer-actor partnerships in Indian films. He also possessed a uniquely thin yet gruff voice, and was credited with reducing the emphasis on orchestration in Indian film music.
He then began his Bombay career with Shikari and later went on to compose hit music for Do Bhai, Shabnam, and Aath Din. Dev Anand and Burman collaborated during the 1950s, with successful music for Taxi Driver, Munimji, Afsar, Ghar Number 44, Funtoosh, Kalabazar, Paying Guest, Nau Do Gyarah, and Kalapani. Burman also composed for the highly celebrated film director Guru Dutt for Pyaasa, Baazi, Jaal, and Kaagaz ke Phool during this time. In the 1960s Burman composed some of his best commercial music, the most notable being Guide, Bandini, Aradhana, and Teen Deviyan.
Regardless of his death, S.D Burman’s reputation till today remains unabated.
Here’s a list of the top 5 songs by S.D Burman.
1. Sun mere bandhu re.
2. Mere sajan hain us paar.
3. Vahaan kaun hai tera.
4. Mere duniya hai maa.
5. Safal hogi tere aradhana.
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