Rahul Dev Burman, commonly known as RD Burman, is considered as one of the greatest music composers of the Indian film industry. From the 1960s to the 1990s, the legendary musician had composed musical scores for 331 films.
RD Burman majorly worked with his wife, Asha Bhosle, and late singer Kishore Kumar. Many of his compositions had made the singers famous. He had also scored sevearl songs sung by his sister-in-law, Lata Mangeshkar.
He was mainly active in the Hindi and Bengali film industry as a composer and also provided vocals for a few compositions.
He served as an influence to the next generation of Indian music directors and his songs continue to be popular in India and overseas.
Lovingly called Panchamda by his fans, RD Burman is considered as one of the most celebrated music composers in Bollywood. He was ranked first in the Cinemaholic's list of "Greatest Indian Music Directors".
Here are 10 best songs of RD Burman:
1. Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja
2. Chingari Koi Bhadke
3. Kya Hua Tera Wada
4. Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahin
5. Aap Ki Ankhon
6. Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si
7. Zindagi Ke Safar Mein
8. O Mere Dil Ke Chain
9. Aanewala Pal Janewala Hai
10. Diya Jalte Hai Phool Khilte Hai
Burman has been credited with revolutionising Bollywood music. He incorporated a wide range of influences from several genres in his scores.
He often mixed disco and rock elements with Bengali folk music. He also used jazz elements, which had been introduced to him by the studio pianist Kersi Lord.