Published On: Mon, Jan 4th, 2016

Tribute to the maverick musician Rahul Dev Burman on his 21st death anniversary today.


Though an ardent fan of his illustrious father, R.D. Burman held his own by giving us memorable hits. Remembering the musician on his 21st death anniversary today.



No wonder on October 31, 1975, when S.D. Burman breathed his last, R.D. Burman called up Salil Chowdhury and cried he had lost the banyan tree under which he grew. Salil Chowdhury obviously had no words to console him. When R.D. Burman passed away on January 4, 21 years ago, Salil Chowdhury is said to have cried in anguish: “Regal music in Hindi films has come to an end. The contribution of the Burmans to Hindi film music is unique in their own dimensions, very difficult to touch.”

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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