“Boss Kaun Hai, Maalum Hai Kya? Boss Kaun Tha, Maalum Hai Kya?”
None other than music composer and singer Rahul Dev Burman (R.D. Burman). Son of music composer S.D. Burman, he was born on 27th June, 1939 with music in his genes; and became an inspiration for thousands!
He got married twice, to Rita Patil and then singer Asha Bhosle; composed music for nearly 331 movies before his unfortunate death on 4th January, 1994. And he gave us some of the most melodious songs that are still hummed by all and sung at various singing competitions.
While we all are aware of the chartbusting songs he gave us during the golden era, today on his birth anniversary let’s have a look at some of the songs sung by him that went on to become timeless classics.
1. Pyaar Humein Kis Mod Pe Le Aya (Satte Pe Satta):
2. Duniya Mein Logo Ko (Apna Desh):
3. Mehbooba Mehbooba (Sholay):
4. Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja (Caravan):
5. Aa Dekhen Zara (Rocky):
6. Yamma Yamma (Shaan):
7. Tum Kya Jaano Mohabbat Kya Hai (Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahi):
8. Samundar Mein Naha Ke (Pukar):
9. Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai (Golmaal):
10. Bachke Rehna Re Baba (Pukar):
Truly, legends go but leave behind their great work and footsteps to be followed by others. And no matter who how many raps and disco songs come and go, we would always have that one old filmy song in our playlist we adore; that old song, which may have been composed by R.D. Burman years ago, but will continue to live in our hearts forever…