Singers miss Pancham Da, say industry needed him now

Singers Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhosle and Shailendra Singh remembered legendary composer R.D. Burman, whose 73rd birth anniversary falls on Wednesday, and said that the industry needs him the most now.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 6:55:53 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Singers Kumar Sanu, Sudesh Bhosle and Shailendra Singh remembered legendary composer R.D. Burman, whose 73rd birth anniversary falls on Wednesday, and said that the industry needs him the most now.

"We miss him a lot...the industry really needs him now," Kumar Sanu said at 92.7Big FM's "Yaadon Mein Pancham" held Tuesday.

"He made all his singers and musicians very comfortable and was very friendly with them, enabling them to deliver their best," he added.

The show, an ode to the phenomenal musician, invited singers and musicians, who had worked closely with the composer, who was fondly called Pancham Da. Singers Shailendra, Sudesh, Kersi Lord and film journalist Chaitanya Padukone attended the functon.

Lauding his music, Shailendra said the music industry survives on Pancham Da's songs.

"It used to be very nice. We used to really enjoy the recordings. We used to do a lot of good work. Whenever we used to think, we are singing for such a big composer, he used to make us feel very comfortable. His songs have everything which is making today's music survive."

The pioneer of rock and pop music, R.D. Burman was a musical genius whose experiments and innovativeness made him one of the most beloved musicians of his era.

Sudesh Bhosle considers himself "very fortunate" to have worked with pancham Da. "He gave me first break in the industry and made me comfortable in my zone. I really admire him," he added.

Burman started his journey with "Chhote Nawab" (1961) and worked continuously for 33 years thereafter. He brought a refreshing change with his extraordinary musical work like "Raat kali", the sensual cabaret number "Piya tu ab toh aaja", the ultimate hippie anthem "Dum Maaro Dum" and the classical "Raina beeti jaaye".

Burman's last work was seen in "1942: A Love Story", which was released after his unfortunate demise in 1994. Even 18 years after his death, he rules the hearts of millions as his hits continue to rule the Hindi chartbusters, the singers noted.

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Posted on: 27 June 2012 at 1:57am
RD was the best, is still the best! Nobody can come close to him! He was a genius! What a pity he died so early, what a pity his genius wasnt recognized by awards when he was alive but that is the case with all great men of the world! He gave us the best songs in Hindi movies and even Bengali pop music! His fame grows brighter every year! His legacy lives on!

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Posted on: 26 June 2012 at 3:24pm
Miss him as a composer so much !!! He has given us unforgettable music which we remember till today !!!!!!!!

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