NEW DELHI: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar remembered late iconic music composer RD Burman popularly known as Pancham Da on his 82nd birth anniversary.
Taking to her Twitter handle, Mangeshkar posted YouTube links of the songs on which the two legendary artists have worked together and wrote, "R D Burman ko kaun nahi jaanta. Wo janam se rajputra tha aur sangeet ka wo raja tha. Aaj uski jayanti hai. Main uski yaad ko aur uske sangeet ko vinamra abhivadan karti hun."
Javed also remembered the late icon and wrote on Twitter, "Today on 27th June it is RD Burman's birth anniversary. Time is always kind to genuinely great people it keeps enlarging the image of a genius more and more. No surprise that his popularity among the gen-next and the young musicians is increasingly by the day."
For the unversed, RD Burman and Lata Mangeshkar were also relatives as Burman was married to Mangeshkar's younger sister and legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle.
Burman was famous for the combination of songs he created with Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar. But, he had also created one of the most memorable songs of Indian music history with India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar.
Some of their iconic songs are, 'Baaho Me Chali' from 'Anamika', 'Bhai Battur' from 'Padosan', 'Sharm Aati Hai' from 'Padosan', 'Raina Beeti Jaye' from 'Amar Prem', 'Na Koi Umang Hai' from 'Katti Patang', 'Bada Natkhat Hai' from 'Amar Prem', 'Dil Bar Dil Se Pyare' from 'Caravan', 'Phoolo Ka Taaro Ka' from 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna', 'Bangle Ke Peeche' from 'Samadhi', 'Rhim Jhim Geere Sawan' from 'Manzil' and many more.
Earlier in the day, megastar Amitabh Bachchan also remembered Burman and his song 'Biti Na Bitai Raina' starring his wife Jaya Bachchan.
RD Burman (Rahul Dev Burman), the only son of famous music composer Sachin Dev Burman, is considered to be one of the greatest composers to have ever lived in the country.
Right from the 1960s to the 90s, Burman composed music for 331 films. He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry as a composer, who also provided vocals for a few compositions. The majority of his work was with his wife, Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi.
Despite being the foundation for numerous budding Bollywood music directors, he only received three Filmfare Awards, one of which was awarded posthumously for '1942: A Love Story'.