Singer Amit Kumar pays homage to R. D. Burman; Celebrating Pancham Da’s Platinum Jubilee Birth Year

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Amit Kumar, the ace singer visited the R.D.Burman Statue to pay homage to his mentor to celebrate the singer’s Platinum Jubilee year. The event was organized by Amit Kumar Fan Club.

R. D. Burman was born on 27th June, 1939. He was considered to be one of the most versatile music composers of the Indian film industry. He was the son of the eminent music composer Sachin Dev Burman. Nicknamed as Pancham da, he scored the music for more than 331 movies. From the 1960s to the 1990’s he not only scored the music for films but had also lent his voices to many a film. He did a majority of his work with Kishore Kumar and his wife, singer Asha Bhosle. Even after his death, his songs are a source of inspiration for the Indian music directors.

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R. D. Burman is also credited with bringing in a revolution in Bollywood music. His music has a wide range of influences from several genres. Electronic rock was made popular by him in Bollywood. He also experimented by mixing disco and rock elements with that of traditional Bengali folk music. The music director was heavily inspired by Western, Latin, Arabic and Oriental music. To create different musical sounds he also rubbed sand paper and knocked bamboo sticks together. He was indeed a master music composer.

The statue of R. D. Burman has been installed near Nazrul Manch in South Kolkata. This statue has been set up and maintained by the Amit Kumar Fan Club.

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