There are very few men who are blessed with a voice which can reach the fifth note of the Indian classical octave of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Nee Sa. When Rahul Dev Burman would sing in his childhood, his voice would easily cross the “Pa” which is why, he was nicknamed Pancham (the fifth “swar”). One of the most celebrated and respected music composers of all times, R D Burman has given the Indian film industry a musical legacy to last for an era. He has been credited with revolutionizing the Bollywood music with his ability to brilliantly mix various genres of music like disco, rock, Bengali folk, jazz and Indian classical together. He was always unconventional – even when he married Asha Bhosale, six years older to him and created some of the most unforgettable melodies which are revered even today. Multi-talented and extremely creative, here are some quick facts about this musical man.

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (1)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (2)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (3)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (4)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (11)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (10)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (9)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (8)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (7)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (6)

Rahul Dev Burman Facts (5)