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R. D. Burman Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 27, 2021

Short Biography

R. D. Burman is one of the most celebrated Indian Musicians who was born on 27-06-1939 in Calcutta, British India. Popularly known as Pancham Da, he gained appreciation and success as a Singer, Music Director, and Composer.

Other Name: Rahul Dev Burman, Tublu, Shahensha-E-Music, Pancham, Pancham Da
Other Professions: Composer Musician Singer Playback Singer
Appearance: Bollywood Bengali Telugu Tamil Marathi Odia

R. D. Burman Complete Bio & Career

R. D. Burman has composed music for a total of 331 films in a career spanning over 30 decades. His debut as an independent Music Director was for the Hindi Film Chote Nawab in 1960. Burman’s first hit album was for the film Teesri Manzil (1966), followed by Aradhana (1969), Kati Patang (1970), Amar Prem, Caravan, Buddha Mil Gaya, Hum Kisise Kam Nahi (1977), and Ijaazat (1986). These are among the long list of super hit films for which the superstar Burman Ji, composed the music.
He majorly worked with Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, and Lata Mangeshkar. Burman has worked for Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, and Odia films, out of which, his music for Bollywood films is the most prominent and loved by all.
Burman’s first wife was Rita Patel and later on, after their divorce in 1971, he married the famous Indian singer Asha Bhosle in 1980.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

R. D. Burman died at the of 54 on 04-01-1994 in Mumbai, due to his critical heart conditions.

DEATHDAY 4 January,1994 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

R. D. Burman Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to a music director father S. D. Burman and lyricist mother Meera Dev Burman. First, he was married to Rita Patel in 1966 and got divorced in 1971. After nine years, he was remarried to playback singer Asha Bhosle in the year 1980. The couple was staying together till his death on 04-01-1994. He was the father of three step-children named Anand Bhosle, Hemant Bhosle & Varsha Bhosle.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Ballygunge Government High School, Kolkata
College Tirthapati Institution, Kolkata
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Watching Sports and Coocking
Marital Status Married
Debut Bollywood (as a composer) - Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa for Funtoosh (1956)
Bollywood Film (as a ) - Raaz (1959)
Best Friends Kishore Kumar
Salary N/A
Best Known for Piya Tu Ab To Aaja, Ek Chatur Naar, O Mere Dil Ke Chain, Yeh Sham Mastani, Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai - among others


Favorite Color Wihite, Red, Black
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar , Mohammed Rafi
Favorite Place Goa
Favorite Dress Suits or Pant Shirt
Favorite Food Biryani, Fish Curry

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About R. D. Burman

  • R. D. Burman was a legendary Indian music director.
  • His music is not only popular in India but also in the different countries of the world.
  • He was the discipline of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Samta Prasad.
  • He won the best music director award for Sanam Teri Kasam, Masoom, and Caravan.
  • On his birth anniversary, Google had a Doodle of R. D. Burman to pay tribute to him.

R. D. Burman Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

R. D. Burman was 54 years 6 months & 7 days old age.