The Concluding Post – S D Burman

This is the last post in the series about Burman da's musical journey. It was a wonderful experience, he was such a great legend! He was a spontaneous composer. He used to set a tune in no time. He was also inspired by various sounds of nature. He spent his childhood at a picturesque place, …

S D Burman – The 60s

In this part of the series, let's have a look at Burman Da's career in 60s. Burman da had overtired himself during 1960, eight of his films were released. Apna Haath Jagannath & Miya Biwi Razi were not hits, But a couple of songs from both the films were popular. For 'Miya Biwi Razi', Suman …

S D Burman – The 50s

In this part of the series, I propose to throw light on his career during the 50s. As I already highlighted in last part, after the success of Mashal, Burman da abandoned the thought of leaving Mumbai instead started enjoying Mumbai. But Bengali folk songs always remained his favourite inspiration along with a strong knowledge …

S D Burman – Early Days

Sachin Dev Burman was born on 1st October 1906 in Comilla, (Now In Bangladesh) in a Royal Family. He was good at studies, though since childhood, he was inclined towards singing as well. He was attracted to folk music, more so to Bhatiali and बाउल songs. He at times even bunked his classes at college …

Mehfil Celebrates ‘S D Burman’ Month

The Celebrations begin………. Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) Last week Dustedoff posted a book review on her blog, that was a biography of legendary composer S D Burman. It was a fantastic review and the book appears a must read for someone like me, who's a die hard fan of …