Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar took to social media to share an emotional post, remembering her late brother-in-law Rahul Dev Burman on his 81st birth anniversary on Saturday. RD Burman, or Pancham da, as his followers and buddies popularly used to name him, was married to Mangeshkar’s sister and singer Asha Bhosle.
In an Instagram post, Mangeshkar wrote: “Namaskar. Apne pyare sangeet se aur acche swabhaav se sab ka dil jitnewale RD Burman, yaane Pancham, ki aaj jayanti hai. Pancham apne pitaji se bahut pyar karta tha. Pancham ka aur mera rishta bahut anokha tha, woh jab bhi khush hota ya dukhi hota, toh apni mann ki baatein mujhe bataaya karta tha. Pancham ki yaad mujhe hamesha aati hai. Pancham aur uska sangeet hamesha sunnewalon ke dilon par raaj karta rahega aisa mera vishwas hai (Today is the birth anniversary of RD Burman, aka Pancham, who won everyone’s hearts with his lovely music and good behaviour. Pancham used to love his father a lot. Pancham and I shared a unique bond, whenever he was happy or upset, he would open up to me. I think of him till now. I believe, Pancham and his music will continue to rule the hearts of music enthusiasts forever).”
Lata Mangeshkar additionally shared her tune “Tujhse naraaz nahin zindagi”, which was composed by RD Burman, for the 1983 movie Masoom.
On Friday, Asha Bhosle introduced that she can be speaking about her late husband on her YouTube channel. This can be a a part of the sequence “Moments in Time” by which she might be sharing some tales from her life each week.
27th June is Panchams(Shri Rahul Dev Burman) 81st Birth Anniversary and in his reminiscence and as a tribute to his musical genius, I shall discuss considered one of his most iconic songs that has made him everlasting. https://t.co/PZPZHv909Y
— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) June 26, 2020
“27th June is Panchams(Shri Rahul Dev Burman) 81st Birth Anniversary and in his memory and as a tribute to his musical genius, I shall speak about one of his most iconic songs that has made him eternal,” reads the tweet.