D Burman was a musical genius whose experiments and innovations made him one of the most beloved musicians of his time. He gave the Hindi film industry an imperishable treasure trove.
Son of Sachin Dev Burman, Rahul was fondly referred to as Pancham and started his journey with Chhote Nawab (1961). After that, he worked continuously for 33 years and brought a refreshing change with his extraordinary musical work like Raat kali (Buddha Mil Gaya), the sensual cabaret number Piya tu ab toh aaja (Caravan), the ultimate hippie anthem Dum maro dum (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) and the classical Raina beeti jaaye (Amar Prem).

Burman died on January 4, 1994 at the age of 54. He married singer Asha Bhosle in 1980. Together, they recorded many memorable tunes and staged many live performances. Even after his death, the remix versions of his hits continue to rule Indian music scene.

RD brought a refreshing change with his extraordinary compositions like 'Raat Kali', the sensual song 'Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja', the ultimate hippie anthem 'Dum Maro Dum' and the classical 'Raina Beeti Jaaye' among others.

Here is a playlist of RD's best songs.

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