Rahul Dev Burman aka RD Burman, born on 27 June 1939, has been a legendary name in the Bollywood industry. He is the son of known music director Sachin Dev Burman. The industry has been blessed with his musical contribution, without even asking for it. The thought of the music history of Bollywood without his songs might just give one shudder. He has given the right song for almost all right moments and monsoon is one of them. As the monsoon arrives, what can be a better way to remember the iconic music composer and singer than listening to some rain songs made by him? On his 80th birth anniversary, here are a few songs that will tug on your heartstrings. 7 Underrated Melodies This Generation Needs To Listen To Appreciate Pancham Da's Genius.
Rimjhim gire sawan (Manzil) - The song is the ultimate testimony of romance in rain in a subtle way. Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chatterjee roaming on the streets of drenched Bombay streets is every monsoon-lover's dream.
Rimjhim Rimjhim (1942- A Love Story)- Sadly, this was the last music album by the composer before his demise. The cute and innocent moments between the protagonists stuck in rain couldn't be expressed better than this song. The music of the song was almost synonymous with the tap-tapping of the raindrops.
Bheegi Bheegi raaton mein- The song is one of the naughty and loved rain songs of the era. Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman get playful on the terrace on the pretext of a heavy downpour. The song was also remade in several versions, thanks to the unmatched melody it has.
Ab ke sawan mein jee dare (Jaise Ko Taisa)- Again, a bold song starring Jeetendra and Reena Roy, was a rage. The song still remains the favourite of many because of its easy-breezy melody.
Mera Kuch Samaan (Ijaazat)- The song was like the ultimate treat from the terrific combination of Gulzar and RDB. The mellow track has many rain references in the most poetic way anything could be.
On his birth anniversary, we can't thank him enough for the gems that he has left here for all the music-lovers. Enjoy your monsoon with a cup of tea and these irreplaceable songs composed by the legendary music maestro- RD Burman.
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