RD Burman Birthday: Asha Bhosle was 6 years older than ‘Pancham Da’, asked for a special gift from Lata didi on marriage

‘Pancham Da’ gave a new dimension to music on the planet of Indian cinema. From the 60s to the 90s, his songs made a splash. Rahul Dev Burman ie RD Burman composed music for 331 movies. Made celebrity singer of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Not solely this, he additionally composed many songs with Lata Mangeshkar. RD Burman is fondly referred to as ‘Pancham Da’ by all. He was essentially the most profitable music director of the nation until date. Pancham Da, born on 27 June 1939, was the son of well-known musician Sachin Dev Burman (SD Burman). Pancham Da himself was very romantic in private life too, who made the entire world dance to the tune of his music and really feel the love. There was a time when he had a crush on Asha Bhosle. When he proposed Asha for marriage, the singer turned down her proposal in a jiffy. But Pancham Da lastly satisfied Asha Bhosle to get married. The love story of each is like a musical music in which there’s ache, love, dedication and separation.

Divorce from first spouse and ‘Musafir hoon associates’

Pancham da had two marriages. The first marriage was with Rita Patel. This was additionally the second marriage of Asha Bhosle. Pancham da met his first spouse for the primary time within the plains of Darjeeling. Rita was really a fan of his. The two married in 1966, however each obtained divorced in 1971. Pancham da composed the music ‘Musafir Hoon Yaaron’ from the movie ‘Parichaya’ in a resort solely after his divorce from his first spouse.

similar ache, two passengers on the identical path

RD Burman first met Asha Bhosle within the early Nineteen Seventies. After the divorce, Pancham Da was alone within the journey of life. Here, Asha Bhosle’s husband Ganpatrao Bhosle additionally handed away in 1966. Both have been on the identical journey of life, however alone. Asha and Pancham Da labored properly collectively. Songs like ‘Piya Tu Ab To Aaja’ and ‘Dum Maro Dum’ which gained each reputation and award for Asha Bhosle have been composed by Pancham Da.

…and Asha refused to marry

Pancham Da began liking Asha Bhosle (Asha Bhosle And Pancham Da’s Love Story). Both of them had nearly the identical ache of separation from their companion in life, so this love was deeper. The observe of music labored to convey the 2 nearer. Pancham da proposed Asha Bhosle for marriage someday. But Asha flatly refused to get married.

Asha and Pancham da obtained married in 1980


Pancham da was 6 years youthful than Asha Bhosle in age. But the rationale for the denial of hope was not age. She nonetheless had not come out of the grief of her husband’s dying. Old reminiscences have been following him. But Pancham da was not one to surrender. He one way or the other satisfied Asha Bhosle for marriage. It is alleged that Lata Mangeshkar had additionally helped Pancham da a lot on this work. Eventually, every little thing was settled and the couple obtained married in 1980.

‘Precious’ gift on marriage was sought from Lata Mangeshkar


The duo of Asha Bhosle and Pancham Da dominated the world of cinematic music. Another fascinating anecdote about their marriage is that of Lata Mangeshkar’s marriage ceremony gift. Pancham da used to name his eldest sister-in-law Lata Mangeshkar ‘Didi’. Together these two additionally gave superhit songs like ‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se’, ‘Is Mod Se Jaate Hain’, ‘Naam Gum Jayega’ and ‘Tere Bina Jiya Jaye’. Lata Mangeshkar has talked about her unbreakable relationship with Pancham Da in Chaitanya Padukone’s guide ‘RD Barmania’. Lata says, ‘When Pancham and Asha obtained married, they instructed me that Didi, we do not need any costly gift from you. If you need to give one thing, then write a counseling letter for me and inform me what I ought to and mustn’t do for a stunning married life.’

Always used to maintain Lata’s letter within the locker

Lata Mangeshkar tells that Pancham da stored that letter of Lata Mangeshkar for life. He at all times stored that letter within the locker of his wardrobe. After marriage, Asha Bhosle and Pancham Da lived a stunning life. Both have been glorious in private life, however on the planet of music, this pair additionally shone a lot. But in the previous couple of years of the 80s, alcohol acted as a ‘poison’ within the glad lifetime of each of them.

died of cardiac arrest in 1994


Pancham da obtained hooked on alcohol in his final days, with which Asha Bhosle was by no means glad. However, the love, respect and devotion for one another remained between the 2. There are some issues in each married life, there got here a time within the lifetime of Asha and Pancham da, however each of them dealt with this relationship with nice magnificence. But within the meantime Pancham Da died on account of cardiac arrest on June 4, 1994, on the age of 54.

Trio of Pancham Da, Kishore Kumar and Rajesh Khanna

The passing of Pancham da was the largest setback for the world of music. Pancham Da’s songs not solely made Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle a star but additionally Rajesh Khanna. The trio of Rajesh Khanna, Pancham Da and Kishore Kumar labored collectively in 32 movies. While Pancham da composed songs for 40 movies for Rajesh Khanna. After the dying of Pancham Da, his movie ‘1942: A Love Story’ was launched. Songs like ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’, ‘Kuch Na Kaho’, ‘Pyaar Hua Chupke Se’, ‘Ruth Na Jaana Tumse Kahun Toh’ made a place in everybody’s coronary heart. But alas Pancham da was not amongst us to see this success. Pancham Da additionally obtained his third Filmfare Award for this movie.

Government issued postage stamp in honor

Pancham da additionally sang songs for some movies. He additionally obtained a Filmfare nomination for Best Male Playback Singer for his music ‘Mehbooba O Mehbooba’ for the movie ‘Sholay’. In the 12 months 2013, the Government of India additionally launched a postage stamp in reminiscence of Pancham Da. RD Burman didn’t simply compose music for Hindi movies. Out of his 331 songs, 292 are in Hindi, whereas 31 are in Bengali, 3 in Telugu, 2 in Tamil, 2 in Odia and 1 in Marathi. Pancham Da additionally gave music in 5 TV serials in Hindi and Marathi.

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