Special

DEATH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE - RADIO PROGRAM

LataSDB To my Friend, Philosopher and Guide - Kishore remembers Sachinda   
31st October 2004, marks the 29th death anniversary of SD Burman. To commemorate him we bring to you a radio program recorded by Kishore Kumar in 1975 as obituary to his mentor . This program has gone down in the musical lore for it's absolutely original format and winsome quality. It has Kishore taking us on an extremely entertaining journey to meet Burmanda. The clips in this section are provided courtesy Kaustubh Pingle. Review by Ritu Chandra

 

Tributes from Jaimala programs 
(A collection of tributes to SD Burman made by various celebrities in the radio program Jaimala)

Tributes from other Sources

Bhishmadeb Chatterjee,  (Classical Musician, SD Burmanís Guru )

  Sachin Dev took training from my Guru Badal Khan and me for some time. I was charmed with his dedication to music, which continued throughout his life. At the height of one's career people tend to forget their gurus -- but not Sachin Dev who until his last days acknowledged me as his guru. Today I am extremely grieved at the passing away of one of my favourite students
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Pankaj Kumar Mullick, (Music Director/Singer)

 

In the world of Indian songs and films it is extremely difficult to fathom Sachin's contribution -- specially the Bombay based Hindi film world, where he brought so much of sophistication and refinement.

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RC Boral (Music Director)

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What Begum Akhtar is to Ghazal, Sachin Dev is to folk. Even today I listen and wonder how he sings.

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RD Burman (Music Director/Singer, SD Burmanís son)

 

It was from Dada I learnt how fruitfully Kishoreís voice could be exploited on the screen.

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Lata Mangeshkar (Singer)

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As a composer he was in a class by himself

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Manna Dey (Singer , SD Burman's close associate and assistant)

 

Dada was young at heart. I was much younger than him but at heart he was even younger than me.

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Hasrat Jaipuri (Lyricist)

 

The tunes he composed were so beautiful that we lyricists were inspired to give of our best

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Bunny Reuben (Film Historian)

 

In an industry where high-priced ballyhoo converts mediocrity into talent and plagiarism into genius, S. D. Burman has always stood apart from the madding crowed Yet, the quality of his music, the living, pulsating, haunting, melodies, fold rhythms and lilts which he has created for innumerable films, prove time and again his faithfulness, his lively exuberance and the living vitality of his work

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Raju Bharatan (Journalist)

 

If there is one composer of the Old Guard whose blends bubble with the spirit of youth, it is Sachin Dev Burman

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Dev Anand (Actor, Director and Burmanda's close friend)

 

His music breathes of fresh born flowers, his songs are nestling places of whistling birds, tinkling bells and sobbing flutes, his orchestral creations contain both lyric and epic sweeps of design blended in such rare harmony of which only a composite genius like him is capable -- a genius who has breathed music, dreamed music, lived music all his life

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