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Monday, October 02, 2006

Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai - S.D.Burman's 100th Birth Anniversary

October 1st is the 100th birth anniversary of my favorite hindi film composer - Sachin Dev Burman. In a career spanning three decades, he composed an eclectic medley of folk,classical and westernized numbers to carve a niche style. The man remained "in demand" from the early 50's to his death in the mid 70's. Dada Burman was one of the few composers who appealed both to classes and the masses .

Here is my tribute to him . A selection of my favorite 10 SDB songs in ascending chronological order :

1. Yeh raat yeh chandni phir kahan ( Film:Jaal, Singers : Hemant,Lata, Lyrics : Sahir)

2. Ankhon mein kya ji, rupahla badal (Film:Nau Do Gyarah, Singers : Kishore, Asha, Lyrics : Majrooh)

3.Chand phir nikla magar tum na aaye (Film:Paying Guest, Singer : Lata, Lyrics : Majrooh)

4.Jaane woh kaise log the jinke pyar ko pyar mila (Film: Pyaasa, Singer : Hemant, Lyrics : Sahir)

5. Jalte hain jiske liye,teri ankhon ke diye (Film : Sujata, Singer : Talat, Lyrics : Majrooh)

6.Poocho na kaise maine rain bitaayee (Film : Meri surat teri ankhen, Singer : Manna Dey , Lyrics : Shailendra)

7.Tu kahan yeh bataa is nashili raat mein (Film : Tere Ghar ke Samne, Singer : Mohd.Rafi , Lyrics : Hasrat Jaipuri)

8. Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai ( Film : Guide, Singer : Lata , Lyrics : Shailendra)

9.Megha chaye aadhi raat,bairan ban gayi nindiya (Film : Sharmilee, Singer : Lata, Lyrics : Neeraj)

10. Loote Koi man ka nagar ( Film: Abhimaan , Singers : Manhar Udhas, Lata, Lyrics : Majrooh)

P.S : "Sachin" Tendulkar was named so in honor of SD Burman. Tendulkar's dad was a big fan of SD Burman and named his son in honor of the great composer.


  • I would two wonderful songs of Dada, Pucho na kaise, Manna dey in Raag Ahir Bhairav ( our own chakravaham) and the ever green Koa kagaz tha mera man in Aradhana.
    How could someone agree that Sachinda won only two filmfare awards out of his immortal music in Abhimaan, Aradhana, Chupke Chupke, Guide, Pyasaa, Kagaz ke phool, Mili, Prem Pujari etc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:35 PM  

  • I heard recently that SD got success at the late age of 55. Better late than never as they say. All the songs are superhits and thanks for introducing me to musicindiaonline. It is a fantastic site.

    By Anonymous Hiren, at 2:20 PM  

  • Yeah, blame it on the jury and readers who gave an award to Suraj in 1965 instead of Guide. Heights of Lunacy !

    Poocho na kaise is one of my most favorite song. excellent rendition by Mannada.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:59 PM  

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