tribute to S D Burman

Chandan Mitra pays tribute to Sachin Dev Burman - fondly called Burman Dada - in the year of his birth centenary.

Dada Burman got his first break as composer in a Hindi film (Baazi, 1951) at the age of 45! Today's music directors will undoubtedly have retired by that age.

No tribute to SD Burman would be complete without reference to Aradhana and Prem Pujari, both late 60s offerings. While Aradhana catapulted Rajesh Khanna to superstardom, Prem Pujari bombed at the box office but is remembered only because of its magnificent songs. Aradhana found SD in unprecedented form.

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