Let us remember this great musical talent on his birthday!Generally we see that the sons and daughters of great actors, singers and music directors can't prosper. They go into oblivion. People remember their parents. They are constantly compared with their parents. This is the general trend.
But R.D. Burman is a notable exception. He curved his own niche. He moved on a separate path which was totally different from his illustrious father, S.D. Burman's 'Bhatiali'-based songs. He successfully fused western music with Indian tunes. R.D became immensely popular for his own style; he never copied his father's style. His distinctive voice as a singer is also required to be mentioned.
Even his last film (as a music director), '1942-A love story' has been a classic in terms of new form of music.
R.D. Burman was born on 27th June, 1939 in Kolkata. Let us remember this great musical talent on his 77-th birthday.