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R D Burman Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth


R D Burman Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth, Family, Affairs, Marriage, Wiki & much more. Rahul Dev Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) was an Indian music director who is regarded as one of the most influential composers of the Indian film industry. From the 1960s to the 1990s, Burman composed musical scores for 331 films. Burman did major work with Asha Bhosle (his wife) and Kishore Kumar and scored many of the songs that made these singers famous. He has also scored many songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Nicknamed Pancham, he was the only son of the composer Sachin Dev Burman.

He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry as a composer, and also provided vocals for a few compositions. He served as an influence to the next generation of Indian music directors, and his songs continue to be popular in India and overseas.


Burman’s first wife was Rita Patel, whom he had met in Darjeeling. Rita, a fan, had bet her friends that she would be able to get a film-date with Burman. The two married in 1966 and divorced in 1971. The song Musafir Hoon Yaaron (“I’m a Traveller”) from Parichay (1972) was composed by him when he was at a hotel after the separation.

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Burman married Asha Bhosle in 1980. Together, they recorded many hit songs and also staged many live performances. However, towards the end of his life, they did not live together. Burman had financial difficulties, particularly later in his life. His mother Meera died in 2007, thirteen years after his death. She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s even before her son’s death. Just before her death she had been moved to an old age home and moved back to her son’s residence after the issue became a controversy.

R D Burman Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth

Full NameRahul Dev Burman
Nickname(s)Tublu, Pancham
Profession(s)Music Director, Singer, Composer
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutSinging (As a Composer): Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa for Funtoosh (1956)
Singing (As a Music Director): Raaz (1959)
Awards, Honours, Achievements• Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1955)
• Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ (1983)
• Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for ‘Masoom’ (1984)
Awards/Places Named After Him• Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
• The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation named a public square (chowk) in Santa Cruz after R. D. Burman in 2009
• On 3 May 2013, India Post launched a special commemorative 5 ‘Postage Stamp’ featuring R. D. Burman’s picture 

• In 2016, on his 77th birthday anniversary, Google had a Doodle of R. D. Burman on its Indian Home Page 
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 June 1939
BirthplaceCalcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Date of Death4 January 1994
Place of DeathBombay, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)54 Years
Death CauseHeart Attack
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownCalcutta (now, Kolkata), India
SchoolA School in West Bengal
Educational QualificationNot Known
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesCooking, Watching Sports
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseRita Patel (m. 1966; div. 1971)
Asha Bhosle (m. 1979)
Hemant Bhosle (Stepson
Anand Bhosle (Stepson)
Varsha Bhosle (Stepdaughter)
ParentsFather– Sachin Dev Burman (Music Director)
Mother– Meera Dev Burman (Lyricist)
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Biryani, Fish Kalia, Mutton Dishes, Crabs & Prawns, Goan Stews, Sarapatel
Favourite Singer(s)Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi
Favourite ColourRed

Awards and Recognitions

Though Burman laid the foundation for numerous Bollywood music directors to pave the path for the future of music in Bollywood cinema, he was awarded a total of only three Filmfare Awards, one of which was awarded posthumously (for 1942: A Love Story).

Filmfare Awards


  • 1983 – Best Music Director – Sanam Teri Kasam
  • 1984 – Best Music Director – Masoom
  • 1995 – Best Music Director – 1942: A Love Story

Google Doodle

On the anniversary of his 77th birthday on 27 June 2016, Google had a Doodle of R.D Burman on its Indian Home Page.


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