MUMBAI: Playback icon Lata Mangeshkar remembered legendary musician Rahul DevBurman on the occasion of his death anniversary on Monday. An emotional Mangeshkar said the late musician, fondly known as Pancham to friends and fans, respected her like his own elder sister.
RD Burman passed away on January 4, 1994, at the age of 54, after redefining Bollywood film music through the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and the 1990s, in over 300 films. Burman's memorable works were with Mangeshkar, who was also his sister-in-law, besides wife Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi. He was the son of legendary composer SachinDevBurman.
Remembering the evergreen singer-composer, Mangeshkar wrote on Instagram: "Aaj RD Burmansahabkipunyatithihai. Bahutkam logon ko pata hai ki panchamsarodaurtablasikhahuathaauracchabajaatatha. Woekkamaalkakalakartha. Mujheapnibadibehenmaantatha. Main uski yaad ko vinamraabhi vadan kartihun (Today is RD Burman's death anniversary. Few would be aware that Pancham was trained in tabla and sarod. He was an amazing artiste and used to respect me like his elder sister. I humbly remember him)." (IANS)