Tweets came from actor Rishi Kapoor, who lip-synced and danced to some of Pancham Da's greatest hots in films like Hum Kisise Kum Naheen and Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai; singers Adnan Sami and Arijit Singh; and actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana.
Happy 77th Birthday! And thank you for all! pic.twitter.com/zZD4EUp9NS? Us Kapoor's! (@chintskap) June 27, 2016
And #HappyBirthdayRDBurman the reason I loved movies.. Soooo lucky to hav choregraphed his music in 1942-a love story..? Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) June 27, 2016
#RDBurman didn't jst create music..He created a 'movement' tht exists 2day..Happy Birthday Pancham da..Ur home ws my 1st address in India.? Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) June 27, 2016
I listen to Pancham Da's songs everyday. Don't know how differently I can celebrate his bday. #RDBurman? Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) June 27, 2016
Happy birthday to the boss.your music, even today sounds magical.thank you panchamda for the amazing work you have done..#RDBurman? Amit Trivedi (@ItsAmitTrivedi) June 27, 2016
Google paid tribute to R D Burman with this Doodle, in which he is depicted wearing a red kurta with a stole around his neck, smiling against a colourful background that resembles a music sheet:
R D Burman scored music for over 300 films and his compositions were sung the likes of Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar. Film lore credits him with creating Sar Jo Tera Chakraaye for Pyaasa - which his father S D Burman scored - at the age of nine, but this is probably urban legend.
R D Burman's first hit as music director was Teesri Manzil (1966) and, with Kishore Kumar, he transformed Bollywood's music in the Seventies, infusing it with rock and disco beats.
R D Burman won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for the movies Sanam Teri Kasam, Masoom and 1942: A Love Story.