"With his glorious flow of talent, R D Burman did not have to make any effort, it just came to him," said Sanjay Leela Bhansali
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
Pancham Da, an innovator, is celebrated for infusing Bollywood's soundtracks with disco beats and jazz, introducing a new sound to a genre of music that had till then drawn inspiration from classical and folk music.
R D Burman, fondly known as Pancham da, scored the music for more than 30 Big B films, including Sholay, Satte Pe Satta, Deewaar, Namak Haraam and Sanjog, many of which featured Big B as The Angry Young Man. Pancham da died in 1994.