"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
Asha Bhosle won an award for Chain se hum ko kabhi aap ne jeene na diyaa, the last song she sang for composer O P Nayyar which was supposed to be used in the movie Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye
There is no better way to celebrate than to listen to the songs he is best loved for
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.
Remembering music legend R D Burman on his 75th birth anniversary, a special film titled Pancham - Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai will be screened today to pay tribute to the music director.
R D Burman's last work was seen in 1942: A Love Story, which was released after his demise in 1994
R D Burman, maker of Bollywood's most memorable melodies, would have been 75 today.
National award-winning music composer Amit Trivedi says his renditions in his upcoming film Lootera are a tribute to legendary R D Burman.