clear clear clear clear clear
clear
Movies
 

  

RD Burman's 'stamp' of genius: Yeh To Hona Hi Tha!



June 27, 2015 12:12:18 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend


On the occasion of  legendary music-composer-singer Rahul Dev Burman (Panchamda)'s 76th birth anniversary this Saturday (27th June),  a rare special commemorative Rs 5/- Postage Stamp featuring two pictures of  the mahaan genius sangeetkar (music composer) is being sought after by his loyal die-hard fans. The “Rs.5/-” value matches Pancham's mascot No. 5 as he considered No:5 lucky. As is known, Pancham means the ‘Fifth Musical Note' and even his favourite car registration number was 1139 which adds up to 1+ 4 = ‘05'. The icing on the cake is that his name Rahul also has ‘five' letters!


RD BURMAN'S

RD BURMAN'S STAMP AND RD BURMAN STRIKING A POSE ON THE SYNTHESIZERS


One of the color pictures on the stamp clicked by senior showbiz journalist Mr. Chaitanya Padukone (Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award winner 2012 for film journalism) has Pancham-da striking a ‘pose' on the synthesizers.  Not many are aware, Chaitanya, who is otherwise an ardent RDB fan, had the privileged opportunity to attend dozens of Pancham da's song recordings, while taking his interviews at Film Center (Tardeo - in South Mumbai). The various candid interviews of RDB taken by Padukone were regularly published in a city tabloid newspaper in the '80s and '90s.

Recalls Chaitanya, “Way back in July 1983, I asked Pancham-da to pose on the drums-set and also on the keyboards at Film Center (Tardeo) during the background score of the film MAZDOOR. But the media-shy Panchamda was initially reluctant, as normally he did not play the keyboards at sittings, but preferred the desi harmonium.  ‘Mujhe thodi acting karni padegi,' he chuckled and also insisted then, that I should ‘not' publish those photos along with his print-media interviews.”

Then he posed again for Chaitanya's camera, on the digital recording mixer-console, which was eventually published with the newspaper-interviews.  Now that the melody-wizard has left his indelible ‘stamp' on the retro-music map of Bollywood, the postal stamp is indeed a token tribute to his musical legacy. Yeh to hona hi tha, right Pancham-da?    

Stay updated with Bollywood on GLAMSHAM.COM's android app.
Click here to INSTALL on your device.
 


  


   Comments

 
 

 More on Glamsham


- 10 B-town actors who could have easily opted for a career in sports - News
- A biopic on badminton legend Pullela Gopichand - News
- Aamir Khan goes a step ahead for his THUGS OF HINDOSTAN look - News
- Akshay Kumar tries to woo Bhumi Pednekar in desi style - News
- Can you recognize this HERO No. 1 in this flick? - News
- Ekta Kapoor: I will start 'lipstick for men' which talks about empowering women! - News
- EXCLUSIVE! Vivek Oberoi: Box office numbers are fun facts to play with! - News
- Fox star Studios clears its stand on Blingg Unplugged V/s Bhanot family controversy - News
- 'Hawa Hawa' teaser: New track from MUBARAKAN will be out tomorrow - News
- How Ali Fazal broke the Indian stereotype in VICTORIA AND ABDUL - News
- INDU SARKAR: First song 'Chadhta Sooraj' a popular qawwali is out - News
- Kareena Kapoor steals everyone's thunder at Manish Malhotra's bash - News
- Katrina, Ranbir, Kareena, Varun and other celebs spotted at various events - News
- Rajini, Akshay's 2.0 set to fly high - News
- Sanju is 'baba' to Varun Dhawan in this film - News

   News Archives

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.