Pyarelal remembers Pancham Da on 23rd death anniversary; says bahut 'pyare' dost the
"Maestros like R D Burman are born perhaps, once in a millennium," said illustrious Bollywood composer Pyarelal Sharma speaking to eminent senior film-journalist Chaitanya Padukone. Various RDB loyal fan associations across India and overseas including the popular Pune-based 'Panchammagic' will be observing the 23rd death anniversary of the iconic composer-singer today (04th January).PYARELAL WITH THE R.D.BURMANIA BOOK
The acclaimed sangeetkaar Pyarelal (of the legendary Laxmikant Pyarelal duo) complimented author Chaitanya Padukone for the 'classy, unique and authentic contents’ of the latter’s memoirs paper-back book titled 'R D BurMania'. "Nicely composed thoughts and quotes brought beautifully on paper. I relived the cherished golden yesteryear memories," reacted Pyarelal, after going through the same book. Which has its candid, heart-warming ‘foreword’ written by the celebrated film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the introductory tribute chapters penned by 'living legends' like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and A R Rahman.
Not many are aware, that both Laxmi-Pyare "were close buddies of RDB" and even professionally ‘assisted’ him, during the music recordings of 'Chhote Nawaab' and 'Bhoot Bangla' in the initial 60s. Conversely RDB played the harmonica (mouth-organ), without charging any fees, in the songs interludes of DOSTI (1964) which had its music scored by 'L.P.' "My favourite RDB film albums are 'Aap Ki Kasam' and 'Padosan'. Even after enjoying the wacko song 'Ek Chatur Naar' dozens of times, I still don’t mind listening to it again and again," laughs Pyare-bhai.