New Delhi: The Indian film industry has witnessed many legends in its time, but there's one luminary who invariably stands out.
Bollywood music is gaining momentum and slowly expanding its reach across borders. However, if there's someone who has truly established a definition for Bollywood music, it's none other than the highly celebrated music composer and singer par excellence, the late RD Burman.
Fondly called Pancham Da by his fans and followers, Burman's music literally became something Bollywood was and is till date, identified by.
Today, 27th June, 2016, marks his 77th birth anniversary and search engine giant Google, not one to forget, has adorned its homepage with its trademark doodle, as a tribute to the late maestro.
Capturing the true essence of the mood of his compositions and the era which can befittingly be called Pancham Da's own, Google has come up with a vibrant doodle, showing RD Burman's smiling face in front of a colourful backdrop depicting a few of the famous songs and films he worked on.
The doodle's texture is like a painting, which makes it even more attractive.
Known for being highly experimental with his compositions, Pancham Da revolutionised Bollywood music, with his songs for films like Kati Patang, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Amar Prem, Caravan, Sholay and Yaadon Ki Baaraat among other masterpieces, which till today remain an inspiration for many new-age music composers.
RD Burman died in 1994, following a prolonged illness. The last movie he worked on as a music composer was 1942: A Love Story starring Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala in the lead, which was released after his death in 1994, thereby earning him a posthumous Filmfare Award for the same.