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Tripura Celebrates Birth Anniversary Of Sachin Dev Burman

Tripura celebrated 114th birth anniversary of legendary singer sachin Dev Burman on Thursday. Main program was organized in Rabinda shatabarshiki Bhavan. CM Biplab Kr. Deb inunegurated the program. Also paid tribute to sachin karta. Sachin Dev Burman comes from the royal background. His father Nabadwipchandra Dev Burman was from the royal family of Tripura while his mother was from the royal family of Manipur. Bengal’s revolutionary poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was a close acquaintance of his family. He would stay with the Burmans in their Comilla residence. Burman has also sang four songs composed by Nazrul. In the late 1920s, Sachin Dev Burman used to worked as a radio singer on Calcutta Radio Station. His first record (that was the pre-album era) came out for Hindustan Records in 1932. In 1934, he won a gold medal to Bengal Music Conference in Kolkata for his thumri rendition. Rabindranath Tagore inaugurated the event. His first major hit in Hindi songs came with the song ‘Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya’ sung by Geeta Dutt in the movie Do Bhai in 1947. Within a decade of being in Mumbai, Burman was fed up with the materialistic point of view of the industry. He decided to go back to Kolkata but changed his mind and stayed back. For the song ‘Mere Sapnon Ki Raani’ in the movie Aradhana (1969), SD asked his son Rahul Dev Burman to play the famous mouth organ tune. After rehearsing for one of the most famous songs of his life, ‘Badi Sooni Sooni’ sung by Kishore Kumar for Mili, Burman went into a coma and sadly, did not recover.Sachin Dev Burman composed music for over 100 movies in Hindi and Bengali. His songs spoke of a Bengali folk influence, with light semi-classical tunes, which made the songs full of life and so soothing.

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