Sachin Dev Burman, a reputed music director of early days of Bollywood was born on 1 October 1906. He is from Royal family of Tripura.
Burman started working as a radio singer on Calcutta Radio Station in the late twenties.
His first film as a singer was Sanjher Pidim (1935). He moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) to be music director for Ashok Kumar starrers, Shikari (1946) and Aath Din. In Do Bhai (1947), the song Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya sung by Geeta Dutt was a super hit song.. In 1949, in Shabnam, Yeh Duniya Roop ki Chor, by Shamshad Begum, became a big hit. S.D. Burman became an established music director of Hindi films.
Burman composed the music for Dev Anand's production company Navketan's first film Afsar (1950). With the success of their second film, Baazi (1951) a long association with Navketan and Dev Anand followed. Burman created musical hits like Taxi Driver, Nau do Gyarah (1957) and Kala Paani(1958). In addition, he gave hit music for Munimji (1955), Paying Guest (1957), Pyaasa (1957) and Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Devdas (1955), House No. 44 (1955), Funtoosh (1956), Solva Saal (1958) and Sujata (1959). He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Music direction of 'Sujata'. In 1958, S. D. Burman gave music for Kishore Kumar's house production Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi. S.D. Burman and Kishore Kumar were close. For Safal Hogi Teri Aradhana from Aradhana (1969), he received the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the year, 1970 .
Under Navketan banner, he continued giving music to Bombai Ka Baboo (1960), Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963), Teen Devian (1965), Guide (1965) and Jewel Thief (1967).
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For Aradhana (1969) S.D. provided music. Aradhana gave a great lift to Kishore Kumar.
During 70s he worked for hit films Tere Mere Sapne (1971), Sharmeelee (1971), Abhimaan (1973), Prem Nagar (1974), Sagina (1974), Chupke Chupke (1975), and Mili (1975).
S D Burman went into coma during the time he was creating music for Mili. He died on 31 October 1975 in Mumbai.
On 1 October 2007, a commemorative postage stamp of S.D. Burman was released by Indian Posts. The state government of Tripura, confers the yearly, 'Sachin Dev Burman Memorial Award' in Music.
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