R D Burman is not just a name. It's a sentiment! While the celebrated singer-music composer was known more for his peppy tunes, he could at the same time come up with soothing soul-stirring numbers. Be it the trippy 'Oh Haseena Zulfoonwaali' or the classic 'Iss Mod Se Jaate Hain', this is a R D Burman song for every emotion. What's brilliant is that he never feared to experiment and introduced influences from all over the world in his works.
He was the first one to use electronic organ in Indian films with the popular song O Mere Sona Re from the Shammi Kapoor starrer Teesri Manzil.
It is said that he was so fond of the titter-tatter of raindrops that during monsoons, he would often sat on the window sill for hours just to record the sound of rain. He actually used glasses and spoons to get that tinkering note for the iconic 'Chura Liya Hain Tumne' song.
R D Burman composed his first song 'Aye Meri Topi Palat' merely at the age of 9 which was later used by his father in Funtoosh (1956). Even the famous song 'Sar Jo Tera Chakraaye' was composed by him as a kid.