R. D. Burman

1939 - 1994

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Rahul Dev Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) was an Indian high-ranked music director. Burman, commonly known as the "Music Scientist" and the "King of Bollywood Music" is considered to have been one of the greatest music composers of the Indian film industry. From the 1960s to the 1990s, Burman composed musical scores for 331 films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of R. D. Burman has received more than 2,986,131 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). R. D. Burman is the 1,127th most popular composer (down from 956th in 2019), the 597th most popular biography from India (down from 490th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Indian Composer.

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Among composers, R. D. Burman ranks 1,127 out of 1,228Before him are Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Alexandre Levy, Zakir Hussain, Junichi Masuda, Rachel Portman, and Pascal Dusapin. After him are Christopher Young, Hamilton Harty, Vicente Amigo, George Bruns, Victor Herbert, and Virgil Thomson.

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Among people born in 1939, R. D. Burman ranks 408Before him are Karel Schoeman, Telesphore Toppo, Erwin Teufel, Wilhelm Bungert, Margaret Drabble, and Robert A. M. Stern. After him are Paride Tumburus, Marino Perani, Paul Winter, Józef Grudzień, Bob Clark, and Mavis Staples. Among people deceased in 1994, R. D. Burman ranks 240Before him are Agostino Di Bartolomei, Lew Hoad, Savannah, Roger Apéry, Dan Hartman, and Norman Read. After him are Dack Rambo, Antal Kocsis, Bill Hicks, Martha Raye, Raymond Scott, and John Smith.

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In India

Among people born in India, R. D. Burman ranks 597 out of 1,227Before him are K. J. Yesudas (1940), Rambhadracharya (1950), Jagdish Bhagwati (1934), Saroj Khan (1948), Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904), and C. N. R. Rao (1934). After him are P. T. Usha (1964), C. R. Rao (1920), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897), V. K. Krishna Menon (1896), and Ilaiyaraaja (1943).

Among COMPOSERS In India

Among composers born in India, R. D. Burman ranks 3Before him are Tyagaraja (1767) and Zakir Hussain (1951). After him are Anu Malik (1960), Kailash Kher (1973), Pritam (1971), and Yo Yo Honey Singh (1983).