RBN Web Desk: It’s not always that we find one legend paying a rich tribute to another. In a world where competition today far outweighs mutual respect and admiration for each other, RBN has landed an audio clip, where unarguably India’s most popular playback singer Kishore Kumar, pays a fitting tribute to SD Burman, one of the best composers the country ever had.
In the 17-minute audio clip, Kishore Kumar remembers his first meeting with SD Burman, working together for the first time in Baazi (1951), and the wonderful moments that the two greats shared between them, even when not composing music.
“SD Burman was a master in faking expressions,” Kishore Kumar fondly recalls in the audio. “He often used to hide his real reaction when a singer practiced the song. During the final practice before recoding a song for the film Munimji, SD Burman suddenly got up from his chair, and asked to stop the rehearsal immediately. I wondered where did I go wrong. He came close to me and said, ‘Sing like the way you did and my song will be a superhit.’”
SD Burman used to treat all his singers like a child, Kishore Kumar goes on to recall, adding that the legendary composer would often make a note simple if his singer found it hard to pass.
Listen to the wonderful audio clip below.