Burman, R. D.

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Burman, R. D. Gender: M
Rahul Dev Burman
born on 27 June 1939 at 09:29 (= 09:29 AM )
Place Calcutta, India, 22n32, 88e22
Timezone LST m88e20 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°36' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°39 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 29°26'

R. D. Burman ([left] with Asha Bhosle)


Indian film score composer, who is considered one of the seminal music directors of the Indian film industry. Nicknamed Pancham da, he was the only son of the illustrious composer Sachin Dev Burman.

From the 1960s to the 1990s, RD Burman composed musical scores for 331 movies. He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry as a composer, and also provided vocals for a few compositions. RD Burman did major work with Asha Bhosle (his wife) and Kishore Kumar, and scored many of the songs that made these singers famous. He served as an influence to the next generation of Indian music directors, and his songs continue to be popular in India even after his death.

He died on 4 January 1994 in Mumbai.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield calculates 8:10 am from the Charubel & Sepharial degree of 11-12 Leo ("A fine white bull, grazing in the shade . . .") stated as the Ascendant degree of Burman's natal chart in Anirudha Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal's book, "R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music" (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 2011).

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On 4 January 2014, Vijayendra Vijay pointed to the exact birth time 9.29 am, quoted in the biography mentioned above.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger