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S. D. Burman: The World Of His Music by Khagesh Dev Burman, is an intuitive biography of India's most recognized and renowned musician, Sachin Dev Burman.
Summary Of The Book
In S. D. Burman: The World Of His Music, author Khagesh Dev Burman gives readers an up close and personal glimpse into the public and private life of music's most iconic figure, Sachin Dev Burman.
This book is a treat for music aficionados as it includes details about Burman's songs, and an analyses of his musical style. The author has also included details about Burman's childhood, his struggle to gain recognition in the music industry, and his uncanny ability to capture hearts all over the world with his golden voice.
S. D. Burman was an acclaimed singer, and music composer, of Bengali descent. During his lifetime, he composed songs for more than 100 movies. Burman descended from a royal lineage, from both his mother and father's side. He completed his Master's education from Calcutta University. After his formal schooling, Burman began his music tutelage under notable musicians and artists such as Bhismadev Chattopadhaya, Kahifa Badal Khan, and Ustaad Allauddin Khan. In the early 1940s, Burman made his journey to Mumbai. His first major success was in the Do Bhai (1947).
S. D. Burman possessed a smooth voice that was loved by everyone who heard him sing. His music was heard widely, and was appreciated by millions of people. Burman also had the ability to create original music from virtually anything, using a variety of instruments as well as genres. S. D. Burman developed a new musical form that was a combination of classical and folk. He is regarded as one of the greatest Indian musicians. The book talks about his childhood, to his years of struggle, and his character.
S. D. Burman: The World Of His Music was published in 2013 by Rupa Publications.
About Khagesh Dev Burman
Khagesh Dev Burman is an author and editor, who hails from the royal lineage of Tripura similar to S. D. Burman. He has authored two other books titled Musical World of S. D. Burman, and R. D. Burman: Prince Of Music. Khagesh was born in 1940 in Agartala. Throughout his childhood, Khagesh Burman was surrounded by art and literature. He edited his first collection of poetry titled Prantikthe in 1962. Burman was awarded the Sachin Samman by Tripura's government, for writing the Bengali version of S. D. Burman: The World Of His Music called Sachin Kartar Ganer Bhuban.