S. D. Burman

Sachin Dev Burman ( SD Burman frequently only; Bengali: শচীন দেব বর্মণ Sacin Dev Barman, born October 1, 1906 in Kumilla, Bangladesh, † 31 October 1975, in Mumbai) was an Indian composer of Hindi film.


Burman was one of the most respected and successful composers for Hindi movies. His compositions were sung mainly by the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum, Mukesh and Talat Mahmood. He began his musical career in Bengal as a singer of folk and classical music and also composed music for radio.

Filmography (selection)


  • National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer Safal Hogi Teri Aradhana 1969 from the film Aradhana
  • National Film Award for Best Music 1972 for the film Zindagi Zindagi
  • Filmfare Awards for Best Music 1955 for the film Taxi Driver
  • 1974 for the film Abhimaan