People from all walks of life celebrate RD Burmans 80th birth anniversary

first_imgKolkata: The 80th birth anniversary of RD Burman was observed with great enthusiasm by people from all walks of life garlanding his statue on Southern Avenue.Music lovers representing different age groups and even children in school uniform on way to schools garlanded his statue. It confirms RD magic and his influence on the people of present generation.Meanwhile, RD Burman fans will request the state government to take over the building constructed by SD Burman at South End Park. SD Burman began construction of the house in 1944 and started staying there from 1946. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe stayed in the two storeyed house until 1952 when he shifted to Mumbai. But he used to come two to three times every year till his death.RD spent his childhood in the house. He was very popular in the area and from school days, could play many musical instruments and sing. He was a brilliant mouth organ player.SD’s house was visited by all great musicians, singers and composers of that era. Now, the building is in shambles. Trees have come all over the place. The plaster is peeling off and the windows and doors are falling. The present owner of the building does not look after the structure. Subrata Mukherjee as Mayor had declared the structure as Grade II Heritage Building. RD fans said the state government should acquire the building and set up an archive or a sound studio.last_img