Films Division to make a movie on S.D. Burman

Agartala, Dec 30 (IANS) The Films Division will make a movie on the life of legendry music maestro Sachin Dev Burman, an official said here Tuesday.

The director of the Eastern Regional Centre of the Films Division, Rajiv Kumar has sent a letter informing about the decision to the Tripura government.

"The state government has pledged the film division to extend all support and cooperation in making the film," Tripura Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Anil Sarkar said.

Renowned Bengali film actor-director Dilip Roy will direct the proposed movie.

A commemorative postage stamp on S.D. Burman was brought out last year by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology coinciding with the 101st birth anniversary of the music composer.

Born in Comilla's Chortha village, 85 km south of Dhaka (now in Bangladesh), on Oct 1, 1906, Burman was a noted Bollywood music composer and Bengali singer. His son Rahul Dev Burman also made it big in Bollywood as a music director.

Anil Sarkar said: "The Tripura government has introduced Sachin Dev Burman Memorial Award in 2006 and it is presented to well-known singers and musicians."

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