Lata Mangeshkar remembers R.D. Burman


New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar Monday remembered the late R.D. Burman on his 72nd birth anniversary, recalling the first time she met the composer and the many "amazing songs" they recorded together.

"I remember the day when a 13-14 years old boy came to me asking for my autograph, it was R.D. Burman. His father S.D. Burman introduced me to him and said he was learning sarod. This was the first time I met R.D. Burman," Lata posted on the microblogging site Twitter.

She remembered the day she first recorded a song with R.D. Burman and said: "Years after that I was approached to record a song for a film 'Chhote Nawab' and I was surprised when I came to know that he (R.D. Burman) was composing the music for the film. When I heard the song I was delighted by his composition. And then we went on to record some amazing songs together."

Both of them have given hits songs like "Bahon mein chale aao", "Tune o rangeele", and "Tere bina jiya jaye naa", among others.

"I have sung some wonderful songs with him. He was truly a great musician and he will always be in our hearts," she added.

R.D. Burman was also married to Lata's sister, Asha Bhonsle.