Sunday 17 March 2013

R.D. Burman, a.k.a. Pancham (New Astrology data and chart)

* We can calculate Bollywood-composer R.D. Burman's birth data from the Charubel & Sepharial Ascendant degree given in his biography.

Rahul Dev Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) was an Indian film score composer, who is considered one of the seminal music directors of the Indian film industry. Nicknamed Pancham da, he was the only son of the illustrious composer Sachin Dev Burman.

From the 1960s to the 1990s, RD Burman composed scores for 331 movies. He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry (Bollywood) as a composer, and also provided vocals for a few of compositions. RD Burman did major work with Asha Bhosle (his wife) and Kishore Kumar, and scored many of the songs that made these singers famous. He served as an influence to the next generation of Indian music directors, and his songs continue to be popular in India even after his death.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


R. D. Burman has been called the "Pied Piper of Hindi film music." The ruler of his MC, Venus in Gemini (the woodwind sign?), is all but unaspected, except for a square aspect from musical Neptune.


BIRTH DATA: 27 June 1939, 08:10 (8:10 a.m.), Kolkata, India (22n32, 88e22). ASC: 11 Leo. RR=B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) calculates the data from the Charubel & Sepharial Ascendant degree of 11-12 Leo ("A fine white bull, grazing in the shade . . .") stated as that of Burman's natal chart in Anirudha Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal's book, R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 2011).