Sachin Dev Burman, also known by the title of Sachin Karta owing to his royal lineage of the Comilla Rajbari (erstwhile East Bengal and Assam) was born on 2nd October, 1906 to Nabadip Chandra Deb Burman, an expert at the sitar, the Dhrupad gharana and sculpture. Burman finished his schooling and graduation from Comilla and arrived in Kolkata to pursue higher studies. While at Comilla, Sachin Dev Burman was under the tutelage of his father while there were other informal sources of his education – Madhav and Anwar who introduced him to the world of the Ramayana and the richness of folklores. Later Ustad Badal Khan and Bhishmadev Chattopadhyay were appointed to instill in the young Sachin Dev Burman roots of eastern classical music.
On his arrival in Kolkata, Sachin ...» read full biography