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R.D. Burman’s ace musician Homi Mullan no more

Saturday, January 02, 2016
By Chaitanya Padukone

Mumbai’s cine music industry has deeply mourned the recent passing away of veteran musician  Homi Mullan,who was in his mid-70s, following a severe pulmonary-cardiac failure. The courteous Mullan was among the ‘sitting’ members core team of legendary composer R D Burman. Master percussionist and ace accordion player Homi, has played for recordings-takes  of hundreds of ‘chartbuster’ RDB songs including ‘Ek Din Bik Jaayega’ and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’. “Despite his ailing health, Homi-ji as a guiding mentor, would actively attend our bi-annual R D Burman ‘PanchamMagic’ memorial events in Pune. We were scheduled to release a brilliant bio-feature documentary on Homi-ji, made by Kushal Gopalka this Monday, (Jan 4th) which is Pancham-da’s  death anniversary. We will go ahead with the release and dedicate it to ‘late’ Mullan’s fond memory, as part of our heartfelt tributes to him. For all of us, Homi-ji will always be there,” insist the ‘PanchamMagic’ team members Sandeep Kulkarni, Ankush Chinchankar and Raj Nagul.  A number of senior musicians-composers including Kersi Lord, Ranjit ‘Kancha’ Gazmer,Burjor Lord, Amrutrao Katkar,Bhanu Gupta, Bhupinder Singh also called on Mullan’s family to offer their earnest condolences.       

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