When HMV Music Company rejected famous singer-musician S.D.Burman…

There is a very interesting incident to know from Sachin Dev Burman’s life. This incident is mentioned in the book ‘S.D.Burman: The World Of Music’.

In his days of youth, when S.D Burman was trying to make his name in the music industry, he was told that his voice as a singer was not good and he was rejected! Eighty years ago, S.D Burman went to meet the people at HMV (His Master’s Voice) Music Company (a famous music company of those times). He told them that he wanted to become a singer and so he was asked to sing to see how his voice was.

After the test was over, the ones in-charge at HMV told him, “You sing from your nose so your voice is not fit for recording. Also, the market will not accept such a voice. So, quit your dream of becoming a singer and try your luck in some other field.”

When he was shown the door at HMV, Burman was heartbroken for some time. But he did not accept defeat. Today, this same man is preached as an idol for many musicians and singers. He kept on struggling to achieve his dream in spite of being rejected by a famous music company.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Keep going irrespective of rejections.

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Aashu Patel
Aashu Patel

Aashu Patel is a writer, who has written on a variety of genres ranging from crime to inspirational. 40 books written by him are published. He has worked as an editor of many leading newspapers. He has written many novels. Well-known film director Tigmanshu Dhulia is making a Hindi film based on his English novel 'Madam X'.

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