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Ranjit Gazmer (Nepali: रन्जित गजमेर) is an nepali film music director and a [[Indian]n] musician, who works for music director Rahul Dev Burman and S.D. Burman .

Ranjit Gazmer
Ranjit Gazmer - KANCHA.jpg
Background information
Born3 October 1941
Darjeeling, India
Occupation(s)Music director


Early lifeEdit

Gazmer is from a gold merchant family in Darjeeling, India.

Ranjit Gazmer was a student of Amber Gurung at his Art Academy of Music in Darjeeling.[1] His contemporaries were Gopal Yonzon, Karma Yonzon, Sharan Pradhan, Aruna Lama and Jitendra Bardewa, all of whom went on to be musicians. He was a part of a musical group called Sangam Club and was also a drummer for The Hillians, the first-ever Western band formed in Darjeeling. In 1966, he moved to Birgunj, Nepal with his friends, which included Anuradha Koirala (then Anuradha Gurung), managing an English-medium private school. In 1967, Ranjit had moved to Kathmandu with his friends and became a studio musician at Radio Nepal. Later, Ranjit moved to Malad in Mumbai (Bombay then) to pursue his music career there with RD Burman.

Gazmerjoined George Banks, father of Louis Banks and was performing in his Band. King Mahendra who had opened Royal Nepal Academy, Nepal. Ramsaran Darnal who was in this Academy called up Ranjit and gave job to him.

Manohari Singh close aid of the Burmans , invited Rajitji to join him in Mumbai. Ranjitji came to Mumbai on 25 December 1971. Manohari Singh then introduced Ranjitji to R D Burman. After initial introduction , he was asked to be present in a recording at Film Centre,Tardeo. When Ranjitji reached there , was surprised and happy to see that the tune which he had played in front of RD Burman when introduced is being recorded. And the work KANCHA is there in the song. After recording R D Burman came to Ranjitji and told "This is your song. And from now your name is KANCHA."And since then his is a sitting member of R D Burman's team , a percussionist.



Ranjit Gazmer worked under RD Burman in Mumbai, playing madal in several Hindi film songs. In 1982, Ranjit arranged for Asha Bhosle to sing her first Nepali film song. Since then he has composed music for several Nepali films such as Samjhana, Kusume Rumal, Lahure, Saino, and Darpan Chaya. He is based in Mumbai and records songs in the studios there.


Year Film Notes
1981 Bansuri
1983 Samjhana
1985 Kusume Rumal
1985 Basudev
1987 Saino
1989 Lahure
1991 Chino
1991 Trishna
1992 Dui Thopa Aanshu
1993 Koseli
1994 Dakshina
1996 Deuta
2001 Darpan Chaya
2002 Lahana
2007 Dui Kinara


  1. ^ "Nepali Madal Man in Mumbai". The Telegraph. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Ranjit Gazmer: My mother's favourite son!". Darjeeling Times. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2012.

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