With his singing soul companion Asha Bhosle, R.D. created a dense romantic
atmosphere. Though they sang no more than seven or eight full-fledged duets, the
slender repertoire created a voluminous impression because of their impact.
The first duet that R.D. and Asha sang was O meri jaan main ne kahaa (The
Train). The Rajesh Khanna-R.D. Burman team that bloomed in the '70s was in its
infancy when R.D. composed and sang with Asha for The Train. The film had two
strikingly original-sounding solos Gulabi aankhen by Mohammed Rafi and Kis liye
maine pyar kiya by Lata. Inadvertently, the RD-Asha duet was left out,