KMC will buy the house at South End Park where music legends Sachin Dev Burman and his son RD Burman used to stay. The building will then be converted into a museum that will throw more light about the lives and achievements of the maestros.
The KMC board of administrators chairman Firhad Hakim divulged the plan on Tuesday at a ceremony to rename South End Park as Sangeet Sarani. Hakim said that the civic body was not interested in taking over the building where Burmans had spent some time in the late 40s. “We will buy the building and convert it into a museum. We want our budding music talents to know more about the Burmans,” Hakim said.
According to sources in the KMC heritage committee, the civic body would be taking special care of the house that has earned a heritage status. “We will dedicate three plaques in the memory of SD Burman and RD Burman and their entire journey in the musical world will be displayed in the museum,” a KMC official said.