Born: July 19, 1941
The younger son of the legendary percussionist, Cawas Lord & brother of the unmatched musician, Kersi Lord, Burjor Lord (popularly known as ‘Buji’) has recorded over 12,000 songs from the late 50-s for three decades (till the late 1980-s). No composer could afford to miss the artistry of this classy musician. Primarily, a drummer & mallet instrument expert, he was equally proficient in other percussion instruments like the ghunghroo, castanets, Chinese temple blocks, etc. Besides being indispensable in the recording studio, he was also in high demand for overseas tours with famous playback singers for his catchy & versatile style of drumming.
He acquired his skills under the tutelage of his father who was a disciplined task-master. Cawas Lord stressed upon the importance of being ambidextrous so that both hands are equally powerful as a drummer. Perhaps, that is why, during his maiden tour of West Indies (with Mohd. Rafi), he was hailed as ‘Gene Krupa of India’ & the audience wanted to know whether there was a machine hidden somewhere, so powerful was his drumming!
Besides drums, Buji Lord’s name is also synonymous with mallet instruments like vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel etc. His passages of vibraphone & xylophone have adorned some of the finest songs in Hindi movies. The soothing, bell-like sounds of these mallet instruments fitted perfectly in many romantic, sad & devotional beauties.
This disarming modest gentleman with a witty sense of humour moved out of the industry in the late 1980-s & is now leading a happy & contented retired life in the sleepy town of Nargol in the Sanjan district of Gujarat.