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Bappi Lahiri, King Of Bollywood Disco Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital At 69

Bappi Lehri, Legendry Composer- Singer, Passes Away At 69

Highlights:

  • Bappi Lahiri, known for his groovy disco tunes and eye-catching fashion sense, passes away at the age of 69.
  • Bappi Lahiri succumbed to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
  • The final rites will take place after his son Bappa Lahiri returns from Los Angeles on Thursday.

Bappi Lahiri, renowned for his synthesised disco beats, died last night at the age of 69 in a Mumbai hospital. He had been in the hospital for a month being treated for multiple health conditions, according to the news agency PTI. “Bappi Lahiri was hospitalised for a month before being discharged on Monday. However, his condition deteriorated on Tuesday, and his family requested that a doctor come to their home. He was taken to the hospital. He was battling multiple medical issues. He died shortly before midnight due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea),” the head of CritiCare hospital, Dr Deepak Namjoshi, informed PTI.

Bappi Lahiri’s last rites will be performed at Pawan Hans Crematorium on Thursday, when his son Bappa comes from the United States, according to reports.

The singer, fondly known as Bappi Da, was best known for popularising disco music in the Indian mainstream cinema during the 1980s and 1990s. He was dubbed “Disco King” for his work on films such as Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Commando and Dance Dance.

PM Modi condoled his death, “Shri Bappi Lahiri Ji’s music was all encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions. People across generations could relate to his works. His lively nature will be missed by everyone. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

Tributes from Bollywood poured in this morning for Bappi Lahiri. Akshay Kumar posted on Twitter: “Today we lost another gem from the music industry. Bappi Da, your voice was the reason for millions to dance, including me. Thank you for all the happiness you brought through your music. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Om Shanti.”  Ajay Devgan tweeted: “Bappi Da was so endearing in person. But his music had an edge. He introduced a more contemporary style to Hindi film music with Chalte Chalte, Suraksha and Disco Dancer. Shanti Dada. You will be missed.”

Bappi Lahiri, one of the most influential figures in Indian film music, was a pioneer of disco in the 1980s and 1990s Bollywood, penning superhit soundtracks for films like Disco Dancer, Dance Dance, Chalte Chalte, and Namak Halaal. In the world of Bengali film, he also had a long list of music credits. He sang a few of his compositions, including Koi Yaha Naache Naache from Disco Dancer and Pyar Bina Chain Kaha from Saheb. Bappi da, as he was fondly called, was also known for his signature gold chains and sunglasses.

Bappi Lahiri, real name Alokesh, also had a brief political career, joining the BJP in 2014. He was defeated by a Trinamool candidate in the Lok Sabha election that year.

Bhankas, from the 2020 film Baaghi 3, was Bappi Lahiri’s last Bollywood song. He is survived by 2 children, a son, Bappa Lahiri and a daughter Rema Lahiri.

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