Veteran singer Bappi Lahiri is no more with us. He died at the age of 69 in Mumbai’s City care hospital. His doctor Deepak Namjoshi confirmed the news of his demise. Singer-composer passed away last night due to multiple health issues.
As per the ANI report, Bappi da’s doctor Deepak Namjoshi said, “He had been admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday, and his family called for a doctor to visit their home, Following which he was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) last night.”
After hearing the news about Bappi da’s demise, his fans and well-wishers took to social media and paid tribute to the legendary singer.
Taking to Twitter, Prime minister Narendra Modi sent his condolences to the veteran singer and composer. PM shared his photo with Bappi da and captioned it, “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.”
Akshay Kumar also paid tribute to the gem from music industry. He wrote, “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”.
Famous as Bappi Lahiri, his real name was Alokesh Lahiri, versatile and multi-talented singer, composer, politician and record producer. He synthesised disco music in Indian cinema and was the pioneer in bringing Disco to Bollywood Music. The music icon Bappi Ji, best known for his gold fascination, always sporting gold chains and rings.
Disco King Bappi Lahiri composed some great dance numbers like Ooh La la, Tamma Tamma loge, Pyar Bina Chain Kahan etc., and many more super hit songs and sang some of his compositions too.
Bappi Da came to Mumbai when he was 19 and received his first opportunity in West Bengal, Daadu (1974). His first Hindi film for which he composed music was Nanha Shikari, and his composition was Tu Hi Mera Chanda, sung by Mukesh.
Image Credit: Instagram \ Bappi Lahiri.