It is truly a sad day as the Bollywood music industry has lost one of its legendary singers Bappi Lahiri. The iconic singer has made a name for himself in the industry as the undisputed king of disco who has given us iconic tunes. The singer was also known for his characteristic style and his fascination with fine jewelry. Fans will forever remember the Disco King who gave so much success over the years. Bappi Lahiri will live through his iconic work.
The veteran singer was admitted to hospital and struggled with several health issues for over a month. Although Bappi Lahiri was recently discharged from hospital, his health has deteriorated at an alarming rate. As stated by the doctor, the cause of death was obstructive sleep apnea. He was 69 years old.
The singer was also known as Disco King!
Bappi Lahiri was affectionately referred to as Bappi da or the King of Disco as he was known for his impressive work in several films in the late 1970s-80s like Disco Dancer, Chalte Chalte’ and Sharaabi. Apart from his thriving Bollywood career, Bappi Lahiri has also sung many songs in the Bengali film industry. These songs include Amar Sangee’, ‘Asha O Bhalobasha’, ‘Aamar Tumi’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Raktelekha’ and Priya. Here is what actor Ajay Devgn wrote about Twitter while mourning the death of Bappi Lahiri.
Bappi Da was so endearing in person. But, his music had an edge. He introduced a more contemporary style in Hindi film music with Chalte Chalte, Suraksha & Disco Dancer.
🕉 Shanti Dada🙏 We will miss you
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 16, 2022
Even now, many of his songs have been remade and are still as catchy and entertaining as they were when they were released. Bappi Lahiri was last heard as he gave his voice to Arey Pyaar Kar Le’ and ‘Bhankas’ remake versions of ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ and ‘Baaghi 3’. Her voice and music-making abilities never went out of style!
Lately, Bappi Lahiri has been adding magic to songs like Ooh La La for The Dirty Picture, Tune Maari Entriyaan for Gunday, Tamma Tamma for Badrinath Ki Dulhania. These songs have become all-time hit anthems. Notable industry players have mourned the death of the iconic singer. From Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn to Nimrat Kaur and director Madhur Bhandarkar, everyone mourned the death of Bappi Lahiri.
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