The funeral of the iconic musicians took place this morning. The family was waiting for his son Bappa Lahiri to arrive in town from LA last night. Celebrities like Vidya Balan, Rupali Ganguly, Shakti Kapoor, Ila Arun, Alka Yagnik among others attended the cremation site.
Speaking to ANI, Gobind Bansal, Bappi Lahiri’s son-in-law, told the news portal: “It’s a very sad day for us. Dada has entertained the whole country and everyone loved him.”
Revealing how Bappi Lahiri passed away, Gobind Bansal said: “He was hospitalized for three weeks, but was discharged and was back home. Last night (Monday night) around 8:30-9:00 PM, he also ate. “Half an hour after dinner he had a heart attack. His heart rate had dropped. He was rushed to hospital and the doctors declared at 11:44 am that he is gone.”
After the arrival of Bappa Lahiri last night, the cremation took place today at around 10:00 am at Pawan Hans crematorium.
Recalling that his grandson Bappi Da collapsed while talking about the Disco King of Bollywood, he shared: “He started my music career and he is my idol. Because of him I am a singer today. I love him and will always love him. I still can’t believe my father is gone.”
The news of Bappi Lahiri’s death was first disclosed by Dr. Deepak Namjoshi, director of CritiCare Hospital. According to PTI, he said: “Lahiri was hospitalized for a month and was released on Monday. However, his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called for a doctor to visit their home. He was taken to hospital. He had multiple health problems. He died of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight.
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