Bappi Lahiri Passes Away at Age Of 69

Bappi Lahiri Passes Away: Bappi Lahiri, the pioneer of disco music in Bollywood, died at a Mumbai hospital on Tuesday night, February 15. He was 69. The singer was admitted to Criticare Hospital in Mumbai’s Juhu area, where he breathed his last at 11:45 pm. The hospital also issued an official statement, confirming the death of Lahiri and stating that he was suffering from OSA- Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

“Lahiri 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. He was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight,” Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, told PTI.

Bappi Lahiri delivered popular songs in several films of the late 1970s-80s like ‘Chalte Chalte‘, ‘Disco Dancer‘, and ‘Sharaabi‘. His last Bollywood song titled Bhankas was for the 2020 film ‘Baaghi 3‘.

The singer’s last appearance on the screen was with Salman Khan on reality show Bigg Boss 15, where he was promoting his grandson Swastik’s new song ‘Baccha Party‘.

In April last year, the singer had been admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital after testing positive for Covid. He recovered after a few days.

Bappi Lahiri no more: President mourns the demise of singer

Remembering Bappi Lahiri, the official Twitter handle of President Ram Nath Kovind posted, “Shri #BappiLahiri was a matchless singer-composer. His songs found popularity not only in India but abroad. His memorable songs will continue to delight listeners for a long time.”

Bappi Lahiri dies at 69: A throwback pic of composer-singer with Lata Mangeshkar

Here’s a priceless throwback picture of Bappi Lahiri with legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who also passed away earlier this month.

Bappi Lahiri passes away: He will forever be a legend, says Vishal Dadlani

Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani is “stunned” by the news of Bappi Lahiri’s demise. Vishal shared a throwback picture with Lahiri from the sets of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and wrote, “We shared a mutual love and respect, and I’m grateful that Vishal-Shekhar were the first composers he sang for outside of his own songs.”

Bappi Lahiri Passes Away at Age Of 69 in Mumbai: Today we lost another gem, says Akshay Kumar

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has thanked Bappi Lahiri for “all the happiness you brought through your music”. Akshay tweeted, “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.”

Bappi Lahiri Ji’s music was all-encompassing: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “saddened” by the death of legendary music composer Bappi Lahiri. He tweeted, “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.”

Bappi Lahiri Passes Away at Age Of 69: You will be missed, says Ajay Devgn

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn took to Twitter to mourn the demise of Bappi Lahiri. Ajay 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. You will be missed.”

Bappi Lahiri passes away: A glimpse at his last Instagram post

In his last Instagram post, Bappi Lahiri had shared a throwback monochrome picture of himself wearing shades. He captioned the picture: “Old is always gold.”

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