Singer and composer Bappi Lahiri has passed away. According to news agency PTI, 69-year-old Bappi Lahiri breathed his last at Juhu Criti Care Hospital in Mumbai. According to the news, Bappi Lahiri’s health suddenly deteriorated on Tuesday night. After which, he was taken to the hospital, where doctors tried a lot to save him but failed.
Bappi Lahiri was very ill for some time. He was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai several times last year. In the year 2021, he had mild corona symptoms; even then, he remained in the hospital for several days.
PM Modi Paid Tribute
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid his tribute to Bappi Da. He wrote in one of his tweets,
“Shri Bappi Lahiri ji’s music was all around. I was about to express different feelings. People of many generations can feel connected to his music. All will remember his cheerful nature. His death saddens me. Condolences to his family and fans. om Shanti”
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. pic.twitter.com/fLjjrTZ8Jq
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 16, 2022
Bappi Da was the disco king of Bollywood.
Music legend Bappi Lahiri’s real name was Alokesh Lahiri. People affectionately called him by the name of Bappi Da. He was born on 27 November 1952 in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. His father’s name was Aparesh Lahiri, and his mother’s name was Bansuri Lahiri.
Bappi Da gave Bollywood more than one hit song in the 70-80s. Mithun Chakraborty’s song ‘I’m a Disco Dancer’ was on people’s tongues as soon as it came. Bappi Da’s voice made this song famous from house to house. After this song, Bappi Da was also known as Disco King.
He composed about 5000 songs in his career. These included Hindi and Bengali and Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Oriya, Bhojpuri and Assamese languages. Apart from this, Bappi Da also composed songs and English songs of many Bangladeshi films.
Bappi Lahiri gave music for the first time in 1972 in a Bengali film Dadu. For the first time in Bollywood, he composed music for ‘Ninha Shikari’ in 1973. After this, he gave music and sang songs in many films, including Bazar Band Karo, Chalte Chalte, Aap Ki Khatir, Vardaad, Namak Halal, Sharabi, Himmatwala, Satyamev Jayate, Aaj Ka Arjun, Thanedar. In 2020, the song Bhankas of Baaghi 3 was his last song in Bollywood.
Rumours of losing voice were spread.
A few months ago, there were reports on social media sites that Bappi Lahiri’s health is wrong and has lost his voice. After this, Bappi Da dismissed these reports on his Instagram account. Then he wrote, ‘It is sad to know that some media houses run terrible news about my health and voice. I am better than the prayers of my fans and my good wishes.