King of Bollywood disco, Bippi Lahiri dies at 69

The voice behind popular disco songs in the 80s and 90s, has left a huge void in the film industry.

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Famous Indian musician, composer and singer, Bappi Lahiri the King of Bollywood disco breathes his last in Mumbai. The veteran singer suffered multiple diseases before he breathed his last on Tuesday at Mumbai’s CritiCare Hospital in Juhu. He was 69.

Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, evaluated that Lahiri had been admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight.

Tune Maari Entriyaan singer’s last rites will be held on February 17 as the family waits for his son to return from Los Angeles.

“It’s a deeply sad moment for us. Our beloved Bappi Da has left for heavenly abode last midnight. The cremation will take place on the arrival of Bappa from LA tomorrow mid-morning. We are seeking love and blessings for his soul,” statement issued by his family read.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was saddened by Lahiri’s death.

King of Bollywood disco, Bappi Lahiri, the voice behind popular disco songs in the 80s and 90s, has left a huge void in the film industry with his untimely demise. He was known for his groovy disco tunes and eye-catching fashion style. His funky, foot-stomping music had Indians fall in love with disco and had an entire country dancing to his tunes.

The most striking characteristic about Lahiri was his casual, ornamental bling. Always seen sporting gleaming gold chains and bracelets, he was a style icon for many. His flashy velvet jackets and sequined robes were also a trademark style.

Lahiri, composed songs for hit Bollywood movies including Disco Dancer, Himmatwala, Sharaabi, Adventures of Tarzan, Dance Dance, Satyamev Jayate, Commando, Aaj Ke Shahenshah, Thanedaar, Numbri Aadmi and Shola Aur Shabnam.

His death shook India as Bollywood celebrities mourn his death few days after demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vidya Balan, Raveena Tandon, Ajay Devgn and Nimrat Kaur, and filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar and Sujoy Ghosh, pays tribute to the late singer.

Bollywood Diva Kareena Kapoor Khan posted an Instagram story, “Yaar Bina chain Kanhan Re RIP KING”

 “I wish you joy wherever you go Bappi da because that’s what you brought to the world through your music and your being. Love always, Bidda (as you’d so endearingly call me),” Vidya Balan wrote on her Instagram as she pays respects to Lahiri.

Raveena Tandon shared tweet, “Grew up listening to your music, Bappi da, you had your own style and always a smiling face. Your music shall play on forever.”

Ajay Devgan also mourned the legendary singer, he wrote in a tweet, “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. Dada, you will be missed.”

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