Legendary Indian music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri die at Mumbai''s CritiCare Hospital on February 16, 2022. Lahiri, who popularised disco music in India in the 1980s, was 69-year-old at the time of his death.
Popularly known as Bappi da he was famous for his love for gold chains. For this, he often found his name attached to several jokes and memes.
The legendary musician was admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on February 14, 2022, but was readmitted the next day after his health deteriorated.
CritiCare director Dr Deepak Namjoshi informed the media that Bappi Lahiri had multiple health issues and he died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight.
In a career spanning over five decades, Bappi Lahiri gave some memorable musical hits- both in Bengali and Hindi.
He had delivered major box office successes in Bengali films like Amar Sangee, Asha O Bhalobasha, Aamar Tumi, Amar Prem, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha, Priya and so.
His major Hindi hit film albums include Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Sharaabi, Dance Dance, Commando, Saaheb, Gang Leader, Sailaab and so.
His last Bollywood song titled Bhankas was for the 2020 film 'Baaghi 3'.
The late musician was admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 in April last year.
Bappi Lahiri was born on November 27, 1952, into a Bengali Brahmin family in Jalpaiguri.
His parents, Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri, both were Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet.
He began to play the tabla at the age of three.
Popular singer Kishore Kumar was his maternal uncle.
Bappi Lahiri's favourite quote was 'Gold is my God.'
The singer's last appearance on the screen was with Salman Khan on the reality show Bigg Boss 15, where he was promoting his grandson Swastik's new song 'Baccha Party'.
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