Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passes away at the age of 69

Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday, February 16

The veteran singer had tested positive for Covid-19 in April last year, following which he was confined to complete rest. A wheelchair with lift was also installed at his Juhu residence for easy mobility and convenience.

Bappi Lahiri was undergoing treatment for many diseases. He was brought to the hospital on Tuesday night when his health deteriorated and doctors tried to revive him but they could not.

“He had been unwell for quite some time and was in and out of the hospital over the past year.

The music legend made his debut in the industry by providing the music score for the 1973 film ‘Ninha Shikari’. Last year, Bappi Lahiri revealed that he made his Bollywood debut as an actor with Kishore Kumar’s Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi.

Known for popularizing disco music in the Indian mainstream, the singer was known as Bappi Da, and experienced great success in the 1980s and 90s. He earned the title of ‘Disco King’ thanks to his work in films like Disco Dancer, Namak Halal, Dance Dance, Commando.

In 2021, the singer was admitted to the ICU of Breach Candy Hospital as a precaution after testing positive for coronavirus. Later that year it was reported that the singer had lost his voice. Lahiri denied the reports in an Instagram post, writing, “Some media outlets are spreading false news about me and my health, which breaks my heart. By the grace of my fans and well-wishers, I am completely healthy. Am.”

After completing 50 years in the industry in 2019, the singer expressed his gratitude “I feel extremely proud to be on this journey and working with all the extremely talented people in the industry. Simply put, my life is Dilip Kumar for Ranveer Singh, from religion to goon, I have done all this.”

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