Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who popularised disco music in Indian cinema in the 80s and 90s, died on Tuesday night, following multiple health issues. He was 69. “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, told PTI. The last rites and cremation are currently taking place in Vile Parle crematorium, in Mumbai.Read Less
Shakti Kapoor: Film industry has been endearing a great loss since 9-10 days, first we lost legendary singer Lata Ji and then Bappi Da, at such young age, 69 is not an age to die. He has gone too soon. Bappi Da showed a new vision to music. We have lost two golden coins in form of Lata Ji and Bappi Da, that we cannot get back.
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Bappi Da was a full-of-life person. Was a genius but never imposed his thoughts on others. Whenever an artist used to sing, he always used to motivate them to sing in their style. Never showed ego but always appreciated others for their work.
Bappi Da always used to keep himself busy with work, always creating something new in his studio.
Bappi Da had always supported and loved me the same way he did during the struggling days, I pray God blesses him with heaven.
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It is not good to say anything in this time of sorrow but our disco king has said goodbye forever. One who comes has to go someday, but an artiste like Bappi Da who ruled the music fraternity for 50 years, composed such iconic songs, should not have left so soon.
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From meeting Michael Jackson to his lucky charm: RARE facts about ‘Disco King’ Bappi Lahiri
Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away at 69 due to multiple health issues. He suffered from several health complications and died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). He is survived by his wife, Chitrani, daughter Rema and a son Bappa, who has taken to his dad’s musical career. Fans and Bollywood celebrities have taken to their social media handles to pay rich tributes to the singer and composer. As his family and fans continue to mourn his sudden demise, we bring you some rare facts about the Disco King.
The story goes that Nihalani told Bappi da that he wants to have a disco song (in ‘Hathkadi’) picturised on Reena Roy, set against the backdrop of a railway platform and a train arriving at it. Bappi da almost immediately said, ‘Let’s do a Disco Station’. Nihalani loved the words ‘Disco Station’. He immediately called up Majrooh Sultanpuri and told him about Bappi da’s coined words. Majrooh saab refused outright. The senior lyrics writer said such songs are not his style. But Nihalani stood his ground albeit politely.
Ila Arun, Bhushan Kumar, Vidya Balan, Mika Singh and Shakti Kapoor were among the Bollywood celebrities who arrived at the crematorium to pay their respects.
To the one who gave us some unforgettable songs and continues to make our disco experience complete with 'I am a disco dancer'… You'll be truly missed Bappi Da..
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Bappi Lahiri’s son Bappa and daughter-in-law Taneesha prayed with folded hands after the last rites of the singer-composer. Bappi Da was cremated in a Mumbai’s crematorium. Bappa lit the funeral pyre.
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It makes me sad, that Bappi da has gone back on the lyrics of his song Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and forced us to say alvida to him.
I have heard stories of a 4-year-old Bappi da playing the tabla and Raj Kapoor ji offering him a naman and praise. He was a child genius. But he never took pride in his talent, he was always humble and easy to work with. Despite being so talented himself, he would always allow other singers the freedom to sing the way they wished. Everyone's aware of his talent, but as a person he was a gem and truly one-of-a-kind.
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I owe my career to Bappi Lahiri. I've been singing his songs like Chalte Chalte since high school and junior college. When I first came to Mumbai, I had a struggling phase of 7-8 years and money was hard to come by. But Bappi da's then manager, Bharat bhai, used to call me and ask me to come for Bappi da's shows in Pune, Ahmedabad and around the country. I used to wait anxiously for those calls, because that meant my finances for the month would be sorted.