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Bollywood’s Disco King, Baapi Lahiri Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital At Age 69

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Bollywood's Disco King, Baapi Lahiri Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital At Age 69

Bappi Lahiri, a singer-composer best known for his synthesised disco beats, died in a Mumbai hospital Friday night at the age of 69. According to news agency PTI, he had been in the hospital for a month, getting treated for a variety of health conditions. “Bappi Lahiri had been in the hospital for a month before being released on Monday. On Tuesday, however, his health began to deteriorate, and his family requested that a doctor come to their home. He was taken to a hospital. He was suffering from a variety of ailments. He died shortly before midnight from OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) “PTI spoke with Dr. Deepak Namjoshi, the director of CritiCare Hospital.

Bappi Lahiri, a pioneer of disco in Bollywood in the 1980s and 1990s, composed superhit soundtracks for films such as Disco Dancer, DanceDance, Chalte Chalte, and Namak Halaal, making him one of the most prominent characters in Indian film music. In the field of Bengali cinema, he also had a long list of soundtrack credits. He performed several of his own tunes, including Disco Dancer’s Koi Yaha Naache Naache and Saheb’s Pyar Bina Chain Kaha. With his distinctive gold chains and sunglasses, Bappi da, as he was affectionately known, cut a dazzling figure.

Bappi Lahiri, whose real name is Alokesh, also had a brief political career, joining the BJP in 2014. He was defeated by a Trinamool candidate in the Lok Sabha election that year.

Bhankas for the 2020 film Baaghi 3 was Bappi Lahiri’s last Bollywood song. Now he is survived by Bappa, his son, and Rema, his daughter.

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