• Bollywood’s Disco King, Bappi Lahiri Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital

    Fondly known as Bappi da, he was known for his fascination for gold

    Legendary music composer Bappi Lahiri died in the early hours of Wednesday in Mumbai's CritiCare Hospital. The singer, best known as Bollywood’s undisputed disco king, was 69.

    Last year, the iconic musician was admitted to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai after being diagnosed with the deadly Covid-19. 

    Fondly known as Bappi da, he was known for his fascination for gold. He has composed songs for superhit movies such as Disco Dancer, Himmatwala, Sharaabi, Adventures of Tarzan, Dance Dance, Satyamev Jayate, Commando, Aaj Ke Shahenshah, Sailaab, Sharaabi, Thanedaar, Numbri Aadmi, Shola Aur Shabnam, among others. 

    He had also delivered major box office successes in Bengali films like Amar Sangee, Asha O Bhalobasha, Aamar Tumi, Amar Prem, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha, Priya and so. 

    Lahiri's first big Bollywood hit score was Aamir Khan's father Tahir Hussain's Zakhmee. He popularised the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema. He last composed the song Bhankas was for the 2020 movie Baaghi 3 starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor.

    The singer's last appearance on the screen was with Salman Khan on the reality show Bigg Boss 15.

    Lahiri joined BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from Srerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal for the 2014 Indian general election and lost. 

    Born on November 27, 1952, into a family of singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet, Lahiri's relatives include singer Kishore Kumar, his maternal uncle. His favorite quote was 'Gold is my God.'
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