February 16, 2022
“Chalte Chalte…Mere Yeh Geet Yaad Rakhna…Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna”
Although Bappi Lahiri’s dance numbers were the life of every party, his earliest hits were melodic ballads. We were not only able to find our disco groove on the dance floor, but Bappi Da could also sing the blues. Could this be the king of disco singing sad songs? In his compositions, Bappi Lahiri conveyed a range of emotions. Whether you’re feeling upbeat and funky, pensive and soulful, or romantic and passionate, there’s a Bappi song for every mood. Bappi Lahiri, who had spent a month in a Mumbai hospital being treated for multiple ailments, died at the age of 69 on Feb 15.
Having begun his journey into Bollywood music in 1973, Lahiri has never looked back. Lahiri’s first exposure to music was at the tender age of 3. He was born Alokesh Lahiri in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri in 1952. His mother Bansari Lahiri and father Aparesh Lahiri were both Bengali singers. Bappi was their only child.
Eventually, he developed a reputation as a King Of Disco. From 1982to 2018, he was nominated six times for Best Music Director at the Filmfare Awards. In 2018, Filmfare honored the veteran singer with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Lahiri was married to Chitrani Lahiri and they had two children: Bappi Lahiri and Rema Lahiri.
A hit-making singer as well as a fan of gold, he was popularly known as Bappi da. Aaj Ke Shahenshah, Thanedaar, Numbri Aadmi, Shola Aur Shabnam, and Adventures of Tarzan were some of the films in which Bappi Lahiri composed songs. His first big Bollywood hit score was for Aamir Khan’s father Tahir Hussain’s film Zakhmee.
“Lahiri was admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday,” said Dr. Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital where he was admitted. On Tuesday, his health deteriorated, so his family called a doctor. They brought him to the hospital. He had several health problems. Shortly before midnight, he died of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).”
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