The 69 year old singer composer passed away in a Mumbai hospital
Bappi Lahiri stole hearts with his disco music in the 80s and 90s and his numbers like Chalte Chalte, Disco Dance and Sharaabi were popular hits. He had composed many songs for Bollywood films as well. Bappi’s last appearance was for Big Boss 15 with Salman Khan.
The musician was born as Alokesh Lahiri in 1952 in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri. His father Aparesh Lahiri and mother Bansari Lahiri were Bengali singers and musicians. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee tweeted, “Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of legendary singer and music composer Bappi Lahiri. A boy from our North Bengal, he rose to all-India fame and success by the dint of his sheer talent and hard work, and made us proud by his musical contribution.”
“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, director of the hospital, told PTI. Many Bollywood stars, politicians and well wishers expressed their shock at the untimely demise of Bappi Lahiri.