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Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri dies at 69 in Mumbai

Veteran singer and composer Bappi Lahiri has passed away. As per sources, Bappi Lahiri died this morning at a hospital in Mumbai. The legendary singer-composer was aged 69 at the

Veteran singer and composer Bappi Lahiri has passed away. As per sources, Bappi Lahiri died this morning at a hospital in Mumbai. The legendary singer-composer was aged 69 at the time of his demise.

The veteran singer was admitted to the hospital last year after he was tested positive for coronavirus.

However, Lahiri was discharged soon after. A statement issued by his spokesperson said, and I quote, “Despite the utmost precautions, unfortunately, Mr. Bappi Lahiri has tested positive for COVID 19.

He is under very good and expert care at the Breach Candy Hospital. Bappi Dada’s family requests all those who came into contact with him in the recent past to get themselves tested as a precautionary measure. “

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Bappi Lahiri is one of those singers who introduced India to disco. He sang several hit songs, including Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, and Sharaabi. Bappi Da’s last Bollywood song was titled “Bhankas,” which was a part of Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s 2020 movie Baaghi 3.

Popularly known as Bappi Da, Lahiri is known for popularising the use of synthesised disco music in Indian cinema and singing some of his own compositions. He had delivered major box office successes in several Bollywood and Bengali films and remained one of the top music composers of Bollywood during the 80s and 90s.

Lahiri also had a brief political stint when he joined the BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from the Srerampur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal for the 2014 general elections and lost.

Though he was known for disco-style songs, he also composed some melodious songs as well, such as the songs from Chalte Chalte and Zakhmee.

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Portions of Lahiri’s song “Thoda Resham Lagta Hai” were included in the 2002 song “Addictive” by American R&B singer Truth Hurts. The Indian music label sued the American record company, following which Lahiri was listed in the song’s credits.

In late 2016, Lahiri voiced the character of Tamatoa in the Hindi-dubbed version of Disney’s 3D animated fantasy adventure film Moana; he also composed and sang “Shona”, the Hindi version of “Shiny”.

This was his first time dubbing for an animated character, and he also appeared in Ramratan’s song “Yeh Hai Dance Bar.” He won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 63rd Filmfare Awards.

First Published: 16th February, 2022 13:01 IST

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