Bappi Lahiri passed away today. Just two days before passing away singer Bappi Lahiri posted a throwback picture of himself. Bappi da said his last goodbye to the world on Tuesday night at a Mumbai hospital due to multiple health issues.
Bappi Lahiri’s Instagram post was a monochrome photo of himself in a reflective mood. “Old is always gold,” he had captioned it.
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With songs like I Am A Disco Dancer, Jimmy Jimmy, Pag Ghunghroo, Intehan Ho Gayi, Tamma Tamma Loge, Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re, Aaj Rapat Jaaye Toh, and Chalte Chalte, the music composer is credited as a pioneer of synthesised disco music in Indian cinema between the 1970s to 1990s.
As much as he was known for his hit numbers, Bappi da was also known for his fascination for gold.
Bappi Lahiri sang songs like Ooh La La for The Dirty Picture, Tune Maari Entriyaan for Gunday, Tamma Tamma for Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and Areey Pyar Kar Le for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan in the 2000s. He most recently composed the song Bhankas for the upcoming film Baaghi 3.
Bappi died on Tuesday night at the CritiCare Hospital in Juhu. “Bappi 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
He was survived by his wife Chitrani, two children — daughter Reema, who is also a singer, and music composer son Bappa Lahiri.