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Bappi Lahiri Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital At 69: Bollywood Laments On The Demise Of The ‘Disco King’
Veteran Singer and music composer Bappi Lahiri breathed his last at Criti Care Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India. He was 69. Dr. He succumbed to Obstructive Sleep Apnea just before midnight. 10 days after the demise of Swar Kokila Bharat Ratna – Lata Mangeshkar, the Indian Music Industry lost its dearest “Bappi Da.”
What Did The Doctors Say?
Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri dies in Mumbai hospital, says doctor
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) February 16, 2022
Depak Namjoshi, who was supervising him, said, “Lahiri had been admitted to the hospital for a month due to lung infection which was caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). We had discharged him on Monday and he was absolutely fine. All his vitals were normal. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called in. He was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight.”
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Last year the legendary musician was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai. However, after a quick recovery, he was discharged soon. A spokesperson mentioned at that time, “Despite 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 in contact with him in the recent past to get themselves tested as a precautionary measure.”
Bollywood Will Miss Kalakar Bappi Da
Shri Bappi Lahiri Ji’s music was all encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions. People across generations could relate to his works. His lively nature will be missed by everyone. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/fLjjrTZ8Jq
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 16, 2022
Bappi Lahiri’s last song was ‘Bhankas,’ a part of the soundtrack for Shradhha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff-starrer Baaghi 3. He got B-town dance on the beat of his series of hits like Disco Dancer, Sharabi, Chalte Chalte, L Lag Gaye, Ooh La La, Tune Mari Entriyan, etc. His last on-screen appearance was with Salman Khan on Big Boss 15, where he came to promote Bachha Party, sung by his grandson Swastik.
Bappi Da was so endearing in person. But, his music had an edge. He introduced a more contemporary style to Hindi film music with Chalte Chalte, Suraksha & Disco Dancer.
🕉 Shanti Dada🙏 You will be missed
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 16, 2022
Bollywood is mourning Lahiri’s sudden departure. Filmmaker Ashok Pandit Tweeted, “Shocked to hear about the demise of rockstar #BappiLahiri Ji. Can’t believe my next-door neighbor is no more. Your music will always remain in our hearts.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, “Shri Bappi Lahiri Ji’s music was all-encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions. People across generations could relate to his works. His lively nature will be missed by everyone. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Grew up listening your music , Bappi da, you had your own style and always a smiling face . Your music shall play on forever .. OmShanti, Shanti, Shanti. 🙏🏻🕉🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Gl5XY3dPwh
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) February 16, 2022
Furthermore, actor Karan Kundra mentioned on Twitter, “Saddened and shocked.. you’re a legend dada.. you gave us so much love and positivity when you came to the BB house.. can’t believe Om Shanti.”
The ‘Disco King’ Will Remain In Our Hearts Forever
Bappi Lahiri was an unmatchable singer-composer. His songs found popularity not only in India but also at the internal level. His diversified vocal range included soulful as well as youthful melodies. Bappi-Da will continue to live amongst us through his memorable songs. Condolences to his family and fandom.