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Bappi Lahiri passes away in Mumbai

The legendary singer-composer was 69
Bappi Lahiri
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Our Bureau, PTI   |   Mumbai   |   Published 16.02.22, 08:14 AM

Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who popularised disco music in India in the 80s and 90s, has died following multiple health issues, a doctor treating him said on Wednesday. He was 69. Lahiri died on Tuesday night at the CritiCare Hospital in Juhu.

Lahiri is survived by wife Chitrani, son Bappa and daughter Reema.

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"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.

The singer-composer, a familiar figure for many with his trademark gold chains that he wore for luck and his sunglasses, was known for his songs in several films of the late 70s-80s. These included Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer and Sharaabi. His last Bollywood song was Bhankas for the 2020 film Baaghi 3.

Condolences have been pouring in.

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh wrote, "Sad news of the passing away of legendary musician #BappiLahiri ji he will be fondly remembered for his mesmerising musical compositions which are loved by people of all ages. My condolences to the family. RIP #BappiDa ॐ शान्ति."

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted, "Another legend gone. #BappiLahiri. Had the good fortune of working closely with him when I shot an ad for p&g and then when I worked with White Feather Films for @_SanjayGupta. Man of incredible melody and talent."



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