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Disco King Bappi Lahiri's ashes immersed in the Hooghly

The family flew down from Mumbai earlier in the day and performed the rituals

PTI | Published 03.03.22, 08:51 PM
Bappa Lahiri scatters his late father's ashes in the Hooghly on Thursday

Bappa Lahiri scatters his late father's ashes in the Hooghly on Thursday

My Kolkata

The ashes of Bappi Lahiri, dubbed by many as Bollywood's `King of Disco' were immersed in the Hooghly river on Thursday.

His son Bappa Lahiri, wife Chitrani and daughter Rima Lahiri took the ashes of the well-known music director and singer on its last journey on a boat from Kolkata's Outram Ghat and scattered it in the Hooghly, 16 days after the Bollywood pop-music icon died.

The family flew down from Mumbai earlier in the day and performed religious rituals.

Bengal minister Sujit Bose was present on behalf of the state to offer assistance to the family.

The ashes of Bappi's father Aparesh Lahiri had also been immersed in the same river.

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Bappi Lahiri, born on November 27, 1952, to Bengali classical singers Aparesh and Bansuri Lahiri, had passed away on February 15 in Mumbai.

He died of obstructive sleep apnea.

The singer-composer 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.

Last updated on 03.03.22, 09:34 PM
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