Bappi Lahiri is no more
The music industry lost another veteran when singer-composer Bappi Lahiri breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital on February 15. Bappi da, as he was affectionately called, died due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He was 69.
Bappi da’s compositions like I am a Disco Dancer and Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja continue to be cult songs even today. They earned him the sobriquet Disco King. Another of his evergreen numbers is Chalte Chalte. This film, along with others like Zakhmee and Aapki Khatir, raised his profile in the 1970s, and he was even more successful in the 1980s with films such as Namak Halal, Dance Dance, and Sharaabi. Trained from an early age by his parents, who were well-known Bengali musicians, Lahiri won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
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