Bollywood’s ‘King of Disco’ Bappi Lahiri dies at age 69

Bappi Lahiri

Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who popularized disco music in Indian cinema in the 80s and 90s, died on Tuesday night following multiple health issues. He was 69.

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Lahiri was prominently known for his Bollywood songs that included ‘Chalte Chalte’,Disco Dancer’, and ‘Sharaabi’. His distinct look that consisted of several gold chains, golden embellishments, velvety cardigans and sunglasses.


According to Times of India, a source at the hospital said, “ Bappi 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.”


The source added, “He died due to OSA (Obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight.”


Celebrities from India and Pakistan expressed grief on Bappi Lahiri’s demise


Pakistani Singer and Composer Shuja Haider



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Singer Adnan Sami



Actress Vidya Balan



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Cricketer Yuvraj Singh



Actress Kajol



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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar



Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur



Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja



Actor Anupam Kher



Director Hansal Mehta




Actress Huma Qureshi



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Actor Govinda



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Singer Shreya Ghoshal



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Singer Mika Singh



Actor Aftab Shivdasani



Actor Adnan Siddique

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Actor Ahmed Ali Butt


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Personal Life


Bappi Lahiri was born into a Bengali Brahmin family in Jalpaiguri. His parents, Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri, both were Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet. He was their only child. His relatives include singer Kishore Kumar, his maternal uncle.


Bappi began to play tabla at the age of 3. Initially, he was trained by his parents. Bappi Lahiri has left behind two children, a son Bappa Lahiri and a daughter Rema Lahiri. His son is married to Taneesha Lahiri with whom he has a son Krishh Lahiri.


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