“Bappi Lahiri” Famous Singer Dies at 69 in Mumbai Hospital

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Bappi Lahiri scored hit songs for several films in the late 1970s and 1980s, including ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Disco Dancer’, and ‘Sharaabi’. His last Bollywood song, titled Bhankas, was for the 2020 film ‘Baaghi 3’.

Singer and composer Bappi Lahiri, who popularized disco music in India during the 1980s and 1990s, died today at Mumbai’s CritiCare Hospital. He was 69.

He had been in the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. However, his health deteriorated on Tuesday, so his family contacted a doctor.

He was taken to the hospital with multiple health issues. He died from OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight,” Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, told PTI.

Several songs by Bappi Lahiri were featured in films of the late 1970s and 80s, including ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Disco Dancer’, and ‘Sharaabi’. His last Bollywood song, titled Bhankas, appears in the 2020 film ‘Baaghi 3’.

The doctor’s report states that he had tested positive for Covid-19 in April last year, which led to him being placed on full bed rest. A wheelchair with a lift was also installed at the singer’s house in Juhu for easy mobility.

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