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Bappi Lahiri, Bollywood’s Disco King, has died at the age of 69

Bappi Lahiri, a singer-composer, died on Tuesday at the age of 69.

Bappi Lahiri has died: Bappi Lahiri, a singer and composer, died on Tuesday in Mumbai at the age of 69. He had been ill for some time and died of Obstructive Sleep Apnea at CritiCare Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actors Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar, and composer AR Rahman were among those who paid tribute to Lahiri.

The late composer’s family released an official statement announcing that his funeral will be held on Thursday. “It’s a deeply sad moment for us,” the statement read. The cremation will take place when Bappa (his son) arrives from Los Angeles mid-morning tomorrow. For his soul, we are seeking love and blessings. We’ll keep you informed. His wife Chitrani Lahiri, Gobind Bansal, and children Bappa and Rema Lahiri all signed the statement.

Bappi Lahiri, Bollywood's Disco King, has died at the age of 69
Bappi Lahiri, Bollywood’s Disco King, has died at the age of 69

“In January, Bappi Lahiri was brought into the hospital for a chest infection and Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” CritiCare hospital director Dr Deepak Namjoshi told indianexpress.com. He was admitted for 29 days, including 18 days in the intensive care unit. He then made a full recovery, with his parameters remaining stable while he underwent pulmonary rehabilitation.

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On Monday, February 14, he was released from the military. He stayed at home for about one and a half days before his health began to deteriorate and his family contacted us, so we dispatched an ambulance to his home. We tried to resuscitate him around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, but he eventually passed away around 11:40 – 11:45 p.m.”

“Bappi Lahiri was suffering from OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and recurrent chest infection,” the hospital said in a statement. Dr. Deepak Namjoshi was his doctor. He was admitted to Criticare Hospital in Juhu and stayed there for 29 days. He made a full recovery and was sent home on February 15th. However, after a day at home, his health deteriorated again, and he was rushed back to Criticare hospital in a critical condition, where he died at 11:45 p.m. Last year, he was infected with Covid. He has had OSA for the past year. He was admitted to Criticare Hospital on several occasions for treatment by Dr. Deepak Namjoshi, and he recovered each time.”

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The singer, who was known as Bappi da and had huge success in the 1980s and 1990s, is best known for introducing disco music to the Indian mainstream. His work on films such as Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Dance Dance, Commando earned him the title of “Disco King.”

“Shri Bappi Lahiri Ji’s music was all-encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a statement. His works could be appreciated by people of all ages. Everyone will miss his vivacious personality. I’m saddened by his death. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti,” says the speaker.

After testing positive for the coronavirus in 2021, the singer was admitted to the Breach Candy hospital’s ICU as a precautionary measure. Later that year, it was reported that the singer had lost his voice. “Some media outlets are spreading false news about me and my health, which breaks my heart to hear,” Lahiri wrote in an Instagram post. I am completely healthy thanks to the kindness of my fans and well-wishers.”

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“I feel so proud to have had this journey and to have worked with all of the extremely talented people in the industry,” the singer told PTI after celebrating 50 years in the industry in 2019. Simply put, Dilip Kumar to Ranveer Singh is my life. I’ve done everything from Dharm Adhikari to Gunday.”

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