Singer-songwriter Bappi Lahiri No More breathes his last in Mumbai hospital
Veteran singer and songwriter Bappi Lahiri has died. Tuesday evening, that is February 15. The singer was admitted to Criticare Hospital in Mumbai where he breathed his last. He was 69 years old.
Shortly after news broke of Bappi Da’s death, several fans took to social media and paid tribute to the legendary singer. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also took to Twitter and expressed his shock at the news. “Shocked to hear of the passing of rockstar #BappiLahiri ji. Can’t believe my next door neighbor is no more. Your music will always remain in our hearts,” he wrote.
Shocked to learn of rockstar’s disappearance #BappiLahiri ji.
I can’t believe my next door neighbor is gone.
Your music will always remain in our hearts.
—Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 16, 2022
The veteran singer was also admitted to hospital in April last year after testing positive for coronavirus. However, Bappi Da was released soon. “Despite the utmost precautions, unfortunately Mr Bappi Lahiri tested positive for Covid 19. He is under very good expert care at Breach Candy Hospital. Bappi dada’s family is asking anyone who has come into contact with him in the recent past to get tested as a precaution,” read a statement from his spokesperson at the time.
Apart from that, in September last year, reports of Bappi Da’s voice loss also hit the headlines. However, the singer released a statement and called them “fake”. “It is disheartening to hear that some media outlets are publishing false reports about me and my health. With the blessings of my fans and supporters, I am fine! Bappida,” his statement read.
Bappi Lahiri is one of those singers who introduced India to Disco. He sang several hit songs including Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, Tune Maari Entriyaan, Asalaam-e-Ishqum and Sharaabi among others. Bappi Da’s latest Bollywood song was titled Bhankas which was part of Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s 2020 film Baaghi 3.
That his soul rests in peace!
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