Bollywood’s legendary singer-composer Bappi Lahiri died in a Mumbai hospital following multiple health issues, reported news agency PTI. The news of his death was confirmed by a hospital doctor. He died on Tuesday night at Mumbai’s CritiCare Hospital, Juhu. He was 69 years old.
“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. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight,” Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, told PTI.
Popularly known as Bappi Da, was famous for his hit numbers and his fascination for gold jewellery. He composed songs for classic movies like Disco Dancer, Himmatwala, Sharaabi, Adventures of Tarzan, Dance Dance, Satyamev Jayate, Commando, Aaj Ke Shahenshah, Thanedaar, Numbri Aadmi, Shola Aur Shabnam and many more. His first big Bollywood hit was for Aamir Khan’s father Tahir Hussain’s film Zakhmee.
Not only the classics, but even after the 2010s, he gave big hits as he sang Dirty Picture’s Ooh La La, Tune Maari Entriyaan for Gunday, Tamma Tamma for Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Areey Pyar Kar Le for Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan. His last composed song was Bhankas for Baaghi 3.
Last year, Bappi Lahiri was admitted to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai after he was diagnosed with COVID 19.
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