Late singer Bappi Lahiri’s son Bappa traveled to Mumbai from the US along with his family for the last rites of his dad on Thursday. Bappi Lahiri, who had been hospitalized for a month, where he was being treated for multiple health issues, died of sleep apnea on Tuesday night, news agency PTI reported. The composer-singer is survived by his wife, son Bappa and girl Rema. A statement from Bappi Lahiri’s family read, “It’s a deeply sad moment for us. Our beloved Bappi Da has left for heavenly abode last midnight. The cremation will take on the arrival of Bappa From LA tomorrow mid-morning. We are seeking love and blessings for his soul.”
Bappi Lahiri was most popular for delivering famous melodies in a few movies of the last part of the 1970s-80s like Chalte, Disco Dancer, and Sharaabi, to give some examples. His last Bollywood melody was named Bhankas was for the 2020 film Baaghi 3, featuring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. The veteran artist also made an appearance during an episode of the last season of the TV reality show Bigg Boss 15, where he arrived as a guest along with his grandson Swastik ( son of Rema and Govind Bansal).
In the recent years, Bappi Lahiri sang tracks like Bambai Nagariya from Taxi No 9211 (2006), Ooh La from The Dirty Picture (2011) and Tune Maari Entriyaan from 2014 film Gunday. Other than Hindi films, Bappi Lahiri also gave music for films in Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Gujarati films. His last Bollywood tune named Bhankas was for the 2020 film Baaghi 3.