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Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away | A pictorial tribute to ‘Disco King’

Bappi Lahiri, credited with popularising disco music in Indian cinema, passed away in Mumbai on February 16. He was 69

February 16, 2022 / 04:04 PM IST
India mourns the death of legendary singer and music composer Bappi Lahiri who passed away in the wee hours of February 16 in Mumbai. He popularized the use of disco music in Indian cinema and had given some major box office successes in Bengali films. Here’s a pictorial tribute to the veteran singer-composer.
India mourns the death of veteran singer and music composer Bappi Lahiri who passed away in the early hours of February 16 in Mumbai. He popularised the use of disco music in Indian cinema and also gave some major box office hits in Bengali. Here’s a pictorial tribute to the veteran singer-composer.
Young Bappi with his parents. Bappi Lahiri was born in a Bengali family in Jalpaiguri. His parents were Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet. (Image: Instagra/bappilahiri_official_)
Young Bappi with his parents. Bappi Lahiri was born in a Bengali family in Jalpaiguri. His parents were musicians who were into classical music as well as devotional Shyama Sangeet. (Image: Instagram/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi Lahiri with Indeevar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Anjaan. He was popular in the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s for the film soundtracks composed by him from films such as Naya Kadam, Aangan Ki Kali, Wardat, Disco Dancer, and many more. (Image: Instagra/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi Lahiri with Indeevar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Anjaan. Lahiri gained popularity in the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s for the soundtracks he composed for films such as Naya Kadam, Aangan Ki Kali, Wardat and Disco Dancer. (Image: Instagram/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi Lehiri from his debut film Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi, 1974. (Image: Instagra/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi Lahiri from his debut film Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi, 1974. Legendary singer Kishore Kumar is in the middle. (Image: Instagram/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi with music icon Lata Mangeshkar at a recording studio. He got his first opportunity in 1974 for Daadu where he made Lata Mangeshkar sing his composition. (Image: Twitter @filmfare)
Bappi with music icon Lata Mangeshkar at a recording studio. He got his first break in 1974 for Daadu where he made Lata Mangeshkar sing his composition. (Image: Twitter @filmfare)
Bappi Lahiri with legendary singer Kishore Kumar. (Image: Instagra/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi Lahiri with Kishore Kumar. (Image: Instagram/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi da with his wife Chitrani, from early days in 1977. (Image: Instagra/bappilahiri_official_)
Bappi Da with his wife Chitrani in 1977. (Image: Instagram/bappilahiri_official_)
Singer and composer Bappi Lahiri with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He joined BJP in 2014 and was declared party’s candidate from Sreerampur in West Bengal for 2014 Indian general election, which he lost. (Image: Twitter @narendramodi)
Bappi Lahiri with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He joined BJP in 2014 and was the party’s candidate from Sreerampur in West Bengal for the general election that year, which he lost. (Image: Twitter @narendramodi)
Bappi Lahiri was also known for his signature look of his sartorial style that consisted gold chains, golden embellishments, velvety cardigans and sunglasses. (Image: Instagra/bappilahiri_official_)
Along with his music, Lahiri was also well known for his distinct sartorial style that included chunky gold chains, golden embellishments, velvety cardigans and sunglasses. (Image: Instagram/bappilahiri_official_)
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