Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away on Tuesday, February 15, at a Mumbai hospital, informed a doctor on Wednesday. He was 69. He passed away around 11.45 pm on Tuesday.
The veteran singer had tested positive for Covid-19 in April last year, after which he was confined to full bed rest. A wheelchair with a lift was also installed at his Juhu residence for easy mobility and convenience.
Bappi Lahiri was being treated for multiple illnesses. He was brought to the hospital after his health deteriorated on Tuesday night and doctors tried to revive him but they couldn't.
"He was unwell for quite some time and had been in and out of the hospital in the last year.
The singer-composer, a familiar figure for many with his trademark gold chains that he wore for luck and his sunglasses, was known for his songs in several films of the late 70s-80s. These included "Chalte Chalte", "Disco Dancer", and "Sharaabi".
His last Bollywood song was “Bhankas” for the 2020 film "Baaghi 3".
The music legend made his debut in the industry by providing the music score for the 1973 movie, 'Nanha Shikari'. Last year, Bappi Lahiri revealed that he made his debut in Bollywood as an actor in a Kishore Kumar film, 'Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi'.
Source: India Today