Chiranjeevi Mourns The Demise Of Singer-Composer Bappi Lahiri

Singer–music composer Bappi Lahiri passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 69 at a private hospital in Mumbai.

The music composer was known for bringing synthesized disco music to Indian cinema and for his hit compositions in the 1980s and 90s. Bappi da, as he was fondly known, did not just compose music for Hindi films, he also composed or sung numerous hit numbers for Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and Gujarati films. But after his association with the Hindi and Bengali film industry, his songs for Telugu superstars like Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Mohan Babu, Venkatesh and others are widely known.

After learning of his loss on Wednesday morning, Chiranjeevi took to social media to share a throwback picture with the singer-composer. Writing of how he delivered numerous hit for his films (like Gang Leader and Rowdy Alludu), the Acharya star wrote, “Deeply anguished at the demise of legendary Music director & Singer Bappi Lahiri. I had a great association with Bappi da. He gave numerous chartbusters for me which contributed immensely to my films popularity. He will always be remembered for his unique style & his great enthusiasm for life which reflected in his music. My heartfelt condolences to all his near and dead. (sic)”

Bappi Lahiri passed away after a month of hospitalisation for multiple health issues, read reports. While he was discharged on Monday, his health deteriorated on Tuesday and a doctor was called in. The composer was rushed back to the hospital but he passed away due to obstructive sleep apnea before midnight yesterday. Bappi Da, as he was fondly known, was also known for his sense of fashion, standing apart from the rest due to his mullet hairstyle, quirky clothing and trademark gold chains and sunglasses. He is survived by son Bappa and daughter Rema.

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