Bappi Lahiri dies in Mumbai hospital at 69

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Music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri died at a Mumbai hospital today. He was 69.

Bappi Lahiri is known for delivering popular songs in several films of the late 1970s-80s like Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, and Sharaabi. His last Bollywood song titled Bhankas was for the 2020 film Baaghi 3.

The veteran singer was admitted to the hospital last year after he was tested positive for coronavirus. However, Bappi Da was discharged soon. “Despite utmost precautions, unfortunately, Mr Bappi Lahiri has tested positive for Covid 19. He is under very good and expert care at the Breach Candy Hospital. Bappi dada’s family requests all those who came in contact with him in the recent past to get themselves tested as a precautionary measure,” a statement issued by his spokesperson back then read.

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Apart from this, in September last year, the reports of Bappi Da losing his voice also made headlines. However, the singer issued a statement and called them ‘false’. “Disheartening to learn about certain media outlets putting out false reports about me and my health. With the blessings of my fans and well-wishers, I am doing well! Bappida,” his statement read.