Music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri, our very own Disco King, who became a name to reckon with in the 80s, 90s, and even in the present time, breathed his last at Mumbai's CritiCare Hospital on Wednesday. He was 69. The industry is in shock and in a state of mourning losing yet another icon after the demise of Lata Mangeshkar. His last rites will be performed today. Some of Lahiri’s popular Bengali films include Amar Prem, Mandira, Aamar Tumi etc, and Hindi films are Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Sharaabi, among others. Celebrities share their favourite songs of their loving and always smiling ‘Bappi Da’ as they remember the legend:
Jasmin Bhasin- Bappi Da's music was very catchy. Yarr Bina Chain Kahan Re picturised on Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh and Jawani Janeman from Namak Halal picturized on Parveen Babi are my favourites. After Lata Ji, it is a huge loss to the entertainment industry. May his soul rest in piece
Somy Ali- That’s the saddest news ever. The thought of Bappi Lahiri immediately takes me to watching Disco Dancer in my childhood days and the songs that were filmed on Mithun da. Yaad aa raha hai Tera pyar is one that still remains in my heart. Another huge loss for us.
Sharad Malhotra- Bappi Lahiri was fantastic at singing as well as giving music. His songs like Yadd Aa Rha Hai, Mumbai Se Aaya Mere Dost, Yaar Bina Chain Kaha Re are superhits and evergreen. His disco songs we have grown up watching and his signature style of wearing gold was quite unique. He lived life King Size. He will live through his songs in our hearts
Ayush Anand- Legends are immortal…they are and will always live through their music with us. Baapi Da was not only a music director but a rockstar as well. The way he carried himself was so inspiring..always happy and smiling. I am a disco dancer will always be special and one of my favourites is Gori Hai Kalaiyan from Aaj Ka Arjun