Bappi Lahiri passes away: Disco King of India breathes his last in Mumbai hospital
Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who popularised disco music in India in the 80s and 90s, has died following multiple health issues, a doctor treating him said on Wednesday. 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 playback singer and music director had appeared in a TV commercial for a soft drink as the ‘golden man’ of India. In 2014, he joined BJP and even contested in the general election from Srerampur Lok Sabha constituency but lost. He is passed away at the age of 69 he breathed his last in Mumbai hospital. Bollywood lost their one more singer-composer.