Iconic singer Bappi Lahiri passes away aged 69

On Tuesday night, he passed away at Mumbai's CritiCare Hospital in Juhu.

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Bappi Lahiri, a veteran singer-composer, died in a Mumbai hospital after suffering from severe health concerns. His death was confirmed by a doctor at the hospital. On Tuesday night, he passed away at Mumbai’s CritiCare Hospital in Juhu. He was 69 years old at the time.

“Bappi Lahiri was suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and recurrent chest infection. He was hospitalised in CritiCare Hospital, Juhu for 29 days with this. He recovered well and was discharged (for) home on Feb 15. However, after a day at home, his health again deteriorated and he was brought back to CritiCare hospital in a critical state and succumbed to his illness at about 11.45 pm. He suffered from Covid infection last year. He had OSA for the last 1 year,” Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, told ANI.

Bappi da, as he was affectionately known, was as well-known for his popular songs as he was for his fascination with gold. Bappi Lahiri was called the ‘Disco King’ of Bollywood in the 1980s and 1990s, because to his hit songs from films like Namak Halaal, Disco Dancer, and Dance Dance.

After being diagnosed with Covid-19 last year, the musician was hospitalised to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital. In September, the singer-composer denied allegations of his illness, telling Hindustan Times that he was in good health. “I am shocked to see so many reports stating that I’ve lost my voice. It’s ridiculous and I’m really unhappy.”

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