Bappi Lahiri passes away at 69, from childhood to family, have a look at his life journey
Bappi Lahiri, the Disco King of India, passed away at the age of 69. The news came on Wednesday, February 16. He was popular for soundtracks like Wardat, Namak Halaal and Disco Dancer. The loss of Bappi Daa is huge for the film industry.
Not many people were aware of his personal life that he kept hidden behind his smile. Bappi Lahiri was born on November 27, 1952, as Alokesh Lahiri. The place of his birth was Jalpaiguri. His parents were Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri. Both of them were Bengali musicians and singers in Shyama Sangeet and classical music.
Gold was his God
Bappi Daa’s favourite quote was Gold is my God, which was pretty evident from the choice of his accessories. He shared the reason behind his love for gold as luck. His mother had gifted him a Hare Krishna Hare Ram medallion after his first picture, and he wore the locket to protect his throat.
He was also extremely inspired by Hollywood singer Elvis Presley and believed that even he could create an identity for himself like the music legend. Gold was his choice to create a different image for himself.
He was a child prodigy
At the mere age of three, Bappi Lahari had started playing the tabla. He went on to keep learning different instruments like saxophone and guitar. His uncle, legendary Indian singer Kishore Kumar, and his parents were a huge part in making music such an indispensable part of Bappi Lahiri’s life. He was also inspired by the late singer Lata Mangeshkar.
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Bappi Lahiri tied knots with Chitrani Lahiri on January 24, 1977. The couple gave birth to two children, Bappa Lahiri and Rema Lahiri.
Bappi Lahiri had joined the Bhartiya Janata Party in 2014 and contested the Lok Sabha Election in the same year from Srerampur, but he didn’t win.