Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passed away on Tuesday, February 15, at a Mumbai hospital, informed a doctor on Wednesday. He was 69. He passed away around 11.45 pm on Tuesday.
Veteran singer had tested positive for Covid-19 in April last year
Bappi Lahiri's song Jimmy Jimmy is extremely popular in Russia
Popular Singer and composer Bappi Lahiri breathed his last this morning at a Mumbai hospital. He was 69 years old. The veteran singer had tested positive for Covid-19 in April last year.
- Throughout his four-decade-long career, Bappi gave Bollywood some super hits and one of them included Jimmy Jimmy. We have an interesting trivia related to the film that you might not be aware of.
- Jimmy Jimmy, featuring Mithun Chakraborty, was a worldwide hit with fan following in Southern and Central Asia, Eastern and Western Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, Turkey and the Soviet Union. The song was composed by Bappi Lahiri in the 1982 film Disco Dancer. Soon enough, it went on to become a cult in Russia. In fact, the song is popular in Russia and all Eurasian countries even today. Not only that, Jimmy Jimmy also featured in 2008 Hollywood film titled You don’t mess with the Yohan.
- Disco Dancer is musical drama starring Mithun Chakraborty. The film tells the rags-to-riches story of a young street performer. The peppy disco tracks of Disco Dancer became a hit all over. Other Disco songs composed by Bappi Lahari includes I am a Disco Dancer and Yaad Aa Raha Hai.
- Bappi Lahiri was being treated for multiple illnesses. He was brought to the hospital after his health deteriorated on Tuesday night and doctors tried to revive him but they couldn't.
Bappi Lahiri breathed his last at around 11.45 pm on February 15. He is survived by two children - a son, Bappa Lahiri, and a daughter, Rema Lahiri. Since Bappa is in the US, the family is waiting for his arrival. He will perform Bappi Lahiri's last rites. Bappa is married to Taneesha Lahiri, daughter of action director Mahendra Verma.