Bappi Lahiri: News

Alokesh "Bappi" Lahiri is an Indian music composer, singer, record producer, and politician born on November 27, 1952. He helped popularize the usage of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and also lent voice to some of his compositions. He also composed several songs for Prosenjit Chatterjee. In fact, the duo created several box office successes such as 'Asha O Bhalobasha', 'Aamar Tumi', 'Amar Prem', 'Priya', 'Badnam', 'Mandira', 'Amar Sangi', and 'Raktelekha', among others. He rose to popularity with his filmi soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s for films like 'Sharaabi', 'Wardat', 'Disco Dancer', 'Namak Halaal', 'Dance Dance', 'Gang Leader', 'Commando', 'Sailaab', and 'Saheb'. He also contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from West Bengal's Srerampur constituency but lost to Trinamool Congress's candidate Kalyan Banerjee. Later, in 2016, he dubbed for the first time, voicing the animated character, Tamatoa, in the Hindi-dubbed version of Disney's 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure movie 'Moana'. In 2018, at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, Lahiri was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

27 Nov 2023

Music Industry

Revisiting Bappi Lahiri's best contemporary songs on his birth anniversary

Multifaceted artist Bappi Lahiri passed away on February 15, 2022, but his music has made him immortal, ensuring it fills the chasm he left behind.

16 Jun 2023

Mithun Chakraborty

Happy birthday, Mithun Chakraborty: Legendary songs of OG Disco King

Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty turned 73 years old on Friday (June 16). With a career spanning over four decades, Chakraborty has treated us not only with iconic films but also songs.

16 Feb 2023

Music Industry

Remembering Bappi Lahiri: Times legendary singer-composer received international acclaim

With more than 5,000 songs in over 500 films, singing maestro Bappi Lahiri contributed extensively to uplifting the Indian music industry.

28 Dec 2022


Year Wrap: Bollywood celebrities we lost in 2022

The year 2022 was a bittersweet one for the Hindi film industry.

18 Dec 2022

Music Industry

In memoriam: Remembering musical maestros we lost this year

The year 2022 was a debilitating one for the Indian music industry.

31 Oct 2022


China: 'Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja' becomes COVID-19 protest song

A superhit song from Mithun Chakraborty's 1982 film Disco Dancer, Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja has become an unusual protest song for Chinese people frustrated with their government's COVID-19 restrictions.

04 Apr 2022

Grammy Awards

Grammys 2022: In Memoriam leaves out Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri

The Grammy Awards 2022, dubbed to be "music's biggest night," concluded on Sunday (Monday in India) in Las Vegas.

17 Feb 2022


India's Disco King Bappi Lahiri laid to rest in Mumbai

Legendary music composer Bappi Lahiri was laid to rest on Thursday at the Pawan Hans Crematorium, Vile Parle, Mumbai.

16 Feb 2022


Bappi Lahiri's funeral to be held on Thursday. Details inside

Leaving the entire nation in a state of shock, legendary music composer Bappi Lahiri left for his heavenly abode on Tuesday.

16 Feb 2022


Did you know Bappi Lahiri had his look trademarked?

We ushered in Wednesday with the sad news of legendary Indian music composer Bappi Lahiri's untimely demise.

16 Feb 2022


Here's why Bappi Lahiri's work in 'Namak Halaal' was special

Veteran music composer and playback singer Bappi Lahiri passed away at only 69 on Tuesday.

16 Feb 2022

Health & Wellness

What is obstructive sleep apnea? (and how to prevent it)

Bollywood singer and composer Bappi Lahiri's sudden demise has the whole country enquiring about the condition he had been suffering from.

16 Feb 2022


PM Modi, President Kovind, celebrities mourn Bappi Lahiri's untimely death

Indian music composer and playback singer Bappi Lahiri died on Tuesday night, leaving behind a pall of gloom.

16 Feb 2022

Amitabh Bachchan

RIP Bappi Lahiri! 5 interesting facts about the genius composer-singer

Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri passed away on Tuesday due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).

16 Feb 2022

Lata Mangeshkar

Iconic music composer Bappi Lahiri (69) passes away. RIP!

Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri has passed away, said reports.

01 Apr 2021


Bappi Lahiri in ICU after testing positive for coronavirus

Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri has tested positive for COVID-19 and is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), reports said on Thursday.

01 Aug 2018


Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

Giving tough competition to 'Gold-Man' aka music composer Bappi Lahiri is Golden Baba.