Articles about Bappi Lahiri

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.

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

Bollywood News
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.

20 Jan 2020

Anil Kapoor
'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' trailer out; smashes homophobia with humor

The trailer for the Ayushmann Khurrana's next, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, is out.

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.

21 Jan 2018

Jio Filmfare Awards 2018: Complete winners' list

Vidya Balan ('Tumhari Sulu') and Irrfan Khan ('Hindi Medium') were judged the Best Actress/Actor at the 63rd Filmfare Awards 2018, hosted at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai's Worli.