Iconic music composer Bappi Lahiri (69) passes away. RIP!
Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri has passed away, said reports. He was 69. Lahiri was admitted to the CritiCare Asia Multispeciality Hospital, Mumbai, where he died, added reports. Last year, the star composer was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19, but was discharged soon. This time, sadly, he couldn't make it. May his soul rest in peace!
Talking to PTI, Dr Deepak Namjoshi, Director, CritiCare hospital, said, "Lahiri had been admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called for a doctor to visit their home." "He was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight."
OSA is a pretty common form of sleep-related breathing disorder, which causes you to stop and start breathing repeatedly, in your sleep. In this form of apnea, the throat muscles relax intermittently, blocking your airway during sleep. The most noticeable sign of this disorder is snoring. Excessive weight, older age, narrowed airway, and high blood pressure are some of the reasons why OSA happens.
Lahiri's death comes just 10 days after musical doyen Lata Mangeshkar's, who died in Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai. Lahiri and Mangeshkar had collaborated frequently and have produced several noteworthy songs in Hindi and Bengali. Apart from these two giants, the music industry of the country lost another gem in recent times, Bengali singer Sandhya Mukherjee. Mukherjee died in a Kolkata hospital on Tuesday.
Mukherjee (90), who worked with music composers like SD Burman, Naushad and Salil Chowdhury, passed away following a massive cardiac arrest at 7:30 PM. She was rushed to the hospital on January 27 and was put on vasopressor support. Earlier on Tuesday, she was shifted to the ICU. "Because of irregular heart beats she could not be revived," a senior hospital official informed media.
Back to Lahiri, he is famous for bringing in a new wave and style of music in Indian films. His compositions were termed "filmi disco Bollywood songs," and that was because of his songs in movies like Disco Dancer (which established Mithun Chakraborty in Bollywood), Dance Dance, Namak Halaal, Sharaabi, and the like. He also went regional and his Bengali songs were melodious, too.