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Unknown facts about ‘Disco-King’ Bappi Lahiri who died today at the age of 69

Bappi Lahiri died in a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. His last rites will take place tomorrow on February 17.

BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Feb 16, 2022 03:19 PM IST

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Unknown facts about ‘Disco-King’ Bappi Lahiri who died today at the age of 69

Bappi Lahiri, the iconic Bollywood singer and music composer, died at the age of 69, on Wednesday morning. He was hospitalised at the CritiCare hospital. The singer had a number of health problems. The hospital's director, Dr. Deepak Namjoshi, stated, “He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight’’.


Lahiri was last seen on the reality television show Bigg Boss 15, where he was promoting the release of his grandson's song "Baccha Party".

Bappi Lahiri's appeal never failed to impress his followers, from his collection of gold ornaments to his wonderful voice. Let's take a look at some unknown and interesting facts about the pop singer, which will help you get to know him better:

·       Did you know that Bappi Lahiri and Kishore Kumar have a family relationship? Kishore Kumar was Lahiri’s maternal uncle.

·       In a career spanning 1983 to 1985, Bappi Lahiri set a record by composing for 12 super-hit silver jubilee films.

·       He was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1986 for recording more than 180 songs for 33 films.

·       Bappi Lahiri was the only Indian music director chosen to perform live on BBC London by Jonathon Ross in 1989.

·       Bappi Lahiri has 754 grams of gold jewelry valued Rs. 17,67,451 in 2014. Every day, the legendary vocalist wears 8-9 gold chains.

·       “Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja”, a super hit song by Bappi Lahiri, was featured in the Hollywood film You Don't Mess with The Zohans.

·       Walking on Love Street, a music album by Bappi Lahiri featuring American Idol participant Shaun Barrows, was published in 2011.

·       The Tune mari entriyaan singer was honoured by the house of lords for his amazing contribution to the ngo justice for widows.

·       He once set a world record for the most song recordings in a single day.

·       Lahiri, in his five-decade-long career, had crooned for many superstars and their sons. He has sung for Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek, Sunil Dutt and his son Sanjay, Dev Anand and Sunil, Dharmendra and his son Sunny Deol.

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