Bappi Lahiri Funeral LIVE Updates: Music icon Bappi Lahiri’s son, Bappa Lahiri, is back from the USA along with his family to perform his father’s last rites, which will take place today at Pawan Hans crematorium in Santacruz. The funeral procession of Bappi Lahiri has begun. His mortal remains were brought to his Mumbai home on Wednesday noon from Juhu’s CritiCare Hospital, where the legendary composer-singer breathed his last after suffering from a sleep-related breathing disorder. He was 69.
Several celebrities, including Kajol, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Rakesh Roshan, and Poonam Dhillon, arrived at the late composer’s residence to pay their last respects on Wednesday afternoon. The hospital also issued an official statement, confirming the death of Lahiri and stating that he was suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and a recurrent chest infection. "He was treated by Dr. Deepak Namjoshi. He was hospitalised at Criticare Hospital, Juhu, for 29 days with this. He recovered well and was discharged home on February 15. However, after a day at home, his health again deteriorated, and he was brought back to Criticare hospital in Juhu in a critical state and succumbed to his illness at about 11:45 pm. He had had OSA for the last 1 year. He was admitted on multiple occasions to Criticare Hospital under the treatment of Dr. Deepak Namjoshi and recovered on all occasions, "read the statement further.
On Sunday, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn and filmmakers Hansal Mehta and Ashoke Pandit were among the first celebrities to express their grief over the demise of the veteran composer on social media. Pandit said that he was "shocked" to hear about the death of "rockstar" Lahiri. He added, "I can’t believe my next-door neighbor is no more. Your music will always remain in our hearts. " While Mehta, who got an opportunity to work with Lahiri in an ad, wrote, "Another legend gone." Devgn tweeted, "Bappi Da was so endearing in person. But, his music had an edge." Boney Kapoor and Preity Zinta also offered their condolences.
Last year, Lahiri was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after the veteran was detected with "mild COVID symptoms." The singer was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital as a "precautionary measure".
Bappi Lahiri was known for delivering popular songs in several films of the late 1970s and early 1980s, like Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, and Sharaabi. His last Bollywood song, titled "Bhankas," was for the 2020 film Baaghi 3.
Bappi Lahiri ruled the music industry for several years and gave hits such as I am a Disco Dancer, Raat Baaki, Pag Ghoongroo, Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost, Naino Main Sapna, TaakiTaaki, Humko Aaj Kal Hain Intezaar, Tamma Tamma, Yaad Aa Raha Hai, Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re, among many others.
Bappi Lahiri was last seen on Bigg Boss 15, where he had come to promote the launch of his grandson Swastik’s new song, Baccha Party. It was his first and last appearance on Bigg Boss. Swastik took to Instagram and remembered his ‘dadu’. Abhijeet Bhattacharya also opened up about his bond with Bappi Da. A ‘never-before-published’ interview has also surfaced now in which Bappi spoke about his years as an active music director.