Bappi Lahiri funeral: Disco King laid to rest in Mumbai; Family breaks down
Mumbai, Feb 17: Bappi Lahiri, Bollywood's disco legend, was laid to rest in the presence of his family members and relatives at Pawan Hans Crematorium today in Mumbai. 69-year old iconic singer breathed his last at a Mumbai hospital yesterday. Bappi Lahiri was instrumental in popularizing Disco music in India and has many hit songs to his credit.
The singer-composer, who was just 69 when he died in a Mumbai hospital on Tuesday night, embodied an irreverent pop cool all his own with both his appearance and songs, primarily through the 80s and 90s that saw hits such as "I'm a disco dancer", "Koi yahaan naache naache" and "Jimmy Jimmy".
There were many others too - "Yaar bina chain kahan re", "Kaliyon ka chaman", "De de pyaar de", "Jawaani jaaneman" and "Tamma Tamma" among some of them.
Legendary singer-composer Bappi Lahiri breathed his last on the night of February 15, at a Mumbai hospital. The news of his untimely demise broke on Wednesday, February 16. He was 69. The veteran singer had tested positive for Covid-19 in April last year. Bappi da will be cremated at Pawan Hans crematorium today, February 17, at 10 am.