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Legendary Indian Musician singer Bappi Lahiri passes away at 69

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Bappi Lahiri, the pioneer of disco music in Bollywood, died at a Mumbai hospital on Tuesday night, February 15. He was 69.

The Criticare Hospital in Mumbai released a statement saying that he was suffering from OSA- Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr. Deepak Namjoshi, Director of the 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.”

He composed some of the most popular Indian songs in the 1980s in movies like 'Chalte Chalte', 'Disco Dancer', and 'Sharaabi'. His last Bollywood song titled Bhankas was for the 2020 film 'Baaghi 3’.

He was last seen in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss’ where he came to promote his grandson Swastik's new song 'Baccha Party'. In April last year, the singer had been admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital after testing positive for Covid. He recovered after a few days.

Many prominent figures including Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid condolences to the composer’s family.

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