Iconic musician, Bappi Lahiri known for his contribution to the Bollywood disco genre, has passed away in Mumbai.

The musician had been undergoing treatment for multiple health issues over the past month. He was 69.

Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, evaluated his case and 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.”


Lahiri, also known as Bappi Da, was famous for composing songs for movies including Disco Dancer, Himmatwala, Sharaabi, Adventures of Tarzan, Dance Dance, Satyamev Jayate, Commando, Aaj Ke Shahenshah, Thanedaar, Numbri Aadmi and Shola Aur Shabnam.

The news of his demise comes after rumours spread in September about his deteriorating health.

“I am shocked to see so many reports stating that I’ve lost my voice. It’s ridiculous and I’m really unhappy,” he said.

The composer’s last contribution to Bollywood was the song Bhankas from the 2020 film Baaghi 3.