Essay on Bappi Lahiri

Alokesh Lahiri (27 November 1952 – 15 February 2022), better known by the name Bappi Lahiri, was an Indian singer, songwriter, politician, and record producer. He popularised synthetic disco music in Indian film and performed some of his own creations. He had commercial success with Bengali films such as Amar Sangee, Asha O Bhalobasha, Aamar Tumi, Amar Prem, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha, and Priya. He achieved popularity in the 1980s and 1990s with soundtracks to films such as Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Sharaabi, Naya Kadam, Masterji, Bewafai, Maqsad, Suraag, Insaaf Main Karoongaa, Dance Dance, Commando, Saaheb, Gang Leader, and Sailaab. In 2014, Bappi Lahiri became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was declared the BJP’s candidate for the 2014 Indian general election from Sreerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal, but lost.

Bappi Lahiri was born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, to a Bengali Brahmin family. Aparesh and Bansuri Lahiri, Aparesh’s parents, were both Bengali singers and musicians in classical and Shyama Sangeet. He was the couple’s sole offspring. Kishore Kumar, who is his maternal uncle, is one of his relatives.

At the age of three, Bappi Lahiri began studying tabla. At first, his parents taught him.

Bappi Lahiri is survived by two children: Bappa Lahiri, a son, and Rema Lahiri, a daughter. His son is married to Taneesha Lahiri and they have a son together, Krishh Lahiri.

Apart from his iconic disco-electronic music, Bappi Lahiri was also well-known for his characteristic outfit, which included gold chains, golden embellishments, velvety cardigans, and sunglasses.

On 15 February 2022, Bappi Lahiri died in Mumbai at the age of 69. He was rushed to Criticare Hospital in Juhu, where he died at 11:45 p.m. A lung infection brought on by obstructive sleep apnea was determined to be the cause of death.

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