First published February 16, 2022 at 8:51 a.m. IST
Bappi Lahiri died Wednesday morning. The singer breathed his last in a hospital in Mumbai.
Indian music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri, who popularized disco music in India in the 80s and 90s, died today, February 16, at CritiCare Hospital in Mumbai. He was 69 years old. Bappi Lahiri has delivered popular songs in several movies like “Disco Dancer”, “Chalte Chalte” and “Sharabi”. Lahiri’s latest Bollywood song titled Bhankas was released in 2020 in the movie ‘Baaghi 3’.
Bappi Lahiri is also known as “Bappi Da” by his fans. He is not just a singer or a musician; he was also a music programmer, actor, and judge (on a music reality show). He has also done many stage performances. The list does not end there; Bappi Lahiri sang many Bengali songs during his career.
According to numerous articles on the internet, it is said that Bappi Lahiri’s net worth was stylishly around $3 million (Rs. 22 Crore). It was said that he used to take 8-10 lacs per song in Bollywood. He used to load 20-25 lacs for a one hour performance. He has also performed in various live concert shows for charity.
Bappi Lahiri used to live in a luxurious house in Mumbai which he bought in 2001. The value of his house is around Rs 3.5 Crores. He owned some of the best luxury cars like BMW, Audi, Tesla X and some others.
It was reported that Kishore Kumar was Bappi Lahiri’s maternal uncle, and he helped Lahiri pave his way in the film industry. Bappi Lahiri wore at least 7-8 gold chains every day and the reason for wearing a gold chain is that he thinks gold brings him good luck. Also read: Singer-songwriter Bappi Lahiri dies aged 69