bappi lahiri unknown facts

Veteran music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri’s demise has left fans in a shock. The 69-year-old was admitted to CritiCare Asia Multispeciality Hospital, Mumbai, where he took his last breath. The Disco King of Bollywood passed away due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).  Not many know that the singer-composer was related to legendary singer Kishore Kumar.  There are many facts about Bappi Lahiri unknown to his fans, one of them being that his real name is  Alokesh Lahiri.

Also, Bappi Da as he was lovingly addressed had marked his debut in the 1970s and went on to rule the 70s and 80s with his party anthems. Bappi Lahiri’s last song for a Bollywood film was Bhankas from the 2020 film Baaghi 3. In the same year, he sang the track Rum Pum Bum for Ravi Teja’s Telugu film, Disco Raja. He was last seen on Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 15.

Here we bring for his fans some unknown facts of Bappi Lahiri to remember him by.

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Bappi Lahiri: unknown and interesting facts about the Disco King:

Bappi Da’s name is in the Guinness Book of World records for recording over 180 songs for 33 films released during a single year (1986).

 

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Bappi Lahiri whose real name was Alokesh Lahiri is related to Kishore Kumar on his maternal side. The legendary singer was his maternal uncle and helped him pave his way in the music industry.

 

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His song, ‘Jimmy Jimmy,’ was recreated for the 2008 Hollywood film You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. Lahiri was also feted by the London’s World Book of Records for his contribution to global music via this song.

 

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In the year 1989, the singer-composer was invited by Jonathon Ross to perform live on BBC London. He was the only Indian music director who was invited.

 

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The Disco King has collaborated on songs with international music icons such as Lady Gaga and Akon among others. He was the only music director who was invited by Micheal Jackson to attend his first-ever live show in Mumbai, which was held in 1996

 

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The veteran singer wears 8-9 gold chains every day. If reports are to be believed, Bappi Lahiri owned 754 grams of gold jewellery. This was way back in 2014. His first was a Hare Krishna gold chain that he treasures the most. Last year he had bought a gold tea set for Dhanteras.

 

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The singer composed music for 12 super-hit silver jubilee movies from 1983 to 1985 and created a history.

 

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Bappi Lahiri has made guest appearances in several films like Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi, Om Shanti Om, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Nayan Mony. It’s Rocking Dard-E-Disco, is the only film wherein he played the role of the leading man.

Also Read: Disco King no more: Legendary music maestro Bappi Lahiri passes away at 69

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