Veteran singer Bappi Lahiri passed away at the age of 69 in Mumbai. His doctor, Deepak Namjoshi, cardiologist and pulmonologist, issued an official statement, saying, “Bappi Lahiri was suffering from OSA-Obstructive Sleep Apnea and recurrent chest infection. He was hospitalised in Criticare Hospital, Juhu for 29 days with this. He recovered well and was discharged home on 15 February. However after a day at home, his health again deteriorated and he was brought back to Criticare hospital Juhu in a critical state and succumbed to his illness at about 11.45 pm.”
The statement continued, “He suffered from Covid infection last year. He had OSA since the last one year. He was admitted on multiple occasions in Criticare Hospital under treatment and recovered on all occasions.”
Ever since the news broke on the internet, Twitter has been flooding with messages for the Disco King. Celebrities including PM Narendra Modi, Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal, Chiranjeevi Konidela mourned the passing of the legendary singer-music composer.
Here are some of the messages shared:
Bappi Lahiri, who was a pioneer of disco in the Bollywood of the ’80s and ‘90s, had changed the course of music in Hindi cinema with his energetic dance numbers. We will miss his energetic vibe for sure.
(Featured Image Credits: Instagram @bappilahiri)