Bappi Lahiri: Remembering The Legend With His Best Songs

Bappi Lahiri

The music maestro, born Alokesh Lahiri and known as Bappi Lahiri, has passed away. Due to severe health concerns, he died last night in a Mumbai hospital. He was 69 years old at the time. 

“He was in the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday, but his health deteriorated on Tuesday, and his family requested a doctor visit, after which he was taken to the hospital. Because of his multiple health issues, he died last night due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea),” said doctor Dr Deepak Namjoshi, who was in charge of his recovery at the hospital.

The renowned singer has left us with a plethora of hit tunes to enjoy, and here are some of his most well-known Hindi songs.

1. Yaad Aa Raha Hai

This 1982 hit starring Mithun Chakraborty, Kim, and Rajesh Khanna set a trend with its Bappi Lahiri-composed music. Bappi Lahiri’s own song Yaad aa raha hai… was one of the album’s biggest hits, alongside tracks like I am a Disco Dancer… and Jimmy Jimmy aajaa…

2. Yaar Bina Chain Kahan 

When the film Saaheb released in 1985, one of the key highlights of the film was a scene shot on Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh. The song is so timeless that it is in the 2020 film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, starring Ayushmann Khurrana.

3. Bambai Se Aya Mera Dost

‘Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost’ is a cheerful and comforting song. Bappi Lahiri has done an excellent job with this track, turning it into an instant classic. Bappi has a wonderful cheerful energy that will brighten the mood of listeners and watchers alike. 

The beat itself is uplifting, resulting in a carefree feeling. The dhol (drum) and harmonium, in particular, contribute to this atmosphere.

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4. Dekha Hai Mene Tujhko Phir

‘Dekha Hai Maine Tujhko Phir’ is a wonderful track that screams the 1980s. Disco lights, sleek sparkly jackets, colourful dresses, flare bottoms, and more are all included in the song. Bappi has taken on the task of composing in addition to his unique vocals.

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