Alokesh Lahiri, popularly known as Bappi Lahiri, was an Indian singer, composer, politician and record producer. He popularised the use of synthesised disco music in Indian cinema.

He is said to have sung some of his own compositions. He had delivered major box office successes in Bengali films like Amar Sangee, Asha O Bhalobasha, Aamar Tumi, Amar Prem, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha, Priya and so on.

Born on 27 November 1952 Bapopi grew up as the only child of his parents by the name of Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri who both were Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet.

The first Hindi film for which he composed music was Nanha Shikari (1973) and his first Hindi composition was Tu Hi Mera Chanda sung by Mukesh.


Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1982 Filmfare Awards Best Music Director Armaan Nominated
1983 Namak Halaal Nominated
1985 Sharaabi Won
Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki Nominated
Tohfa Nominated
1991 Aaj Ka Arjun Nominated
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Won
2012 Mirchi Music Awards Best Item Song of the Year “Ooh La La” (From The Dirty Picture) Won

Bappi Lahiri Death: Cause of Bappi Lahiri Death

Bappi Lahiri died in Mumbai on 15 February 2022, aged 69. He was admitted to Juhu’s Criticare Hospital, where he breathed his last at 11:45 pm. The cause of death was a lung infection caused by obstructive sleep apnea.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. It causes you to repeatedly stop and start breathing while you sleep.

There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring.


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