He was 69.
According to the statement issued by Criticare hospital, Lahiri was suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and a recurrent chest infection.
”Lahiri had been admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called for a doctor to visit their home. He was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight,” Dr. Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital.
Bappi Lahiri is known for delivering popular songs in several films of Bollywood in the late 1970s-80s like Chalte Chalte, Disco Dancer, and Sharaabi.
As soon as the news became public, condolence messages and tributes on pouring in on social media.
The most iconic personality, a true rock star of our country. Have been so fortunate to have had your blessings through my career, got several opportunities to sing with you. Bappi da, you have gone too soon. Will miss you terribly. Rest in peace. Om Shanti🙏🏻#BappiLahiri pic.twitter.com/OTmk6ho40e— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) February 16, 2022
Lived with #BappiLahiri da like brothers as his next door neighbour for more than 40 yrs.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 16, 2022
His love and affection towards our family will be missed.
Can’t believe this.
I am numb and speechless.
Industry has lost a diamond.
ॐ शान्ति ! 🙏
No musical evening in ’80s and ’90s ended without ‘Chalte chalte yaad rakhna/ Kabhi alvida na kehna’, set to Bappi-da’s music.— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) February 16, 2022
It feels he created it for this day.
The man made music ahead of his time, to make disco dancers dance to his tune for generations to come.#BappiLahiri pic.twitter.com/yZeQaatYYL