Bollywood’s iconic music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri has tested positive for coronavirus.
The latest of the high-profile Bollywood celebrity to contract COVID-19.
His daughter Rema Lahiri Bansal also confirmed the news on Thursday that the veteran composer, 68, has been hospitalised after testing Covid-19 positive.
Rema in a statement said: “Bappi Da has exercised immense precaution but has been detected with mild Covid symptoms. He has been admitted under the care of Dr. Udwadia at Breach Candy Hospital purely as a precautionary measure due to his age. He will be fine and home soon. Thank You for keeping him in your prayers always.”
Meanwhile, an official statement was also issued on behalf of Bappi Lahiri by his spokesperson.
The statement said: “Despite utmost precautions, unfortunately, Mr. Bappi Lahiri has tested positive for Covid 19. He is under very good and expert care at the Breach Candy Hospital. Bappi dada’s family requests all those who came in contact with him in the recent past to get themselves tested as a precautionary measure.”
“He seeks blessings and wishes of his fans, friends, and everyone from India and abroad. On behalf of Bappi Da, we are passing his message to all his well-wishers and fans to stay healthy, stay blessed,” it added.