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Bappi Lahiri funeral: Disco King laid to rest as grief-stricken family performs last rites | Updates

Legendary singer Bappi Lahiri who popularised Disco music in India in the '80s and '90s passed away at the age of 69. As his son Bappa Lahiri returned from the US, the family began the preparations for his last rites on Thursday. His mortal remains were laid to rest as the inconsolable family, relatives and celebs reached the crematorium to pay tribute to India's Disco King.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 17, 2022 13:46 IST
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Bappi Lahiri 

Highlights

  • Bappi Lahiri passed away at age of 69
  • Last rites of the legendary singer were performed today (Feb 17)
  • The singer is survived by his wife Chitrani, two children --Reema & Bappa

Legendary singer-composer Bappi Lahiri, who popularised disco music in Indian cinema in the 80s and 90s, died following multiple health issues. He was 69. The last rites of the musician were held today (Thursday) as the family was waiting for his musician-son Bappa Lahiri to return from Los Angeles, US. After Bappa's return to India early morning, the Disco King's final journey began with family, friends and industry colleagues in attendance. Photos and videos from outside Bappi Lahiri's residence and Pawan Hans crematorium surfaced on the Internet showed inconsolable family bidding the legendary goodbye. Vidya Balan, Shakti Kapoor, Ila Arun, Alka Yagnik and Nikhil Dwivedi were among the celebrities who were present at the crematorium during the funeral to pay last tributes to the singer. 

 

 

Bappi Lahiri Funeral

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  • 1:34 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Bappi Da laid to rest

    Lahiri's family, including wife Chitrani, son Bappa and daughter Reema boarded the open truck along with other relatives. The truck was followed by a convoy of cars, including police vans and two ambulances. The distance of 10 minutes from his residence to the Vile Parle's Pawan Hans Crematorium was covered in nearly an hour, as the lorry made its way amidst fans and family members. Bappa, who reached Mumbai from the US with his family around 3 AM on Thursday, performed the last rites, often breaking down during the rituals. At the cremation, daughter Reema seemed inconsolable.

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  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Viday Balan, Nikhil Dwivedi attend funeral

    Actress Vidya Balan and Nikhil Dwivedi were among the many celebrities who reached the crematorium to pay their respect to Bappi Lahiri. Before this, the actress had also shared a post dedicated to the legendary musician on Instagram. "I wish you joy wherever you go Bappi da because thats what you brought to the world through your music and your being. Love always, Bidda (as you’d so endearingly call me)," she wrote.

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    Vidya Balan

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    Nikhil Dwivedi

  • 11:41 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Shakti Kapoor at crematorium

    Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor was seen at the crematorium where Bappi Lahiri's family will be performing the singer's last rites.

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    Shakti Kapoor at the crematorium

  • 11:32 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Bappi Lahiri's mortal remains reach crematorium

    Bappi Lahiri's mortal remains reach Pawan Hans crematorium. Shakti Kapoor, Ila Arun, Alka Yagnik and Nikhil Dwivedi are among the celebrities who are present at the crematorium during the funeral.

  • 11:30 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Rupali Ganguly joins Bappi's family

    Actress Rupali Ganguly was seen with Bappi Lahiri's family during this difficult time.

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    Rupali Ganguly joins Bappi's family

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Inconsolable family joins last journey

    Family members of Bappi Lahiri were seen bidding him goodbye. Moved to tears they paid their emotional tribute to him.

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    Bappi Lahiri's final journey

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Bappi Lahiri's family prepare for last rites

    Bappi Lahiri's family members were snapped preparing for the final rites. His son, grandson and more relatives were seen heading for Pawan Hans crematorium in Juhu.

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    Bappi Lahiri's final journey

  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    'Bappi Lahiri's songs for my films will remain eternal...' says Amitabh Bachchan

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday mourned the death of Bappi Lahiri and said the songs the singer-composer gave for his films are remembered with joy even after decades. The 69-year-old musician, who passed away at a city hospital, had composed several chartbusters for Bachchan for films like "Namak Halaal" (1982) and "Sharaabi" (1984). Their hit film tracks include "Pag Ghungroo Bandh", "Thodi Si Jo Pee Li Hai", "Aaj Rapat Jaye To", "Jahan Chaar Yaar", "De De Pyar De", "Inteha Ho Gayi Intezar Ki" and "Raat Baaki, Baat Baaki".

    The 79-year-old megastar remembered the composer on his blog, saying that he was "shocked and surprised" by Lahiri's demise.

    "Bappi Lahiri music director extraordinaire passes away shocked and surprised and in the misery of these tragic events of ‘passing’ in the rapid succession of times. His songs of films with me are and shall I believe remain eternal, they are played hummed sung along in these modern generation times with alacrity and rejoice," he wrote.

  • 10:34 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Sunny Deol remembers Bappi Da

    Taking to Twitter, Sunny Deol paid tribute to Bappi Lahiri. "India has lost another icon. Your contribution to Indian music industry & Cinema has been incomparable. I was fortunate to have worked with you during Ghayal & the legacy that you've created will forever live on.  My heartfelt condolences to the family. Om Shanti (sic)," he wrote.

  • 10:30 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Guests arrive to pay tribute to Disco King

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    Guests arrive to pay tribute to Disco King

  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Final journey of Bappi Lahiri begins

    The final journey of India's Disco King has begun. 

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    Bappi Lahiri final journey

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

     As his son Bappa Lahiri returned from the US, the family began the preparations for his last rites. On Thursday morning, Bappa and his family were snapped at the Mumbai airport as they made their way home. As family members arrived at the airport to receive Bappa and the others, the latter looked grief-stricken.  

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  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Legendary singer Bappi Lahiri who popularised Disco music in India in the '80s and '90s passed away at the age of 69. The singer is survived by his wife Chitrani, two children -- daughter Reema, who is also a singer, and music composer Bappa Lahiri.