Bappi Lahiri

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Alokesh Lahiri (27 November 1952 – 15 February 2022),[1] popularly known as Bappi Lahiri, was an Indian singer, composer, politician and record producer. He was known for his use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema. Lahiri was born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India.

He worked on the movies Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Sharaabi, Dance Dance, Commando, Saaheb, Gang Leader and Sailaab. His career began in 1972 and he retired in 2020.

Lahiri voice dubbed Elton John in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Jemaine Clement in Moana (2016).

Lahiri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014. He was the unsuccessful BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha in 2014.[2]

Lahiri died at a Mumbai hospital on 15 February 2022, aged 69.[3][4] The cause of death was a lung infection caused by obstructive sleep apnea.[5]

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  1. "Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri dies in Mumbai at 69". Hindustan Times. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  2. "Lok Sabha Results: Top 30 Losers". The Indian Express. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. "Bappi Lahiri passes away at 69 in Mumbai Hospital". 2022-02-16. Retrieved 2022-02-16.
  4. "Bappi Lahiri, Composer-Singer, Dies In Mumbai Hospital At 69". Retrieved 2022-02-16.
  5. "Singer Bappi Lahiri succumbs to obstructive sleep apnea; here's what the health condition means". Times of India. Retrieved 15 February 2022.