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Popularly known as the ‘Disco King of India’, Bollywood’s beloved Bappi Lahiri, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the age of 69. He passed away due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. We remember the legendary singer-composer with 10 of our favourite disco songs by Bappi Lahiri.
A song from the 1984 film ‘Sharaabi’, ‘De De Pyaar De’ has been synonymous with veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan but the main men behind this were Kishore Kumar, Prakash Mehra, and Bappi Da.
We don’t know about Jimmy, but we certainly couldn’t help but hit the dance floor when someone played the song ‘Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja’ from the 1982 film ‘Disco Dancer’.
We can't forget how sensuous Parveen Babi looked in this memorable song? This was sung by Bappi Da and Asha Bhonsle and it ruled the music charts for a long time after it was released as part of the 1982 comedy film ‘Namak Halaal’.
One of the best songs of Bappi Da, this song featured veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty. It was composed and created for the film ‘Disco Dancer’ and was recreated with Mithun for director Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal 3’.
This composition by BappiDa along with Salil Choudhary and Ramchandra can be best described as surreal! It featured the mesmerising Parveen Babi, one of the most popular actresses of Hindi cinema around the late 70s and early 80s.
Another popular song composed by Bappi Da, ‘Hari Om Hari’ (‘Pyaara Dushman’) was sung by Usha Uthup. Not just its music but also its dance and costume made it an iconic chartbuster.
A romantic and groovy track from the 1985 film ‘Saaheb’, this was sung by S Janaki and Bappi Da, and it featured actors Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh.
Who can forget this famous song composed by Bappi da? ‘Zindagi mera gaana, main usiki ka deewana’ – these lyrics from ‘I Am Disco Dancer’ (1982 ‘Disco Dancer’) made captions for many of the veteran singer-composer’s Instagram posts.
Bappi Da created this song for the 1990 film ‘Thanedaar’ starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Jeetendra. And we saw a remake of this groovy track in Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s ‘Badrinath ki Dulhania’ in 2017.
‘Ohh La La’ from ‘The Dirty Picture’ became one of the most popular songs of Vidya Balan and reminded music lovers of the OG rockstar that was Bappi Lahiri.