Key Facts about Bappi Lahiri
|1||Birth name||Alokesh Lahiri|
|2||Nick Names||Bappi Da, Disco king of India, King of Disco|
|3||Born||27 November 1952|
Jaipaiguri, West Bengal, India
|4||Died||15 February 2022 (aged 69) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|5||Occupation(s)||Singer, Composer, Record Producer, Politician|
|6||Instruments||Vocals, Tabla, Piano, Drum, Guitar, Saxophone, Bongos, Dholak|
|8||Labels||BL Sound , Saregama,|
Venus Records & Tapes,
Universal Music Group, Abbey Road Studios , Planet LA Records
|9||Height||163cm (5feet 4 inch)|
|19||Son in Law||Govind Bansal|
|20||Daughter in Law||Tanisha Lahiri|
|21||Grandson||Swastik Bansal , Krish Lahiri|
|22||Awards||Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award|
|24||Death Reason||Obstructive Sleep Apnea|
|26||Net worth||Rs 22 crore|
Some Important Facts about Bappi Lahiri
Fact-1 Bappi Da’s real name…
Bappi Lahiri’s real name was Alokesh Lahiri,
Fact-2 Bappi Da’s Kishore Kumar connection
Kishore Kumar was Bappi Lahiri’s distant maternal uncle
Fact-3 Bappi Da’s debut film
His debut film is with Kishore Da’s ‘Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi‘.
Fact-4 Bappi Da sued whom for copyright
Bappi Lahiri sued Dr Dre in 2003 for copying his music from the song “Kaliyon ka chaman jab banta hai, thoda resham lagta hai “. Later Dr Dre has given the credits to Bappi Da and the matter was resolved.
Fact-5 Bappi Lahiri Tabla playing
He started playing Tabla at a tender age of just three-years.
Fact-6 Bappi Da’s world record..
Bappi Lahiri made a Guinness Book of World records for recording over 180 songs for 33 films. These all the films were released in 1986 in a single year.
Fact-7 Disco king of India or King of Disco
He is known as Disco king of India or King of Disco .Bappi Dada’s film disco dancer has drastically changed the music of Bollywood. Everybody started dancing on disco dancer tunes
Fact-8 Bappi Da’s styling inspiration
Although Bappi Da is known for his own style But Bappi Da’s styling inspiration was Mr. Elvis Presley. In an interview of TV show Indian Idol He revealed this truth.
Fact-9 Last Composition
He has composed a devotional song ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya’ track which was sang by Anuradha Juju. This is said to be his last composition.
Fact-10 Contested election
Bappi Lahiri joined politics in year 2014. He has contested Sreerampur, Lok Sabha seat from Bhartiya Janata Party’s ticket but lost against Kalyan Banerjee of TMC in 2014.
Fact-11 ‘Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy, Aaja Aaja Aaja’
His famous song ‘Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy, Aaja Aaja Aaja’ from ‘Disco Dancer’ was quite popular globally.This song won many accolades globally. This song was recreated in Hollywood film ” You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” in 2008.
Michael Jackson said to be the big fan of Jimmy Jimmy song!
He also got recorded in London’s World Book for contribution to the world music through this song.
Rapper M.I.A. in her album , performed her own rendition for Jimmy Jimmy
Fact-12 Made Jingle for Mike Tyson
When famous boxer Mike Tyson was invited to India to attend MMA tournament, Bappi Da has composed a a welcome jingle “Om Swagatam” with his disco signature.
Fact-13 Bappi Da a generational singer
Dada was a generational singer. He sang and composed for many famous superstars at their time as well as their sons in his five decade long carrier. He sang for Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt, Dev Anand and Sunil Anand, Dharmendra and Sunny Deol. He also wished to sing for Sunny Deols’s son Karan but couldn’t.
Fact-14 Massive fan following in Russia
Dada enjoyed a massive fan following in USSR. His song When Bappi Lahiri released Jimmy Jimmy, It became super duper hit not only in Russia but all over the world. It had become a cult song in USSR and is still loved by the people.
Fact-15 Collaborated with ” The Jackson 5 “
In year 2007, Bappi Lahiri signed and international project with renowned pop band “The Jackson 5″When he finalized a deal with The Jackson 5. Randy and Jermaine Jackson duo all flew down to India for the deal.
Fact-16 First Indian composer to be in The Grammy Award jury
In year 2012, Bappi dada was the first Indian composer to be part of the Grammy jury.
Fact-17 Nomination for Oscars and Golden Globs Award
In year 2017, He was nominated at the Oscars and Golden Globes Awards, for giving his voice to the films Moana and Lion. He sang the song for the film Moana and dubbed the character Tamatoa in the same .His composition “Come Closer” which was influenced by – Imagination’s 1981 song Body Talk. Dev Patel has acted in this song and It was in the soundtrack of Hollywood movie “Lion” in 2016.
Fact-18 In 2006 given vocals for the first time to another composer
Although dada sang many songs in which he has composed the music. But in year 2006 for the first time he has given vocals to the songs not composed by him. Upto year 2006 he has never given vocals to any other composer’s song . It was Vishal-Shekhar’s Taxi No. 9211 in which He sang ‘Bambai Nagariya ‘ for the first time and rest is history. It was a big hit.
Fact-19 Composed tribute song for Michael Jackson
In year 2009, when Michael Jackson passed away, Bappi dada paid his tribute to the legendary pop singer by composing a tribute song for him .When Michael Jackson passed away in 2009, Bappi Lahiri composed a special song, called “Don’t Say Goodbye” as a tribute to the pop legend.
Fact-20 Collaborated Internationally
He has collaborated with various acclaimed international artists like Elton John,Akon and Lady Gaga. He dubbed his voice in Kingsmen: The Golden Circle in Hindi.
Fact-21 Promotional video song of Guardian Of The Galaxy
His song “Jhoom Jhoom Baba ” was utilized in the Hindi promotional video of Guardian Of The Galaxy. You witness the characters Gamora, Star-Lord and Rocket dancing on the tunes.
Fact-22 Jitendra Connection
Jitendra and Bappi Lahiri combo made a record by giving 12 super-duper hit silver jubilee movies from 1983-1985 ,Bappi da has composed the music of all these superhits.
Fact-23 Bappi Da’s Disco style song inspiration
Rupa Biswas’s 1982 album “Disco Jazz” is said to be the inspiration for Bappi Dada’s disco style songs.
Fact-24 Record for vocalizing duets with late singers
Bappi Lahri made a record when he vocalized a duet “Nothing is Impossible” with two late legendary singers Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar for film “Zakhmee” in year 1975
Fact-25 First bengali film as musician
Bappi dada’s first bengali film film as a musician was Dadu (1974). He sang a duet with legendar Lata didi in this film.
Fact-26 Disco King and Ghazals
It is lesser known fact that the very famous ghazal ‘Kisi najar ko tera intejar aaj bhi hai ..’ in 1985 film “Aitbaar” was composed by the Disco king of India, Bappi Lahiri.
Fact-27 The only Indian music director , invited by Jonathon Ross
In 1989 he became the only Indian music director who has been invited by Jonathon Ross for a live performance on BBC London.
Fact-28 Conferred House of Lords
He contributed a lot for an NGO- Justice for widows for which He has been conferred the “House of Lords” award.
Fact-29 First composition for Hindi film
His first Hindi film as a music composer was 1973’s movie “Nanha Shikari”
Fact-30 Made record for most song recording in a single day
Bappi da once made a world recorded by recording most number of songs in a single day.
Fact-31 Bappi Dada worked with American Idol
In year 2011, He had collaborated with American Idol Contestant Shaun Barrows and released the music album, “Walking on Love Street” featuring Shaun.
Fact-32 Amitabh Bachchan …
Once someone asked Bappi dada that who he thinks as a competitor in music industry? :
Bappi Da replied-“In film industry, there is Amitabh Bachchan and in music industry, there is Bappida. But Amitabh Bachchan is 12 years older than me.”
Fact-33 Dubbed for Disney
Fact-34 International musicians who dressed like Bappi Lahiri ?
Fact-35 ‘It’s Rocking Dard-E-Disco’
Fact-36 When “The Disco king of India” met “King of Pop”
Fact-37 Whom he liked to play his character in a biopic of his life?
Fact-38 When Lata Mangeshkar predicted his carrier.
Fact-39 Pioneer of disco beats in India
Fact-40 Indian Premiere League (IPL) connection
Fact-41 Winner of many awards
Fact-42 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
Fact-43 Bappi Lahiri’s networth
Fact-44 Charge for composing single song
Fact-45 When Bappi Lahiri refused to by gold chain
Fact-46 “Chalte Chalte”
Fact-47 Used to wear 7-8 Gold chains at a time
Fact-48 Gold is my God
Fact-49 Last Bollywood song
Fact-50 Bappi Da’s first gold Jewelry
Fact-51 Gold tea set
Fact-53 When Rajkumar suggested Bappi Lahiri to wear Mangalsutra
Fact-54 Bappi Da during his last Journey waring goggles and chain
Fact-55 Mumbai police tribute to Bappi Lahiri
Lastly we will say Bappi Lahiri “Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rakhna Kabhi Alwida Na Kahna”
Q1. Is Bappi Lahiri Blind?
Ans: No, Bappi Lahiri is not blind. He likes to wear goggles.
Q2. Whether Bappi Lahiri was suffering from any disease?
Ans. Bappi Lahiri was covid 19 positive but recovered . Later He was suffering from (OSA) Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is a sleeping disorder.
Q3. What was the death reason of Bappi Lahiri?
Ans. Bappi Lahiri died of Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Is is a medical condition from which 28 million Indians are suffering.
Q4. What is OSA?
Ans. OSA stands for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, It is a medical disorder. It is an obstruction of airways when someone is sleeping.
Q5. What Are the Risk Factors of OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Ans. The tendency of muscle tone or tension in muscle tone weakens when someone falls asleep. The tendency of weakening is more in peoples suffering from OSA and due to this there wouldn’t be sufficient air and blood supply to the body and It may cause death.