Bappi Lahiri

  • Birthday: 27. November 1952
  • Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Awards: Filmfare Award for Music Director,

Biography

Bappi Lahiri or Alokesh Lahiri (born 27 November 1952) is a music director in the Indian film industry. He popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and sang some of his own compositions. He was popular in the 1980s and 1990s with filmi soundtracks like Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Dance Dance, Commando, Gang Leader, and Sharaabi among others.

Bappi Lahiri joined BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from Srirampur in West Bengal for the Indian general election, 2014.

Bappi D. Lahiri was born in Kolkata, West Bengal. His parents, Aparesh Lahiri and Bansari Lahiri both from Kolkata, West Bengal were famous Bengali singer and musician in classical music and Shyama Sangeet. He is their only child and from his mother's side his relative includes Kishore Kumar and S. Mukherjee.

He began to play the tabla at the age of three. His maternal relatives include legendary singer Kishore Kumar[citation needed] and the S. Mukherjee clan. Initially he was trained by his parents.


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