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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Happy birthday to Disco King Bappi Lahiri.
Happy birthday to Bappi Lahiri.
The viewers of Bollywood films wish happy birthday singer and composer Bappi Lahiri on 27th November, 2014.
His father Aparesh Lahiri was a great singer and composer and from his he inherited the skills of music composition. His father sang notable songs in Bengali like “jhar”, “bhanga ei sampan”, and also composed songs in Bengali film Netaji Subhash Chandra Basu, where Lata sang the notable song “ekbar bidae de ma ghure ashi”. His mother Bansari Lahiri was also a famous singer.
In the early 1970s, his film Zakhmee gave him recognition in 1975. His song for Lata “ayo tumhe chand pe le jaye” became hit. In the early 1980s, his music in the films of Mithun Chakravarty became super hit. He started the trend of disco songs in Indian films. In Mithun Chakravarty’s film Disco Dancer all the songs were composed on disco andaz like “I am a disco dancer, zindagi hai mera gaana”, “yaad a raha hai”, to name a few. Bappi Lahiri continued composing music in other films of Mithun like Dance Dance, Commando, and other films.
On the other hand Bappi Lahiri’s music in Big B’s films like Namakhalal, Sharabi became bumper hit. All the songs like “ki pag ghungroo bandhke meera nachti”, “thori si jo peele hai” became smash hits. Bappi Lahiri rose in the league of the top music directors in the 1980s.
His songs in other films like Anil Kapoor’s Saheb, Sanjay Dutt’s Thanedaar became super hit. On the other hand he composed successful music in Bengali films.
His music in Uttam Kumar’s last film Ogo Bodhu Sundori including songs like “ami ekjon shanto shisto potni nishto bhadrolok”, “ei to jibon jakna jete jak pran” became super hit. His music in Tapas Pal’s film Guru Dakkhina became super hit 1986. All the songs of Kishore Kumar like “e amar guru dakkhina” became super hit.
Bappi Lahiri composed music in more than 500 films in different languages like Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, etc. The admirers of Bappi Lahiri expect him to continue composing and singing gems the way he started 40 years ago.