Legendary singer and musician Bappi Lahiri died on February 15. He was 69 years old. The singer's health deteriorated and he was brought to the hospital in a critical state yesterday. He passed away at 11:45 pm on February 15.
His cremation will be held tomorrow, February 17, at Pawan Hans Crematorium, Mumbai. Lahiri's family is waiting for his son, Bappa, to arrive from the US.
Hours after Bappi Lahiri’s death, the singer's family released a statement to the media mourning the loss. Calling it a "deeply sad moment", the statement lists the details of the cremation which will be held on Thursday once his son Bappa lands in Mumbai from Los Angeles.
"It’s a deeply sad moment for us. Our beloved Bappi Da has left for heavenly abode last midnight. The cremation will take place on arrival of Bappa From LA tomorrow mid morning. We are seeking love and blessings for his soul. We will keep you updated," the statement read. It was signed by Mrs Chitrani Lahiri, Mr Gobind Bansal, Bappa Lahiri and Rema Lahiri.
The singer-composer, who popularised disco music in Indian cinema in the '80s and '90s, passed away following multiple health issues. Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, said that the singer died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight.
Bappi Lahiri had developed a chest infection and was treated for the same earlier this year. He was discharged from the hospital on February 15. However, his condition worsened and was brought back to the hospital. However, he breathed his last at around 11.45 pm.