Bappi Lahiri was born into a Bengali Brahmin family in Jalpaiguri as Alokesh Lahiri.His parents, Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri, both were Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet.
Kishore Kumar was his maternal uncle. Lahiri began to play tabla at the age of 3. Initially, he was trained by his parents. His favorite quote is 'Gold is my God.'
Bappi Lahiri was popular in the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s for the film soundtracks composed by him from films such as Naya Kadam, Aangan Ki Kali, Wardat, Disco Dancer, Hathkadi, Namak Halaal, Masterji, Dance Dance etc.
He came to Mumbai when he was 19. He received his first opportunity in a Cinema of West Bengal, Daadu (1974) where he made Lata Mangeshkar sing his composition. His first Hindi film was Nanha Shikari
The turning point of his career was Tahir Husain's Hindi film, Zakhmee (1975), for which he composed music and doubled as a playback singer.
In 1976 Lahiri scored a major success with his compositions for the film Chalte Chalte, particularly the songs "Chalte chalte mere yeh geet yaad rakhna na, kabhi alvida na kehna hai"
While primarily known as a songwriter throughout the 1980s, Lahiri broadened his appeal in 1989 by singing "Pyar kabhi kum hanin karma," a song composed by Prem Pratigyaa.
Bappi Lahiri had been in hospital for a month being treated for multiple health issues and today i.e on 16.02.2022 he passed away ath the age of 69
Tributes from Bollywood to Bappi Lahiri flooded in this morning. Actors like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn expressed their condolence to the family and also PM Narendra Modi expressed his grief on social media.