Bappi Lahiri, veteran music composer and singer, died at age 69 in Mumbai.

The music icon died at CritiCare hospital in Juhu due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly after midnight, his doctor told PTI.

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Lahiri had been admitted to the hospital for a month and was discharged on Monday. But his health deteriorated on Tuesday and his family called for a doctor to visit their home. He was brought to the hospital. He had multiple health issues. He died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight,” Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the hospital, told PTI.

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Fondly known as the ‘Disco King of Bollywood’, Bappi Lahiri had been admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai for COVID-19 last year.

When reports suggested he had lost his voice, he cleared the air in an Instagram post, “Some media outlets are spreading false news about me and my health, which breaks my heart to hear. By the grace of my fans and well-wishers, I am completely healthy.”

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The singer-composer, a familiar figure for many with his trademark gold chains that he wore for luck and his sunglasses, was known for his songs in several films of the late 70s-80s. These included “Chalte Chalte”, “Disco Dancer”, and “Sharaabi”.

His last Bollywood song was ‘Bhankas’ for the 2020 film ‘Baaghi 3’..

(With PTI inputs)