“King of Disco”, Bappi Lehri- a veteran Indian singer, who left everyone in tears. He passed away on Tuesday. He was famous among his fans because of his singing and music composition talents. His legacy is immortal. Even he became popular for his biggest hits of the 1980s. He is still remembered for his mellifluous voice and musical style. And here you will be surprised to know that his fans quickly identified his beats in a few seconds. Well, here is a golden chance for his fans to know more about the legend. Let’s have a look at the given hidden things!
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Bappi Lehri
1- Bappi Da’s real name was…
His real name is not Bappi Lehri. He was born as Alokesh Lehri and eventually, he adopted Bappi as his name and since then, he became famous with this name.
2- Kishore Kumar was Bappi Lahiri’s maternal uncle
Here you will be surprised to know that Bollywood’s superstar, legendary actor Kishore Kumar was Bappi Lehri’s maternal uncle. And the duo shared strong bonding with each other.
3- Bappi Da made his film debut with Kishore Da
The legendary singer-music composer Bappi Lehri made his first movie with a Kishore Kumar film. And it was his best moment when he experienced working with him.
4- Bappi Lahiri sued Dr. Dre in 2003
Bappi Da once sued American rapper, Dr.Dre, after he copied the tune of ‘Kaliyon Ka Chaman’ for his album Addictive. Later, Dr. Dre credited Bappi Lehri on his music album.
5- Bappi Lahiri’s last composition
Bappi Da, a king of disco, released his last composition in September 2021. The legend made music for a devotional song named ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ and shared it on his social media accounts. While the track was sung by Anuradha Juju.
6- Bappi Da joined Politics
In 2014, the singer joined Bhartiya Janata Party. He contested from the Lok Sabha seat of Srerampur but lost to Kalyan Banerjee of the All India Trinamool Congress.
7- He started playing tabla as a three-year-old
Bappi Da first discovered his interest in music at a young age and since then, he started playing tabla. It was the time when he was just 3 years old.
8- Bappi Lahiri’s Styling Inspiration
In an episode of Indian Idol, one of the contestants asked him about his unique style inspiration, to which he replied and said, he was inspired by Elvis Presley.