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Bhupinder: The voice of wintry afternoons
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Bhupinder: The voice of wintry afternoons

Bhupinder Singh had a voice like no other. His music evokes long-forgotten memories and a simpler, saner world. He has given some of Hindi cinema's most priceless melodies.

Once Upon A Cinema: The life and death of  Aadesh Shrivastava
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Once Upon A Cinema: The life and death of Aadesh Shrivastava

Music composer Aadesh Shrivastava started working when he was a teenager. He had to claw his way in and find his feet as a composer.

Reading Bappi Lahiri as a queer icon: From all the gold jewellery to the defiant lyrics of his hits
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Reading Bappi Lahiri as a queer icon: From all the gold jewellery to the defiant lyrics of his hits

It takes courage to be Bappi Lahiri, the odd one out in showbiz, among the immaculately attired who dare not repeat clothes and accessories.

Bappi Lahiri was the 'original copycat': What makes the disco king claim the oxymoronic title
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Bappi Lahiri was the 'original copycat': What makes the disco king claim the oxymoronic title

While Bappi Lahiri copied, or as we politely allege, lifted quite liberally, and at a time when woke social media was not around to cancel him, he remains original in doing so.

Bappi Lahiri and Usha Uthup collabs are gifts that keep on giving; here's what made the two a dream disco pair
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Bappi Lahiri and Usha Uthup collabs are gifts that keep on giving; here's what made the two a dream disco pair

Together, singer Usha Uthup and composer Bappi Lahiri aligned their sartorial senses and musical acumen to create the most timeless parts of both their discographies.

Bappi Lahiri's son Bappa opens up on the loss: 'He was always the one to calm me down'
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Bappi Lahiri's son Bappa opens up on the loss: 'He was always the one to calm me down'

"Our home was an open house. Anyone could drop in anytime. My father would offer his hospitality 24/7. So many struggling singers and musicians came home for meals whenever they wanted," says Bappa Lahiri.

Revisiting Bappi Lahiri's songs with more stillness, the lesser known side to India's Disco King
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Revisiting Bappi Lahiri's songs with more stillness, the lesser known side to India's Disco King

In even the smallest of films, Bappi Lahiri springs a serene, sonorous surprise such as 'Pyar Manga Hai Tumhi Se' in a 1978 non-starter called College Girl.

Bappi Lahiri's unconventional music was gateway to spaces small-town India could neither afford nor dream of
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Bappi Lahiri's unconventional music was gateway to spaces small-town India could neither afford nor dream of

Bappi Lahiri taught an identity crisis-struck small-town India that our language could still be learned and shouted at the top of my voice, like the imported existentialism of Western music.

Alka Yagnik recalls her 'caring elder brother' Bappi Lahiri: 'He always had a good word for everyone'
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Alka Yagnik recalls her 'caring elder brother' Bappi Lahiri: 'He always had a good word for everyone'

Alka Yagnik on Bappi Lahiri | 'I will always remember him as the sweetest, warmest and most loving man ever'

Rajesh Roshan remembers his contemporary Bappi Lahiri: 'His demise is a big loss to the film industry'
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Rajesh Roshan remembers his contemporary Bappi Lahiri: 'His demise is a big loss to the film industry'

Rajesh Roshan on the 'most stylish music director,' Bappi Lahiri: 'He gave us several extraordinary superhits which even today enthrall and move us'

Obituary | How Bappi Lahiri struck an impeccable balance of mood and melody
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Obituary | How Bappi Lahiri struck an impeccable balance of mood and melody

It was not just Bappi da's music that made millions love him. He was adored for much more, and besides his music, his sartorial choices, his jokes and his warmth endeared him to millions

Bappi Lahiri is the undisputed King of Disco, but his mastery over synth and percussion stands as unparalleled
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Bappi Lahiri is the undisputed King of Disco, but his mastery over synth and percussion stands as unparalleled

While RD Burman and Laxmikant-Pyarelal are frequently considered among the earliest users of synth, Bappi Lahiri stands out in his ability to use mechanised music in a manner that was far ahead of its time.

Pahlaj Nihalani remebers his long association with Bappi Lahiri: 'His music played a very important part in success of my films'
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Pahlaj Nihalani remebers his long association with Bappi Lahiri: 'His music played a very important part in success of my films'

Producer Pahlaj Nihalani has a unique record of working uninterrupted with composer Bappi Lahiri from his first production Haathkadi in 1982 to Andaz in 1994

Bappi Lahiri, often mimicked and taken less seriously owing to his quirks, gave India a new sound
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Bappi Lahiri, often mimicked and taken less seriously owing to his quirks, gave India a new sound

Some might object to Bappi Lahiri's music being referred to as an ‘aesthetic,' thinking that aesthetic is only for highbrow songs. Why do we deride joy so much? Is joy not an integral part of the listening experience?

Bappi Lahiri passes away: From Yaad Aa Raha Hai to Ooh La La, a playlist of singer’s greatest hits of all time
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Bappi Lahiri passes away: From Yaad Aa Raha Hai to Ooh La La, a playlist of singer’s greatest hits of all time

Bappi Lahiri is credited as a pioneer of synthesised disco music in Indian cinema during the 1970s to 1990s with songs like 'I am a disco dancer', 'Jimmy Jimmy', 'Intehaan ho gayi', 'Tamma Tamma Loge', 'Yaar bina chain kahan re', and 'Aaj rapat jaaye to', among others.

Bappi Lahiri's successful streak as the Disco King is a testament to his music's longevity, distinction
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Bappi Lahiri's successful streak as the Disco King is a testament to his music's longevity, distinction

When Bappi Lahiri reflected back on his songs in an interview: "My songs never dated. I even sang for A R Rahman in Guru and Himesh Reshammiya in a film called Shortcut Romeo"

Bappi Lahiri passes away due to obstructive sleep apnea: All you need to know about this disorder
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Bappi Lahiri passes away due to obstructive sleep apnea: All you need to know about this disorder

Doctors treating the veteran composer and singer said that he had been battling obstructive sleep apnea since 2021 and succumbed to the sleep disorder on Tuesday night

Bappi Lahiri passes away: Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman, Ajay Devgn remember India's Disco King
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Bappi Lahiri passes away: Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman, Ajay Devgn remember India's Disco King

Bappi Lahiri's "music was all-encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions. His lively nature will be missed by everyone," Narendra Modi tweeted on veteran's singer's demise

Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passes away in Mumbai hospital aged 69
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Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri passes away in Mumbai hospital aged 69

Bappi Lahiri died due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) shortly before midnight, Dr Deepak Namjoshi, director of the Mumbai hospital, told.