Bappi Lahiri AKA Alokesh Lahiri started his music career at 3: Story of the Child Prodigy

Bappi Lahiri has died aged 69. The legendary singer started his musical journey at the age of 3.

Bappi Lahiri has died aged 69.

Bappi Lahiri started his musical journey in Bollywood in 1973 and since then there has been no looking back. However, did you know that Lahiri’s first date with music was when she was 3 years old? The veteran singer passed away yesterday, February 15. He was known for his unparalleled contribution to music.

Bappi was Alokesh Lahiri before becoming a famous singer and songwriter.


Bappi Lahiri was born as Alokesh Lahiri in 1952 at Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. Her father Aparesh Lahiri and her mother Bansari Lahiri were Bengali singers and musicians. Bappi was the only child.

He started his musical journey at the age of 3. He learned to play the tabla and impressed everyone. Early in his career, he was trained by his parents.

The singer became known as King Of Disco. He was nominated for Best Music Director for the Filmfare Awards 6 times between 1982 and 2018. The veteran singer won Filmfare’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Lahiri was married to Chitrani Lahiri and the couple have two children, a son, Bappa Lahiri, and a daughter, Rema Lahiri.


Bappi Lahiri tested positive for Covid-19 in April last year after which he was confined to complete bed rest. A wheelchair lift has also been installed in his Juhu Residence for ease of mobility and convenience. He was taken to hospital after his condition deteriorated overnight on Tuesday 15 and doctors tried to resuscitate him but were unable to.

Bappi Lahiri was a one-of-a-kind musician. Although he became famous for his disco-style songs, Lahiri had also lent his voice to many melodious numbers in films such as Chalte Chalte and Zakhmee.

READ ALSO | Bappi Lahiri denies rumors of poor health, says I’m fine

READ ALSO | Ajay Devgn and Raveena Tandon mourn the passing of Bappi Lahiri with throwback photos

Click here for’s full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.