By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
Iconic singer and musician, Bappi Lahiri needs no introduction as he is often regarded as one of the most versatile composers of all time. However, he is renowned for introducing and extensively using synthesised disco in Indian cinema. Bappi Lahiri has given some incredibly famous tracks in the late 1970s-80s in the films like Disco Dancer, Sharaabi, Chalte Chalte, and the list goes on.
Earlier this year, in April 2021, the whole music industry had gone stunned and shocked after it was reported that veteran singer, Bappi Lahiri had been admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. The reason behind his hospitalisation was none other than the life-threatening virus, COVID-19. However, the iconic singer was discharged from the hospital within some days.
On September 20, 2021, Bappi Lahiri took to his Instagram handle and dropped an official statement from his side, addressing all the speculations and reports suggesting that the iconic singer had lost his voice during his treatment of a lung ailment caused due to COVID-19. Smashing all the rumours, Bappi Lahiri clearly stated that this is just a perfect example of false reporting by the media. Showcasing his extreme disappointment, Bappi wrote, "Disheartening to learn about certain media outlets putting out false reports about me and my health. With the blessings of my fans and wellwishers I am doing well! Bappida." In his statement in the picture. Along with this, Bappi simply wrote, "#Falsereporting" in the caption of his post.
According to a report in the Mid-Day, Bappi Lahiri's son, Bappa Lahiri, also spoke about his father's health and opened up about the confusion circulating around Bappi Lahiri's voice during his recent interaction with the media. The doting son explained that doctors had advised his father to talk only in emergency cases for some time. Bappa Lahiri said, "He has been advised not to talk as part of the recovery. That's why onlookers wonder if he has lost his voice. But his spirits remain high."
Going further in his statement, Bappa Lahiri also opened up about his father, Bappi Lahiri's upcoming projects. The elated son also added that his father is recovering well at the moment and said, "He is planning to record a Durga Puja song with Bengali actor Rituparna Sengupta. He also composed the song, Ganpati Bappa Morya, rendered by Anuradha Juju." At the end, Bappa Lahiri surfaced some medical details about his father's recovery and stated, "The virus has slowed him down; he gets tired easily, but there is no cause for alarm. He is on the road to recovery."
On the professional front, Bappi Lahiri recently released the devotional track, Ganpati Bappa Morya.