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Iconic singer and musician, Bappi Lahiri need no introduction as he is often regarded as one of the most versatile composers of all time. However, he is also renowned for extensively introducing synthesised disco in Indian cinema.
It was in 1969 when his debut film, Dadu as a music director had released. However, his songs, I Am A Disco Dancer, Raat Baaki, Pag Ghoongroo, are still considered party anthems. 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.
Over the years, while some have idolised and cherished Bappi Lahiri's unique gold collection, some have mocked him for wearing too much gold, and one of them was the late legendary actor, Raaj Kumar. Yes! You read it right, the epitome of class and style, Raaj wasn't a huge fan of Bappi's gold collection, and the actor known for his outspoken nature had made a slightly strange remark on the iconic singer. According to reports, Bappi and Raaj had met for the first time at a star-studded event. And it was then when the late actor had passed a joke on Bappi, the moment he had seen him in the event in his trademark look, donning a lot of gold. Raaj Kumar had said:
“Waah, shaandaar. Ek se ek gahane, bas mangalsutra ki kamee rah gayi hai.”
For the unversed, Bappi Lahiri has time and again opened up about his 'true love' for gold. He had also added that he believes 'gold' is his lucky charm, which is the reason why he always carries a lot of gold jewellery with him. As per the reports, in 2014, the iconic singer owned 754 grams of gold jewellery.
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Bappi Lahiri was asked to reveal his plans for Dhanteras 2021. Answering this, the veteran singer had revealed that he had got tired of buying gold chains and had told his wife, Chitrani Lahiri, to buy a gold tea set. Bappi had added that his wife had fulfilled his wish, making him super-happy. He had said:
"Today on Dhanteras, I asked my wife to bring me a gold tea set. I saw a beautiful tee set and I wanted to have it. She went shopping and bought gold for me on this auspicious occasion. I didn't take gold chain this time. Everything is gold. I thought a tea set or a cup and a plate would be better."
Going further in the interview, Bappi Lahiri was asked to share his reaction to being hailed as the 'Gold Man of India'. Answering this, the singer had clearly stated that it is an honour for him to be called up with such a unique and great title. Showing his delight, Bappi had said:
"I am proud to be called the Gold Man. Gold is lucky for me. When I started wearing gold, my songs started becoming hits."
Bappi Lahiri and his wife, Chitrani Lahiri are doting parents to their two kids, Rema Lahiri and Bappa Lahiri.