The Indian music industry is shocked by the sudden demise of the celebrated music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri after the loss of two maestro singers, Lata Mangeshkar and Sandhya Mukhopadhyay. He was 69 and died of obstructive sleep apnea on February 16, 2022.
When the whole India is mourning the loss, late Bappi Lahiri's grandson, Swastik Bansal, a well-known performer on Indian Idol season 12 took to his Instagram handle and expressed his grief via social media.
Sharing the departed soul's picture, Swastik quipped that he immensely misses his 'dadu' and added that he loves Bappi Da. For the uninitiated, Swastik is the son of Bappi Lahiri's daughter and singer Rema Lahiri. As of 2022, he’s 13 years old. His stage name and rapper name is Rego B.
Taking to his Instagram story on Wednesday, February 16, Swastik shared a throwback still of his grandfather and wrote, "Miss you so much dadu, rest in peace love u. RIP (1952-2022). Take a look.
Rego often shared glimpses of Bappi Lahiri and his grandmother Chitrani Lahiri (Bappi Lahiri's wife). Wishing the duo recently on their 45th wedding anniversary, Swastik mentioned, "Happy 45th anniversary Dadu and Didima, you are very special to me and you make me believe that true love does exist, thank you for being in my life and nurturing me".
Bappi Lahiri's last on-screen presence was on the set of Bigg Boss 15, where he went along with his grandson to promote his song ‘Bachcha Party’. In the episode, Bappi Lahiri seemed to enjoy his time making conversation with the contestants and Salman khan. He was even seen dancing on his superhit song ‘Disco Dancer’, marking his 50 years working in the entertainment industry.